Special Lectures & Talks

Special Lectures & Talks

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

  • 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.

    Patricia Graham, PhD, professor, curator and researcher, will explore the various ways contact with the Silk Road enriched the artistic landscape of Japan. More

  • Interpreting Mesoamerica and New Spain through the Non-destructive Study of Ancient Pigments
    Event: Lectures & Programs

    Interpreting Mesoamerica and New Spain through the Non-destructive Study of Ancient Pigments

    with Dr. Gerardo Gutierrez & Dr. Mary Pye
    Thursday, March 15, 2018 - 6:30pm7:45pm.

    Dr. Gerardo Gutierrez & Dr. Mary Pye will discuss Interpreting Mesoamerica and New Spain through the non-destructive study of ancient pigments from Olmec paintings in the caves of Guerrero to the genealogy of the kings of Azcapotzalco in the Codex Garcia Granados. More

  • Edgar Degas, Self-Portrait, 1857, drypoint on paper, from a cancelled plate © The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.
    Event: Lectures & Programs

    Collecting Degas in America

    with Julie Codell
    Friday, March 30, 2018 - 5:00pm6:00pm.

    Julie Codell, professor of art history at Arizona State University, looks at the late 19th-century Americans who collected artwork by Edgar Degas. More

  • A tiny brown Chinese style teapot with lid is balanced on the tip of a human finger.
    Event: Lectures & Programs

    Two Masters of Intangible Cultural Heritage

    Friday, April 6, 2018 - 12:00pm1:30pm.

    Intangible Cultural Heritage is defined as traditions or living expression inherited from our ancestors and passed on to our descendants. It includes practices, representations, expressions, knowledge and skills that communities, groups and individuals recognize as part of their cultural heritage. More

  • Art and Politics in Late Eighteenth Century New Spain
    Event: Lectures & Programs

    Art and Politics in Late Eighteenth Century New Spain

    The Curious Equestrian Portrait of Viceroy Bernardo de Galves
    Thursday, April 19, 2018 - 6:30pm7:45pm.

    Dr. Ray Hernández-Durán, Associate Professor at University of New Mexico, will discuss the Galves portrait's dissonant attributes in relation to its context of production, and the political environment of late colonial New Spain. More