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.
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
Join us for a relaxed and focused 45 minutes appreciation of a single work of art. Together we carefully examine the artwork’s composition, details, and style, and then consider potential meanings. More
James Córdova is one of four artists who participated in Cuatro : 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.More
Learn how the DAM conserved these three kings from the 1700s and see them in Stampede: Animals in Art. More
Watch videos that tell the story of how curators, conservators, and educators worked to conserve The Virgin of Valvanera on view through February 18, 2018. More
Reducing the varnish is one of the phases of conserving this painting from the 1700s. More
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
Examining the painting reveals that it is in remarkably good condition, especially since it's over 300 years old. More
Danette Montoya is a local artist who participated in the Cuatro 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.More
La obra de James se exhibirá en el cuarto piso del edificio North desde el 6 de mayo hasta agosto de 2017. More
See James Córdova's artwork on level 4 of the North Building. More
This video shows the DAM's conservation and curatorial team visiting Mexico City to learn more about The Virgin of Valvanera. More
Art conservation is a field that encompasses a breadth of expertise. As we roll up our sleeves in anticipation of improvements and potential discoveries, a plan that will provide optimum preservation is essential. More
Thanks to a grant from the Bank of America Art Conservation Project, the museum is conserving a painting from the 1700s. More
Carlos Frésquez is a local artist who participated in the Cuatro series of installations. Find out how he was inspired early on to make art.More
Celebra tu creatividad y cultura cada primer sábado del mes con actividades bilingües para toda la familia. Visítanos el 5 de noviembre y participa en las siguientes actividades. More
Nuestra segunda artista de la serie, Danette Montoya, empezará la instalación de Las almas de los muertos el 18 de octubre, la cual se transformará a lo largo de cuatro semanas. More
Meet our next Cuatro artist Danette Montoya and see her installation Las Almas de los Muertos. More
Gracias a una beca del Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), el Denver Art Museum trabajará con cuatro artistas locales para presentar el programa Cuatro : A Series of Artist Interactions durante el próximo año. More