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AAA Wed @ Noon: Reconstucting the All-Knowing Buddha: Piecing Together the History of an Object

Karl Debreczeny, senior curator at the Rubin Museum of Art, will lead the audience through a visual analysis of a set of 54 paintings obtained in 1923 in "Eastern Mongolia" by a Belgian missionary. Unknown to the missionary they illustrate visualization, a creative meditative process that otherwise occurs only in the mind's eye. This beautifully illustrated step-by-step guide to this practice thus provides a unique view of Tibetan Buddhist meditation and ritual, normally instruction restricted to oral transmission and not meant to be depicted. While the ritual narrative of these unusual paintings is Tibetan Buddhist in content, they are expressed in a vivid Chinese aesthetic, a product of cultural translation through its Mongolain patrons, which resulted in this extraordinary imagery.

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.

Logan Lecture: Robert Irwin

Robert Irwin pioneered the use of light as a primary medium. Associated with the Light and Space Movement, which developed in Southern California in the late 1960s, Irwin is today considered one of the most influential of those artists whose work is primarily about visual perception. Installations he calls “conditional” make viewers aware of their environment. His well-known projects include the 1997 Central Garden at the Getty Center, Los Angeles, and Scrim Veil—Black Rectangle—Natural Light (1977), reinstalled at the Whitney Museum of American Art in 2013. Construction begins this year for a large-scale permanent installation at the Chinati Foundation in Marfa, Texas.

Logan Lecture: Virgil Ortiz

Cochiti Pueblo native Virgil Ortiz is a contemporary ceramist, painter, designer of fashion and home interiors, and storyteller. The grandson and son of noted Pueblo potters, he grew up making ceramics in the Pueblo tradition, but his practice has expanded well beyond clay. Representations of Pueblo art and history dominate Ortiz’s work, which has been exhibited widely, from the National Museum of the American Indian to the Fondation Cartier in Paris. A subject that has particular meaning for him is the Pueblo Revolt of 1680. He says, “I want to pay tribute to our great leader Po’pay and ancestors that lived and walked on our lands, and respect that their spirit will live on through me.” An immersive exhibition, Revolt 1680/2180: Virgil Ortiz, featuring his figurative ceramics and design work, opens at the DAM on May 17, 2015.

 

This lecture is co-sponsored by the Douglas Society, a support group for the Native Arts Department.

Yoga in Art - Lecture

This event is for the Yoga in Art lecture only.

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