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Lectures and Talks

Behind the Camera: Women in Photography ONSITE

It's a summer of photography! Join us in a three-session course inspired by Modern Women/Modern Vision and Georgia O Keeffe, Photographer. With local art historians and photographers as guides, learn how women have contributed to the development and evolution of photography. Journey to the 1800s to discover women s early involvement in the medium, take a peek into the DAM s own collections, and meet photographers who continue to shape the field today.


Individual onsite sessions:

Tuesday, May 17: Early Women Photographers

Tuesday, June 21: Making Pictures: Women Photographers from the DAM Collection

Tuesday, July 19: Women Photographers Here and Now


Fantasies in Steel

Join Jeffrey L. Forgeng, curator of Age of Armor, as he takes you on a personal journey through highlights of the exhibition and the centuries of human stories forged into the steel of these objects.

Arms and armor has a perennial draw on the human imagination. It was mythologized by the cultures that produced it, and it remains a vibrant part of modern mythologies through stories, cinema, and digital games. But what of the realities behind the myth? Who made the armor, who wore it, how well did it work—and how did it come to be in Denver half a millennium later?

Jeffrey L. Forgeng, the Higgins Curator of Arms & Armor and Medieval Art at the Worcester Art Museum, has been responsible for the Higgins Collection since 1999. His nationally touring exhibitions have included Age of Armor, A Double-Edged Weapon: The Sword as Icon and Artifact, and “Now Thrive the Armourers”: Arms and Armor in Shakespeare. He is currently developing WAM’s permanent arms and armor gallery. Forgeng is the author of over a dozen books, including The Medieval Art of Swordsmanship: Royal Armouries Manuscript I.33; Pietro Monte’s Collectanea: The Arms, Armour, and Fighting Techniques of a Fifteenth-Century Soldier; and The Book of Horsemanship by Duarte I of Portugal.

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