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AAA & CC Lecture Series presents: Worlds Within Ruins with Melissa Furness

Artist Melissa Furness will speak about her recent creative work and research in China as an artist in residence with RedGate Gallery and as an instructor of art with the International College of Beijing through the University of Colorado Denver and China Agricultural University. Furness’ studies have focused on historical sites throughout China with a look at transformed histories and Chinese Scholar Rocks. To Chinese artists, rocks are the basic building blocks of landscape painting. Furness’ work addresses these notions of the sublime landscape in contemporary terms, as well as object-oriented philosophy that maintains that objects exist independently of human perception. It is the “translations” and reinterpretations of the artifact through which Furness’ art work explores the life of the art object and the environments that they inhabit.

Anderman Lecture Series: Fazal Sheikh

During his nearly 25-year career, photographer Fazal Sheikh has focused on raising awareness of international human rights issues thorough his critically acclaimed work. The artist will discuss his documentary-based photography practice. On view at the DAM through Nov. 12, Common Ground: Photographs by Fazal Sheikh, 1989-2013, features more than 170 portraits and landscapes chronicling individuals living in displaced and marginalized communities around the world, many times as the result of war, exploitation, and poverty. Born and raised in New York City, Sheikh has received numerous awards and fellowships, including a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship, a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, the Henri Cartier-Bresson International Grand Prize, and the Luce Humanitarian Award, among many others. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

 

 

Artist Appreciation Happy Hour with CultureHaus

Artist Appreciation Happy Hour with CultureHaus

CultureHaus at Common Ground: Photographs by Fazal Sheikh, 1989-2013

CultureHaus at Common Ground: Photographs by Fazal Sheikh, 1989-2013

CultureHaus Memberships

CultureHaus is a social and educational gateway to the Denver Art Museum that connects the "young at heart" with art. CultureHaus celebrates the Denver Art Museum's collections and programs by making them accessible to new art fans and longtime art lovers.

 

You must be a current Denver Art Museum member in order to join CultureHaus.

DAMC Membership - Colorado Contemporary Collectors $1500

DAM Contemporaries is a membership group that supports the Modern and Contemporary Art Department of the Denver Art Museum. DAM Contemporaries champions the mission of the department through a wide range of programs and events that enhance the appreciation of contemporary art, often inspired by current events.

DAMC Membership - Curators Circle $750

DAM Contemporaries is a membership group that supports the Modern and Contemporary Art Department of the Denver Art Museum. DAM Contemporaries champions the mission of the department through a wide range of programs and events that enhance the appreciation of contemporary art, often inspired by current events.

DAMC Membership - Family $75

DAM Contemporaries is a membership group that supports the Modern and Contemporary Art Department of the Denver Art Museum. DAM Contemporaries champions the mission of the department through a wide range of programs and events that enhance the appreciation of contemporary art, often inspired by current events.

DAMC Membership - Individual $50

DAM Contemporaries is a membership group that supports the Modern and Contemporary Art Department of the Denver Art Museum. DAM Contemporaries champions the mission of the department through a wide range of programs and events that enhance the appreciation of contemporary art, often inspired by current events.

DAMC Membership - Patron $250

DAM Contemporaries is a membership group that supports the Modern and Contemporary Art Department of the Denver Art Museum. DAM Contemporaries champions the mission of the department through a wide range of programs and events that enhance the appreciation of contemporary art, often inspired by current events.

DAMC Membership - Sustaining $500

DAM Contemporaries is a membership group that supports the Modern and Contemporary Art Department of the Denver Art Museum. DAM Contemporaries champions the mission of the department through a wide range of programs and events that enhance the appreciation of contemporary art, often inspired by current events.

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Friends of Native Arts September Lecture: Male Tewa Potters in 18th Century New Mexico

San Ildefonso male potters are largely considered an anomaly, a 20th century change that correlates with the modern market for Pueblo art pottery. But like much of the information we think we know about pottery this misconception of men not being potters previous to recent times relies on a constructed concept built from non-Pueblo logic and ideas about pottery manufacture, design, and division of labor. When we view pottery from a more Tewa perspective, male potters begin to emerge. Unfortunately, Pueblo pottery is saddled with false narratives that were constructed to sell pottery, help it conform to consumer culture's ideals of art, and impose Western art production and gender roles onto Tewa people.  

In my research I have become increasingly concerned that Tewa Pueblo pottery appreciation and scholarship is too much reliant on non-Pueblo logic and worldview.
This research began by applying this logic to an 18th century pottery style known as Ogapoge.  As I discussed this style with descendant community members, reexamined the pottery, and researched in archives, it became clear how wrong our imposed thinking about pottery is and the misconceptions it continues to place on pottery, its makers, and Native communities.  My presentation will illustrate some of the contributions of male potters from the mid-18th to early 20th century.  

Bruce Bernstein is a distinguished Native arts scholar, publishing broadly and curating over 100 exhibitions.  He currently serves as Executive Director of the Coe Center for the Arts, Santa Fe, and as the Pueblo of Pojoaque Historic Preservation Officer.  He previously has served as a director at the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian, Museum of Indian Arts and Culture, and Santa Fe Indian Market. Bernstein s presentation is part of a book project and current research on behalf of and about Tewa pottery, 1600-1930.

Gift Membership - Contributing

The basic benefits, including unlimited free general admission for an entire year for two named card-holders and four guests per visit, up to six total adult tickets per visit, including the cardholder(s) and six free general admission guest passes, plus:

Reciprocal admission privileges at more than 70 museums nationwide via the Art Museum Reciprocal Network, the Western Reciprocal Program, and Museum s West

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The basic benefits including unlimited free general admission for two for an entire year, plus two free general admission guest passes.

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Free membership cards for all children residing in the same household

Free admission for all children residing in the household for all specially ticketed exhibitions

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Gift Membership - Individual

The basic benefits including unlimited free general admission for one for an entire year, plus two free general admission guest passes.

Gift Membership - Supporting

The basic benefits, including unlimited free  general admission for an entire year for four named card-holders, up to eight total tickets per visit, including the cardholder(s) and six free  general admission guest passes, plus:

Reciprocal admission privileges at more than 70 museums nationwide via the Art Museum Reciprocal Network, the Western Reciprocal Program, and Museum s West

Two free admissions for every ticketed exhibition

One 40% off one item coupon in the Shop

One free exhibition catalog (up to $50)

Invitation for two to one VIP event per calendar year

Listing in the annual report

 

Gift Membership - Sustaining

The basic benefits, including unlimited free general admission for an entire year for two named card-holders and four guests per visit, up to six total adult tickets per visit, including the cardholder(s) and four general admission guest passes, plus:

Reciprocal admission privileges at more than 70 museums nationwide via the Art Museum Reciprocal Network, the Western Reciprocal Program, and Museum s West.

 

Murals of the Americas (Mayer Center 2017 symposium)

Artist Judy Baca argues that muralism is a work made in relatedness: related to the people that surround it; related to the place it is in, and made in a public voice. Like Baca, artists across the Americas created murals that spoke to the period and communities for which they were designed. This symposium brings together an international group of scholars to discuss new approaches to understanding the function and meaning of both ancient and modern murals as well as their enduring legacy. 

Please click here for detailed information on speakers.

 

 

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