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Lectures and Talks

Anderman Photography Lecture: Sandy Skoglund

Learn more about artist Sandy Skoglund and her work, process, and inspiration in this conversation between her and Eric Paddock, curator of photography.

Since the 1970s—through the use of sculpture, installation, and conceptual photography—Sandy Skoglund has been known for her innovative work that combines elements of the everyday with fantasy. To create her surreal photographs, Skoglund constructs elaborate tableaux for the camera incorporating vibrant colors and a range of materials.

Skoglund’s celebrated installation Fox Games (on view from 2008 to 2015) was a visitor favorite here at the museum. Her photograph Revenge of the Goldfish will be included in Modern Women/Modern Vision: Works from the Bank of America Collection (opens May 1, 2022).

Anderman Photography Lecture: Sandy Skoglund - ONLINE

Learn more about artist Sandy Skoglund and her work, process, and inspiration in this conversation between her and Eric Paddock, curator of photography.

Since the 1970s—through the use of sculpture, installation, and conceptual photography—Sandy Skoglund has been known for her innovative work that combines elements of the everyday with fantasy. To create her surreal photographs, Skoglund constructs elaborate tableaux for the camera incorporating vibrant colors and a range of materials.

Skoglund’s celebrated installation Fox Games (on view from 2008 to 2015) was a visitor favorite here at the museum. Her photograph Revenge of the Goldfish will be included in Modern Women/Modern Vision: Works from the Bank of America Collection (opens May 1, 2022).

 

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

 

Berlin to Denver: Marsden Hartley and Arnold Rönnebeck

Join acclaimed LGBTQ author, filmmaker, playwright, and curator Gregory Hinton for a lecture and performance, which examines the long, close friendship between the great American modernist painter, poet, and essayist Marsden Hartley (1877–1943) and Arnold Rönnebeck (1885–1947), ex-pat German sculptor, lecturer, and Founding Director of the Denver Art Museum (1926–1929).

American Modernist painter, poet, and essayist Marsden Hartley (1877-1943) visited Germany multiple times, in 1913, 1914, 1927, 1933, presaging the buildup of both the military buildup in WW1 and WW2.

Key to the socially awkward, Hartley’s comfort and social ease was the friendship of amiable German sculptor Arnold Rönnebeck, who Hartley first met in Paris at Restaurant Thomas, an artist hangout. It was in Paris that Hartley also met Rönnebeck’s cousin, a handsome German officer named Karl von Freyburg, the eventual inspiration of Hartley’s most beloved series of paintings.

Hartley and Rönnebeck became Saturday evening regulars at the salon of Gertrude Stein. Hartley froze when asked what kind of pictures he painted; prompting Stein to visit his studio to see for herself. She suggested he hang a few among her Matisses and Picassos so he might see for himself how they held their own.

On his first trip to Berlin, hosted by Rönnebeck’s family, Hartley wrote: “Berlin was tense with vitality and a most human quality...A week in Berlin made me feel that one had come home...”

This presentation intends to underscore that along with Alfred Stieglitz, Gertrude Stein and Mabel Dodge Luhan, Arnold Rönnebeck was a significant change agent in Hartley’s life. The whereabouts of Rönnebeck’s bust, “Marsden Hartley, 1923” are unknown. Without Rönnebeck, Portrait of a German Officer would not exist.

The Denver Art Museum’s intimate collection of Hartley paintings and drawings offers a wonderful opportunity to share a little-known Denver LGBTQ hidden history about a friendship between a deeply shy gay artist and a generous ally.

A Colorado son, Gregory Hinton is the creator of Out West, a national museum program series offering lectures, plays, and gallery exhibitions dedicated to shining a light on the history and culture of the LGBTQ community in the American West since 2009.

Curator Conversation: Modern and Contemporary Latin American Art at the Fox Collection

Join us for a lively conversation between Raphael Fonseca, Associate Curator of Modern and Contemporary Latin American Art at the DAM, and Erin Kirkland, Curator and Collection Manager of the John and Sandy Fox Collection.

 

Throughout this conversation, you’ll be able to:

  • Learn more about the aims of the Fox Collection (on view on level 4 of the Martin Building), including the acquisition and production of knowledge around Latin American art, particularly modern and contemporary Latin American art.
  • Experience a more in-depth look and analysis at some of the works in the collection.
  • Explore the narratives related to the art history of the region.

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.

Insight: In Dialogue: Indigenous Voices in the Galleries

Join museum staff and council members in a conversation about what this collaboration looked like, from contributing to community voice videos and labels, consulting on the accuracy of content, and developing big ideas in the Home/Land section.

Insight: Mission Impossible - Planning for the New Galleries


If you think renovating your bathroom or kitchen is a complex process, imagine what it looked like for a seven-floor, 146,000-square foot museum building. Meet the team who played a key role in organizing and overseeing the new galleries, from drawings to reality.

From preparing for the undertaking (trotting the globe with fellow staff in search of inspiration from other museums, collaborating with nearly every department of the DAM, coordinating the movement of artworks, working with designers, and more) to the many surprises and triumphs as it all unfolded, they'll answer the question that's on all our minds...How in the world did they pull it off?Walk away with a new appreciation for the many hands and all that went into planning and execution, from individual galleries to the entire building.

 

Making Pictures: Women Photographers from the DAM Collection - ONLINE

The second session will explore the work of several women photographers in the DAM’s permanent collection. We will dive into the stories of a few of these women’s careers in the field of photography, consider ways photographers influence each other and future generations, and discover how contemporary photographers approach some of the oldest subjects in the history of photography—landscape and portraiture—with new perspectives. From one of the earliest photographs in our collection to examples from throughout the 20th century to photographers working today, this talk will spotlight women who have innovated, influenced, and contributed to the history of the medium and the field today.

Presented by Kimberly Roberts.

Making Pictures: Women Photographers from the DAM Collection - ONSITE

The second session will explore the work of several women photographers in the DAM³ permanent collection. We will dive into the stories of a few of these women³ careers in the field of photography, consider ways photographers influence each other and future generations, and discover how contemporary photographers approach some of the oldest subjects in the history of photographyìandscape and portraiture÷ith new perspectives. From one of the earliest photographs in our collection to examples from throughout the 20th century to photographers working today, this talk will spotlight women who have innovated, influenced, and contributed to the history of the medium and the field today.

Presented by Kimberly Roberts.

 

Place, Memory, and Gender in The Middle East with artist Hangama Amiri

Originally from Afghanistan, Hangama Amiri works primarily in textile to create images that reflect her own observations of displacement, diaspora culture, and women in Afghanistan and the region. She holds an MFA from Yale University and currently works in New Haven, CT, USA. A new body of work by Amiri is currently on view at the David B. Smith gallery through June 18th.

For the first time in Denver, Hangama Amiri will discuss her artistic practice that explores how everyday objects and spaces are imbued with cultural memories and histories. This will be followed by a presentation from Karuna Srikureja, Interpretive Specialist of Asia, Africa, and Oceania at the Denver Art Museum, who will discuss the thematic ties between some objects in the museum’s collection in relation to Amiri’s artworks. Professor Azita Ranjbar, Associate Professor of Women & Gender Studies at the University of Colorado, Boulder, will touch upon women’s rights in the Middle East.

The program will conclude in a Q&A with Hangama Amiri and panelists, Karuna Srikureja and Professor Ranjbar, led by Arianna Flory, Curatorial Assistant at Large at the Denver Art Museum.

The Beauty and the Waste: Fashioning Idols and the Ethics of Recycling in Korean Pop Music Videos

The Korean pop music (K-Pop) scene in recent years has become a fashion powerhouse where its highly visible stars exert tremendous influence on their fans’ fashion practices. As K-pop content is most frequently consumed on YouTube, K-Pop music videos have come to be cybernetic runway shows, whetting the fans’ appetite for endless fashion consumption.

Join us for this exciting talk that will examine K-pop’s double entendre as both a seminal player in and a critic of the fashion industry by comparing two highly influential music videos—G-Dragon’s “Crooked” (2013) and BTS’s “Spring Day” (2017)—that allegorically comment on the contemporary fashion practices of quick accumulation and disposal.

Arguably the most successful artists in the genre’s history, both G-Dragon and the seven-member BTS exert huge influence on youth culture not just in Asia but far beyond. This talk will touch upon broader calamities generated by environmental crisis and highlight the struggles of millennials around the globe who are subject to the neoliberal ethos of ruthless self-promotion, often in the form of self-fashioning practices.

Through Another Lens: Georgia O'Keeffe's Photography

The pathbreaking artist Georgia O’Keeffe (1887–1986) is revered for her iconic paintings of flowers, skyscrapers, animal skulls, and Southwestern landscapes. Her photographic work, however, has not been explored in depth until now. This exhibition is the first major investigation of O’Keeffe’s photography and traces the artist’s thirty-year exploration of the medium.

Join exhibition curator Lisa Volpe as she will discuss O’Keeffe’s relationship to photography, her personal use of the medium, the research that brought these images to light, and the discoveries still waiting to be made.

Women Photographers Here and Now - ONSITE

In the final course session, get to know Denver-area photographers, gaining insight into their creative practices and innovative visions. In this panel discussion, we’ll learn more about their work and ask how they see themselves in this rich continuum of women in the field

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