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March 2020

Natural Forces: Winslow Homer and Frederic Remington at the Denver Art Museum

March 15, 2020 - June 7, 2020

“Natural Forces: Winslow Homer and Frederic Remington” at the Denver Art Museum features 60 artworks revealing connections between common artistic themes and techniques used by the two acclaimed American artists. Born a generation apart, both artists succeeded in capturing the quintessential American spirit through works of art at the turn of the late-19th and early-20th centuries, an era of growing industrialization and notions of the closing of the American western frontier. The work of these two self-taught artists continues to…

Categories: Arts and Culture, Museums
Website: denverartmuseum.org/exhibitions/natural-forces,

Mindful Looking: Mark Bradford’s “Realness” at the Denver Art Museum

March 17, 2020

Mark Bradford’s wall-sized collage, “Realness,” inspires wonder and curiosity. What is it made of? What am I looking at or for? What were the artist’s intentions, and what does the work mean to me? Join Denver Art Museum teaching specialist Molly Medakovich for the next Mindful Looking program, an exploration of the abstract forms and layers of materials (and meaning) in this larger-than-life work. On the third Tuesday of each month at Mindful Looking at the Denver Art Museum, you…

Categories: Arts and Culture, Museums
Website: denverartmuseum.org/calendar/mindful-looking-march-17-2020,

Mindful Looking at the Denver Art Museum

March 18, 2020

In this month’s Mindful Looking program at the Denver Art Museum, join teaching specialist Molly Medakovich in a visual exploration of this expressive contemporary adaptation of the traditional religious altarpiece, created by Keith Haring. In this month’s Mindful Looking program at the Denver Art Museum, join teaching specialist Molly Medakovich in a visual exploration of this expressive contemporary adaptation of the traditional religious altarpiece, created by Keith Haring just before his death. Together, we’ll explore Haring’s curving, linear forms, complex…

Categories: Arts and Culture, Museums
Website: denverartmuseum.org/calendar/mindful-looking-feb-18-2020,

Logan Lecture: Michele Oka Doner “Bringing the Fire” at the Denver Art Museum

March 18, 2020

Internationally renowned artist Michele Oka Doner works across media including works on paper, sculpture, design, costume, site-specific installations and public art. She will be at the Denver Art Museum for a special lecture on Wednesday, March Oka Doner is perhaps most well-known for her design acumen as she creates functional objects such as candelabras and tableware that allude to organic forms—from elements of nature to the human body. Spanning five decades, Oka Doner’s creative output demonstrates her lifelong appreciation for…

Categories: Arts and Culture, Museums
Website: denverartmuseum.org/calendar/logan-lecture-michele-oka-doner,

Anderman Photography Lecture: Linda Connor at the Denver Art Museum

March 19, 2020

Join the Denver Art Museum for an exciting lecture featuring photographer Linda Connor. Her photographs explore human connections to the spiritual world through monuments, sites, objects and ritual. Connor, who studied with Harry Callahan and Aaron Siskind, is the recipient of National Endowment of the Arts Grants and a Guggenheim Fellowship and her work is widely collected and exhibited. She has taught at the San Francisco Art Institute since 1969 and is the founder of PhotoAlliance, a non-profit organization dedicated…

Categories: Arts and Culture, Museums
Website: tickets.denverartmuseum.org/DateSelection.aspx?item=2172,

Temple Censers from Escuintla, Guatemala, and What They Tell Us About the City of the Gods with Oswaldo Chinchilla Mazariegos at the Denver Art Museum

March 19, 2020

This presentation at the Denver Art Museum will focus on a group of objects that can be properly called “temple censers,” because they depict temple superstructures, and sometimes include elements of the basal platforms. Early Classic censers from Escuintla, Guatemala, are among the most remarkable ceramic sculptures from ancient Mesoamerica. While the lack of provenance data for the large majority of examples hinders their archaeological study, they conform a major corpus of information about the culture and religion of Pacific…

Categories: Arts and Culture, Museums
Website: denverartmuseum.org/calendar/temple-censers-escuintla-guatemala-and-what-they-tell-us-about-city-gods,

Diego Rivera in El Pedregal at the Denver Art Museum

March 20, 2020

Join the Denver Art Museum for a presentation that focuses on Diego Rivera’s appropriation of Pre-Columbian spaces and figures in one of his most renowned works: the Anahucalli museum of archaeology (1940-1957). Lecturer, Cristóbal Jacóme-Moreno, PhD, argues, Rivera understood Mexico’s pre-Columbian past not only as a series of successive events in time, but especially as an active, integrative force in an ever-changing present. Jacóme-Moreno is a Post-doctoral Fellow at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. His current research focuses on mid-century…

Categories: Arts and Culture, Museums
Website: denverartmuseum.org/calendar/diego-rivera-el-pedregal-constructing-pyramid-founding-museum,

Spring Break at the Denver Art Museum

March 21, 2020 - April 5, 2020

Step into spring with the whole family at the Denver Art Museum! The Paint Studio, Create-n-Takes and gallery games and activities are open every day from March 21–April 5, 2020. Also, see special performances of the family-friendly play, Art Emergency: Monet Edition, at 11 am weekdays from March 30 through April 3. All spring break activities are included in general admission, which is free for kids 18 and younger.

Categories: Kids Camps and Classes, Museums
Website: denverartmuseum.org/calendar/spring-break-2020,

Drop-In Writing at the Denver Art Museum

March 24, 2020

Explore your creativity through the written word at an informal writing session at the Denver Art Museum led by staff from Lighthouse Writers Workshop. This month Theresa Knowles leads a session on “Natural Forces: Winslow Homer and Frederic Rem Open to all levels, from published authors to the occasional journaler! Materials provided. Meet on level 1 of the Hamilton Building. Monthly program on the fourth Tuesday of the month, 1-3 pm. Free with museum admission; no reservations required.

Categories: Arts and Culture, Museums
Website: denverartmuseum.org/calendar/drop-in-writing-program,

Face of a Nation Film Screening with Mina Chow at the Denver Art Museum

March 26, 2020

Enjoy a screening of the film Face of a Nation at the Denver Art Museum, followed by a Q&A with filmmaker Mina Chow. For generations of Americans, World’s Fairs captured visions of hope for the future as part of their collective memory. Mina Chow became fascinated with World’s Fairs when she saw pictures of her parents at the 1964 New York World’s Fair. Beginning with their stories, Mina shares this legacy and the American values that inspired her to become…

Categories: Arts and Culture, Museums
Website: denverartmuseum.org/calendar/face-of-a-nation-film-screening,

Art in America: Homer and Remington in Context at the Denver Art Museum

March 28, 2020

This spring course session at the Denver Art Museum will focus on the artistic development of Frederic Remington. Born in Canton, New York, Remington developed into a celebrated illustrator, painter, and sculptor. He created a new visual lexicon of western scenes from his New York studio, which defined the public’s understanding of the West. This in-depth study will examine the elements that made Remington’s artworks stand out from the crowd. Presented by Thomas Brent Smith, curator of Western American Art,…

Categories: Arts and Culture, Museums
Website: denverartmuseum.org/calendar/art-in-america-homer-remington-session-2,

April 2020

Aerospace Thrust Campaign

April 3, 2020

In light of the challenges with the COVID-19 and our temporary closure, Wings Over the Rockies will be launching an online outreach effort focusing on moving forward, or thrust, called the Aerospace Thrust Campaign. There are four forces of flight: thrust, lift, drag and gravity. In light of the challenges with the COVID-19 and our temporary closure, Wings Over the Rockies will be launching an online outreach effort focusing on moving forward, or thrust, called the Aerospace Thrust Campaign. We…

Categories: 2_Covid-19, Museums
Website: wingsmuseum.org/atc/,

Art in America: Homer and Remington in Context at the Denver Art Museum

April 18, 2020

The third session of the spring course at the Denver Art Museum will situate the careers of Winslow Homer and Frederic Remington in the context of the fluctuating art market they both navigated, with a particular focus on patrons and collectors Presented by Margaret Laster, PhD, independent curator and scholar of American art. Register for individual sessions or the entire course: Museum Friends (available January 28, 10 am*): $80 full course / $22 individual sessions DAM members (available January 31,…

Categories: Arts and Culture, Museums
Website: denverartmuseum.org/calendar/art-in-america-homer-remington-session-3,

June 2020

Wings Over the Rockies Summer Camp

June 1, 2020 - July 31, 2020

If your child is looking to explore, get messy, and prepare to be an ace pilot or the next kid in space, this is the place for you. We offer elementary, middle and high shcool camps. Contact for pricing, scholarships are available! Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space camps are designed around weekly themes, such as exoplanets, drones, and aviation. If your child is looking for a place to explore, get messy, and prepare to be the next kid…

Categories: 1_Summer Camp Guide, Museums
Website: wingsmuseum.org/camps/,

October 2020

Mindful Looking Online at the Denver Art Museum: The Vision of Tundale

October 20, 2020

Slow down and spend time with one work of art each month during the DAM’s free Mindful Looking online program. In October, step into a medieval artist’s fantastical depiction of hell, with an Irish knight as your guide. To participate via Zoom: Join us live a few minutes before the program start time. Free and open to all who would like to join. Advance registration not required.

Categories: Arts and Culture, Museums
Website: www.denverartmuseum.org/en/calendar/mindful-looking-online-tundale-oct-2020,

March 2021

Spring Break at the Denver Art Museum

March 20 - April 4

Looking for things to do over spring break? Visit the Denver Art Museum and check out new exhibitions and family games! Kids 18 and under receive free general admission to the DAM every day. Children will get a chance to interact with art by playing Art Check In or send a letter to their loved ones through the Art Letter Challenge. Additionally, on March 27, come to the museum to contribute a story to artist Lares Feliciano’s upcoming installation, Memory…

Categories: Kids and Families, Museums
Website: www.denverartmuseum.org,

April 2021

Mindful Looking Online with the Denver Art Museum

April 20

Slow down and spend time with a single work of art from the Denver Art Museum at Mindful Looking Online. Discover overlooked details, pose questions and explore ideas together. In April, pull up a chair to Willard Metcalf’s “The Ten Cent Breakfast” as we immerse ourselves in this quiet genre scene through close looking and conversation.

Categories: Arts and Culture, Museums
Website: www.denverartmuseum.org/en/calendar/mindful-looking-online,

Memory Mirror: Memory Collection in the Studio at the Denver Art Museum

April 25

Bring an object, a photo, or any memory to this special event to contribute to artist Lares Feliciano’s upcoming installation, Memory Mirror (opening July 2021) at the Denver Art Museum. Free admission; advance tickets strongly recommended. Memory Mirror is an immersive installation that invites visitors to explore their relationship with memory through animation, dioramas, and interactive storytelling. Designed to feel like an intimate living room, Memory Mirror will transform the museum’s Precourt Family Discovery Hall into a surreal domestic den…

Categories: Arts and Culture, Museums
Website: www.denverartmuseum.org/en/memory-mirror-april,

May 2021

Virtual Logan Lecture: Migration, Diaspora, and Displacement

May 18

A conversation with artists Shirin Neshat, Hew Locke and Suchitra Mattai, moderated by Saloni Mathur, Ph.D. The movements of people across lands range from voluntary migration to forced displacement, exile and enslavement. This panel discussion, moderated by Dr. Saloni Mathur, will feature the perspectives of artists Shirin Neshat and Hew Locke on topics related to diaspora, migration, and identity. The panel seeks to address the following question: how do individuals in diasporic communities nurture collective memory and ideas of heritage,…

Categories: Arts and Culture, Museums
Website: www.denverartmuseum.org/en/calendar/logan-lecture-migration-diaspora-and-displacement,

Mindful Looking Online with the Denver Art Museum

May 18

Slow down and spend time with a single work of art from the Denver Art Museum. In May, we’ll virtually examine together the contemporary photograph “Melora” by Nicholas Kahn and Richard Selesnick. Discover overlooked details, pose questions, and explore ideas as we linger, look, and connect from home with art and with each other. Free; advance registration not required.

Categories: Arts and Culture, Museums
Website: www.denverartmuseum.org/en/calendar/mindful-looking-online,
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