TAG: Lectures & Programs

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

Move Closer: Looking at Impressionism (2 pm, SOLD OUT)

with Molly Medakovich
Saturday, February 10, 2018 - 2:00pm3:30pm.

This session will offer a closer look at the painterly techniques, compositional innovations, and other hallmark visual characteristics of what was considered a radical new approach to painting. More

Drop-In Writing at the Denver Art Museum
Event: Lectures & Programs

Drop-In Writing

Monthly program on the fourth Tuesday of the month
Occurs on the fourth Tuesday of every month. Next Occurs on Tuesday, January 23, 2018 - 1:00pm3:00pm.

Pick up a pencil and spark your creative interests in these informal writing sessions. With the help of a DAM instructor, try your hand at a new writing topic every month, while visiting various museum galleries. More

Edgar Degas, Four Ballet Dancers on Stage (Quatro Bailarinas em Cena), 1885 / 1890. Oil paint on canvas; 28-3/4 x 36-1/4 in. (73 x 92 cm). Gift, Walther Moreira Salles, Simone Pilon, Jacques Pilon, Benedito Manhães Barreto, um comissário de café em Santos
Event: Lectures & Programs

Degas: An Artistic Journey 

Spring Course 2018
Occurs every Saturday through May 19, 2018, except April 28, 2018 and May 5, 2018. Next Occurs on Saturday, April 14, 2018 - 2:30pm4:00pm.

Delve into the world of Edgar Degas in this four-part course that will explore the influences, evolution, and independence of the iconic artist. More

Mi Fu, N. Song dynasty, undated, album leaf
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Move Closer: Looking at Chinese Painting

with Kealey Boyd
Saturday, March 10, 2018 - 2:30pm4:00pm.

Delve into Chinese painting and calligraphy, exploring visual elements and artistic inspiration that span time and place. More

Drop-In Drawing
Event: Lectures & Programs

Drop-In Drawing

Monthly program on the second Tuesday of the month
Occurs on the second Tuesday of every month. Next Occurs on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 - 1:00pm3:00pm.

(Re)kindle your creative passions in our fun and informal creative art sessions. Bring a drawing or sketching project of your own or get started on something new. All ranges of drawing experience welcome! More

People meditating in the museum gallery.
Event: Lectures & Programs

Meditation in the Museum

Friday, April 20, 2018 - 6:00pm7:00pm.

Unwind from your week with a mindfulness meditation session in the galleries, led by our partners from the Kadampa Meditation Center. More

People meditating in the museum gallery.
Event: Lectures & Programs

Meditation in the Museum

Sunday, March 11, 2018 - 10:30am11:30am.

Unwind from your week with a mindfulness meditation session in the galleries, led by our partners from the Kadampa Meditation Center. More

Folding silk screen with Zen couplets written on it in ink and gold leaf
Event: Lectures & Programs

Meditation in the Museum - New Program!

Friday, February 9, 2018 - 6:00pm7:00pm.

Unwind from your week with a mindfulness meditation session in the galleries, led by our partners from the Kadampa Meditation Center. More

Image of sandstone Ganesha statue
Event: Lectures & Programs

Meditation in the Museum - new program!

Sunday, January 7, 2018 - 10:30am11:30am.

Unwind from your week with a mindfulness meditation session in the galleries, led by our partners from the Kadampa Meditation Center. 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.

Tao Wang and Tianming Wang are recognized as Masters of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Shandong, China: Tao Wang in the “family business” of papercutting, and Tianming Wang in the carving of extraordinary tiny versions of everyday things. More

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

Move Closer: Looking at Impressionism (11 am, SOLD OUT)

with Molly Medakovich
Saturday, February 10, 2018 - 11:00am12:30pm.

This session will offer a closer look at the painterly techniques, compositional innovations, and other hallmark visual characteristics of what was considered a radical new approach to painting. 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.

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

Xiaoze Xie, “Chinese Library No. 57,” 2014
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Conversation with Curator: Eyes On: Xiaoze Xie

Friday, January 5, 2018 - 4:00pm5:00pm.

Curator Becky Hart will discuss how Xiaoze Xie studies books to understand their role in society, much like the Chinese scholar-artists of bygone centuries. More

Edgar Degas, Fourth Position Front, on the Left Leg, probably cast c. 1921 (original wax modelled c. 1885-90), copper alloy © The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.
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Conversation with Curator: Degas’ Escape: Affirming while obliterating as an artist

Friday, February 2, 2018 - 4:00pm5:00pm.

Edgar Degas’s works defy categorization. Neither a Realist nor an Impressionist, but a hybrid of sorts, he worked in a vast array of media. Gates Family Foundation Curator Timothy J. Standring’s narrative of this artist is based on his current research and spiced with telling anecdotes. More

Image of sandstone Ganesha statue
Event: Lectures & Programs

Meditation in the Museum - new program!

Friday, December 8, 2017 - 6:00pm7:00pm.

Unwind from your week with a mindfulness meditation session in the galleries, led by our partners from the Kadampa Meditation Center. More

Man seen from the chest up, wearing a dark plaid shirt and a short brown beard, against a bright green background with concentric squares.
Event: Lectures & Programs

Fiber Art in the Museum with Steven Frost

Occurs every Friday through January 19, 2018. Next Occurs on

Taking inspiration from the DAM’s current exhibitions, this artmaking course introduces participants to working with fabric, yarn, and thread in a contemporary art practice. More

Director of Conservation Sarah Melching bent over large map on table, working to consolidate flaking gold paint.
Event: Lectures & Programs

Insight - new program!

Spotlight on Conservation: Treating a Rare Map
Saturday, February 24, 2018 - 2:00pm3:00pm.

Explore how museum exhibitions come together, peek into a day in the life of our director, learn about conservation projects, discover how artworks make their way into the collections, and much more in this new series More

Frederic C. Hamilton Building of the Denver Art Museum
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Jose Francisco Xavier de Salazar y Mendoza, Spanish Colonial Painter in Louisiana, 1782-1802

with Judith Bonner
Sunday, February 18, 2018 - 1:30pm2:30pm.

During Louisiana's Spanish Colonial period only a singular artist's name emerges, that of Jose Francisco Xavier de Salazar y Mendoza (mid-1700's-1802).

In 1782 Salazar immigrated to New Orleans from his native Merida, Spain. For twenty years he made a visual record of the city's leading citizens, military and political figures in an artistic style that has frequently been compared to Spanish painter Francisco Goya (1746-1828). More

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