Special Lectures & Talks

Special Lectures & Talks

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

  • Gifts of Women: Uncovering the Shocking Truths of the Spanish-Aztec Encounter
    Event: Lectures & Programs

    Gifts of Women: Uncovering the Shocking Truths of the Spanish-Aztec Encounter

    with Dr. Matthew Restall
    Thursday, January 17, 2019 - 1:30pm2:30pm.

    It is time to upend the traditional tale of the so-called Conquest.

    In dramatically different perspectives and contexts, Dr. Matthew Restall places Cortes, Montezuma, and Malinche at the heart of a brutal and violent conflict—the traffic in enslaved and indigenous women and children.

    Doors open at 1 pm.

    Coffee, cookies, and conversation will follow the lecture.

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  • Book cover for Daniel Libeskind's Edge of Order
    Event: Lectures & Programs

    Daniel Libeskind: Edge of Order - talk & book signing

    Thursday, January 24, 2019 - 6:00pm8:00pm.

    Daniel Libeskind is an international figure in architecture and urban design. World renowned for his provocative proposals, he has emerged as the creative force behind innovative landmarks such as the Jewish Museum Berlin, the Denver Art Museum's Hamilton Building, the Royal Ontario Museum’s Michael Lee-Chin Crystal, and New York’s World Trade Center master plan. More

  • Book cover for Dior and His Decorators
    Event: Lectures & Programs

    Dior and His Decorators

    with author Maureen Footer
    Thursday, February 7, 2019 - 6:00pm7:00pm.

    Renowned design historian Maureen Footer will share insights from her recently published book, Dior and His Decorators: Victor Grandpierre, Georges Geffroy, and the New Look. More

  • Sharp Auditorium
    Event: Lectures & Programs

    Spanish Colonial Art: Collecting the Americas at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

    with Dr. Dennis Carr
    Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 1:30pm2:45pm.

    A discussion of new acquisitions of art from viceregal Latin America that are reshaping the MFA's collection and opening new lines of inquiry into the effects of transatlantic and transpacific exchange, revealing the complex blending of cultures and traditions in the colonial Americas.

    Doors open at 1 pm.

    Coffee, cookies, and conversation will follow the lecture. More

  • Black and white photo of artist Gregg Deal
    Event: Lectures & Programs

    Indians in the Wilderness

    with Artist Gregg Deal
    Wednesday, March 20, 2019 - 6:30pm7:30pm.

    In much of his work, provocative contemporary artist Gregg Deal (Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe) challenges Western perceptions of Indigenous people, touching on issues of race, history, and stereotype. More