Special Lectures & Talks

Special Lectures & Talks

The Denver Art Museum and its Support Groups frequently host special lectures by leaders in their fields.

  • Technology and Culture Change along the Proto Silk Roads
    Event: Lectures & Programs

    Technology and Culture Change along the Proto Silk Roads

    Asian Art Association & Curator's Circle Lecture Series
    Friday, December 15, 2017 - 6:30pm7:30pm.

    Dr. Rowan Flad, John E. Hudson Professor of Archaeology, Harvard University, shares the findings of his work in Gansu, China, on the Tao River Archaeological Project (TRAP), 2012-2017. More

  • Barbarian Tropes Framed Anew
    Event: Lectures & Programs

    Barbarian Tropes Framed Anew

    with Tamara Bentley
    Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 12:00pm1:00pm.

    Professor Tamara Bentley’s talk will examine three Chinese incised lacquer folding screens produced between 1665 and 1800. All three screens include segments depicting Europeans hunting exotic animals and parading with gifts; two screens specifically indicate that the Europeans are Dutch. More

  • Detail of the eastern facade of the Codz Pop showing the King of Kabah, Kabah, Yucatán
    Event: Lectures & Programs

    Animate Architecture in the Yucatán Peninsula

    with Dr. Meghan Rubenstein
    Thursday, January 18, 2018 - 1:30pm2:45pm.

    Ancient Maya art offers a window into a world imbued with supernatural forces, a place where rulers interacted with gods and mountains were anthropomorphic beings. The blurring between the natural and supernatural realms is also reflected in the built environment, where structures could be living things.


  • Berthe Morisot, The Lesson in the Garden, 1886
    Event: Lectures & Programs

    Move Closer: Looking at Impressionism

    with Molly Medakovich
    Saturday, February 10, 2018 - 2:30pm4:00pm.

    Between Her Paris: Women Artists in the Age of Impressionism and Degas: A Passion for Perfection, this is an excellent time to learn more about ways of looking at impressionist art. More

  • Line of silhouetted camels and riders passing in front of "Roman" ruins with columns and stone walls in a blue, star-filled night.
    Event: Lectures & Programs

    Art of the Silk Road and Japan

    Asian Art Association & Curator's Circle Lecture Series
    Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - 12:00pm1:00pm.

    Global trade routes have for millennia not only served as a way for civilizations to reap financial rewards from foreign commerce but have also been essential conduits for domestic innovations, that have led to great cultural and scientific advances for the societies along their routes.

    The greatest of the ancient trade routes is the Silk Road that connected the East and West. Japan is widely regarded as its Eastern-most terminus, and the country’s deep and varied engagement with it spans many centuries. More