Lectures & Talks

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.

  • Young girl in blue and white dress sleeping in a red armchair with a car on her lap
    Event: Programs & Lectures

    Impressionist Cats and Dogs

    with James H. Rubin
    Friday, November 15, 2019 - 2:00pm3:00pm.

    Many Impressionist paintings of modern life include household pets. They not only add charm to many pictures, their growing presence as family members alludes to middle-class leisure and prosperity.

    It is not unusual to discover that these often unnoticed domestic denizens complement representations of their owners, alluding to their lives in various ways.

    In some special cases, the devotion of certain artists to their pets reveals aspects of their aims and artistic identity, as well. More

  • A woman with long black hair, whose body and clothing are inscribed with Islamic calligraphy, lies on her back gazing directly at the camera. The bedding and wall behind her are densely adorned with bronze bullet casings.
    Event: Programs & Lectures

    Anderman Photography Lecture: Lalla Essaydi

    Tuesday, November 19, 2019 - 7:00pm8:30pm.

    Drawing on her experience growing up in Morocco and now living in the United States, Lalla Essaydi creates photographs of women that express the richness and complexity of identity. More

  • Anthony McCall, Split Second (Mirror)
    Event: Programs & Lectures

    Logan Lecture: Anthony McCall

    Thursday, November 21, 2019 - 6:00pm7:00pm.

    Anthony McCall’s signature materials of light and time explore the boundary between film and sculpture. Beginning in 1973, McCall developed the experiential "Solid Light" series. A beam of projected light slowly evolves in the same space as the viewer.

    His experimental films that incorporate installation, drawing, performance, and sculpture have been featured at museums throughout the US and Europe, with a solo exhibition closing in November at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York.

    London-born McCall lives and works in New York.

    Doors open at 5:30 pm. More

  • painting of Monet's garden and home
    Event: Programs & Lectures

    Monet As a Draftsman: Between Drawing and Pictorial Invention

    with Marianne Mathieu
    Thursday, December 12, 2019 - 6:00pm7:00pm.

    The reproduction of fleeting natural impressions played a central role in the art of Claude Monet (1840-1926).

    Like no other Impressionist, he explored the topography and the specific lighting moods of different locations, from the metropolis of Paris to the remote Seine villages of Vétheuil and Giverny.

    This lecture by Marianne Mathieu will explore the evolution of Monet's art from the 1850s to the 1920s with a focus on the places - both at home and on the road - from which he drew inspiration for his painting.

    Doors open at 5:45 pm. More

  • Agustín Cárdenas with Mon Ombre Après Minuit, 1963
    Event: Programs & Lectures

    In the Shadow of Surrealism from Cuba to Paris:The Sculpture of Agustín Cárdenas

    with Susan Power
    Wednesday, March 4, 2020 - 6:00pm8:00pm.

    Note: This presentation has been rescheduled to March 4 from the original date. Tickets will be available at a later date.

    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. More