TAG: Spanish Colonial art

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 - 6:30pm7:45pm.

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.

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

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


Jamie Okuma, Ribbon dress
Blog: Behind the Scenes

Symposium Explores Appropriation & Appreciation in the Global Art World

February 23, 9:30 am-4:15 pm

On Saturday, February 23, artists, scholars, and curators will meet at the Denver Art Museum for a symposium on Who Owns Culture? Appropriation & Appreciation in the Global Art World. As a global art museum with artworks from many cultures around the world, the DAM is proud to contribute to this complex and ongoing discussion. More

Culture and Community
Lesson Spark

Culture and Community

James Córdova is one of four artists who participated in Cuatro [4]: A series of artist interactions. James used his practice as a santero, an artist who creates images of saints, to activate the collections and help us see the collections in a new way.

Cristóbal de Villalpando, The Virgin of Valvanera, about 1710, Mexico, oil paint on canvas. Gift of the Collection of Frederick and Jan Mayer, 2008.832.

Revealing a Mexican Masterpiece

The Virgin of Valvanera
September 24, 2017–January 21, 2018

This exhibition showcases a painting from the DAM's Spanish Colonial art collection attributed to Cristóbal de Villalpando. This large-scale oil painting made in colonial Mexico around 1700 recently underwent conservation funded by a grant from Bank of America’s Art Conservation Project. More

Storytelling Through Art
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Storytelling Through Art

Danette Montoya is a local artist who participated in the Cuatro[4] series of artist interactions. Each of the four artists brought our pre-Columbian and Spanish Colonial art collections to life through their own artistic practice. Danette explored her own personal identity through this project with the inspiration of artists who came before us.

Photograph of artist Carlos Frésquez with his artwork in the background.
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The Magic of Discovery

Carlos Frésquez is a local artist who participated in the Cuatro[4] series of installations. Find out how he was inspired early on to make art.

Las Almas de los muertos installation
Blog: en español


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