Lectures & Talks

Lectures & Talks

The Denver Art Museum frequently hosts lectures by leaders in their fields.

  • Painting of water lilies
    Event: Programs & Lectures

    More Than Pretty Pictures: Claude Monet, Art and Life (SOLD OUT)

    with Paul Hayes Tucker
    Thursday, September 5, 2019 - 6:00pm7:00pm.

    Monet has long been hailed as the leading Impressionist landscape painter, but his art and life are often wrapped in a mythology that runs counter to the historical record.

    This lecture will separate fact from fiction and offer new insights into some of his most popular works, particularly his late Water-Lilies that he painted up until his death in 1926.

    Paul Hayes Tucker is Professor Emeritus at the University of Massachusetts, Boston.

    Tickets are $15 for DAM members. More

  • Two women stand on either side of a large wall label
    Event: Programs & Lectures

    Insight: What's In a Label? The Art of Exhibition Storytelling

    with Laura Caruso & Stefania Van Dyke
    Friday, September 6, 2019 - 6:00pm7:00pm.

    Discover the art of label writing, exhibition storytelling, and much more in this conversation between DAM's director of publications and a senior museum educator. More

  • Grid of tiny artworks 2x2 inches, 9 wide and 9 high.
    Event: Programs & Lectures

    Logan Lecture: Jonathan Saiz

    Wednesday, September 11, 2019 - 6:00pm7:00pm.

    Denver-born artist Jonathan Saiz invites the audience to imagine #WhatisUtopia in Eyes On: Jonathan Saiz. More

  • Francisco de Zurbarán, Virgin and Child and the Young John the Baptist
    Event: Programs & Lectures

    Zurbarán and the Atlantic World

    with Michael A. Brown, Ph.D.
    Friday, September 20, 2019 - 5:30pm7:45pm.

    Zurbarán was the most important religious painter of mid-seventeenth century Spain. He was also among the leading exporters of artwork to the Americas, and the travels and travails of these seafaring paintings make for some fascinating historical tales.

    Michael A. Brown, Ph.D., is Curator of European Art at the San Diego Museum of Art.

    Coffee, cookies, and conversation in the lobby of Sharp Auditorium at 5:30 pm, followed by the lecture at 6 pm.

    Free for Alianza members and students with ID; tickets are $5 for all others.


  • Vertical photo shows thin branches with small dark green leaves and bright red berries in crisp detail on the top half of image. The lower portion and background is a sunlit lush landscape but out of focus so it appears as soft green, yellow & white forms
    Event: Programs & Lectures

    Anderman Photography Lecture: Janelle Lynch

    Thursday, September 26, 2019 - 7:00pm8:30pm.

    Janelle Lynch is a large format photographer whose work has been born out of time spent in the landscapes of the United States, Spain and Mexico. More

  • Suchitra Mattai, Tropical Beauty, 2018
    Event: Programs & Lectures

    Logan Lecture: Suchitra Mattai

    Monday, October 7, 2019 - 6:00pm7:00pm.

    Suchitra Mattai is a multi-disciplinary artist born in Guyana, now working in Denver. Her practice maintains an interest in the complex relationship between the natural and artificial worlds, as well as in the questioning of historical narratives.

    Mattai will speak about her process, and share her experiences surrounding the Sharjah Biennial and the creation of "Imperfect Isometry."

    Doors open at 5:30 pm.

    A reception will follow at the ART, a hotel. More

  • Insight: Figuring Out Family Fun
    Event: Programs & Lectures

    Insight: Figuring Out Family Fun

    with Lindsay Genshaft and Natalie Thomas
    Friday, October 11, 2019 - 6:00pm7:00pm.

    Join Lindsay Genshaft (manager of family and community programs) and Natalie Thomas (coordinator of family interpretation) in a conversation about their creative approaches to making the museum fun and engaging for families. 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