Lectures & Talks
Each month, the Denver Art Museum hosts a variety of lectures that allow guests to connect more closely with the museum and its collections. Enjoy lectures and talks hosted by curators, artists, and leaders in their fields.
Linda Connor creates photographs that explore human connection to the spiritual world through monuments, sites, objects and ritual. More
This presentation focuses on Diego Rivera’s appropriation of Pre-Columbian spaces and figures in one of his most renowned works: the Anahuacalli museum of archaeology (1940-1957).
In this architectural space, Dr. Cristóbal Jacóme-Moreno argues, Rivera understood Mexico’s pre-Columbian past not only as a series of successive events in time, but especially as an active, integrative force in an ever-changing present. More
Often dubbed “the surrealist sculptor par excellence,” Cuban artist Agustín Cárdenas (1927-2001) participated in the surrealist group’s activities, most notably their international exhibitions, both in Paris and abroad during the postwar period.
Having enjoyed early recognition in Cuba before relocating to the French capital in 1955, Cárdenas’s five-decade career gained momentum at a moment when the surrealist movement was waning, however. More
The Denver Art Museum’s studio and artist programs team works collaboratively with creatives from across Denver to create engaging experiences that pull back the curtain on the creative process, invite visitors to work alongside artists, and bring new perspectives to the DAM’s collection. More
Internationally renowned artist Michele Oka Doner works across media including works on paper, sculpture, design, costume, site-specific installations, and public art.
Oka Doner is perhaps most well-known for her design acumen as she creates functional objects such as candelabras and tableware that allude to organic forms—from elements of nature to the human body.
Spanning five decades, Oka Doner’s creative output demonstrates her lifelong appreciation for the natural world and her ability to integrate notions of function with beauty.
Doors open at 5:30 pm. More
Early Classic censers from Escuintla, Guatemala, are among the most remarkable ceramic sculptures from ancient Mesoamerica. More
Daughter of immigrants, an idealistic American architect struggles to keep her dream alive as she journeys to discover why America abandoned World's Fairs.
For generations of Americans, World's Fairs captured visions of hope for the future as part of their collective memory. Mina Chow became fascinated with World's Fairs when she saw pictures of her parents at the 1964 New York World's Fair. Beginning with their stories, Mina shares this legacy and the American values that inspired her to become an architect. More
Senga Nengudi is one of the most celebrated artists working in installation and performance art since the 1960s.
Often incorporating found materials, Nengudi’s work explores notions of race, ethnicity, culture, and gender identity.
Based in Colorado Springs for more than thirty years, Nengudi creates video and music expanding upon her conceptual work by incorporating ritual dance and further engaging the cross-cultural dialogue central to her practice.
Doors open at 5:30 pm. More