Lectures & Special Events  

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-Curator's Circle and Asian Art Association Lecture Series-

Tuesday, April 18, 2017, 6:30-7:30pm

The Rama Epic: Hero, Heroine, Ally, Foe

Forrest McGill, PhD

 

Demons and monkeys battle. Noblemen and women fall in love, perform valiant deeds, and sometimes betray each other. Both the magical events of the world of superheroes and real human experiences familiar to us all fill the stories of the legendary Indian prince Rama. This talk by Dr. Forrest McGill of the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco focuses on the Rama epic’s four main characters—the divine hero, the stalwart heroine, the powerful monkey ally, and the ten-headed demon king--as they are portrayed in ancient and contemporary sculptures, paintings, and theater arts, including works from the Denver Art Museum.

Forrest McGill is has worked for forty years as a museum administrator and a teacher, curator, and researcher in Asian art. His most recent project was the major international exhibition “The Rama Epic: Hero, Heroine, Ally, Foe” at the Asian Art Museum this past winter, and the substantial accompanying publication. He holds a PhD in Asian Art History from the University of Michigan.

 

Image above left: Hanuman flies to the Himalayas for magical herbs, page from the Mewar Ramayana, 1649-1653, by Sahibdin (Indian, active approx. 1625-1660). Opaque watercolors on paper. The British Libarary, Add. MS 15297(1) f.100r. Courtesy Asian Art Museum, San Francisco.
Image above right: Forrest McGill, PhD. Courtesy Asian Art Association, San Francisco. 


Time: 6:30-7:30pm, April 18, 2017

Location: Sharp Auditorium, Hamilton Building, Denver Art Museum

Ticketing through DAM: Call 720-913-0130, stop by the ticketing desk in the museum, or click here to purchase online. Create an account, or sign in with your DAM member number to finish the purchase. Prices are for AAA lecture only and do not include gallery admission.

Free Admission, RSVP requested

Phone number/email for details: 720-913-0040  blittle@denverartmuseum.org

Sponsored by: Asian Art Association

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-Curator's Circle and Asian Art Association Lecture Series-

Wednesday, May 10, 2017, 12-1pm

Chinese Calligraphy: Not Just a View Art

Harrison Xinshi Tu

 

Among all Chinese arts, calligraphy stands out as the most unique visual representation of Chinese philosophy and aesthetic taste. An excellent calligraphy is not just a piece of beautiful visual art; it is also a reflection of the artist's interpretation of a belief or a philosophical concept. In this presentation, Chinese calligrapher Harrison Xinshi Tu will elaborate on contemporary Chinese calligraphy through his artistic journey and introduce the DAM's collection of his art which is on display in the Asian gallery. Lecture group will visit the gallery under the direction of Mr. Tu. Non-DAM members must purchase a General Admission ticket as well as a lecture ticket.

During the ten years he has lived in the United States, Mr. Tu has become a devoted proponent of exchange and mutual understanding between the East and West. Since 1994, he has served as Editor-in-Chief of the Chinese American Post, a Chinese-language newspaper available to the entire Rocky Mountain region. Currently a visiting professor at the Naropa University in Boulder teaching Traditional Chinese Calligraphy, he also serves as an overseas researcher for the Chinese Calligraphy Institute of Beijing University, China.

Image: Harrison Xinshi Tu. Courtesy of Harrison X. Tu.

Time: 12-1pm, May 10, 2017

Location: Lower Level Lecture Room, North Building, Denver Art Museum

Ticketing through DAM: Call 720-913-0130, stop by the ticketing desk in the museum, or click here to purchase online. Create an account, or sign in with your DAM member number to finish the purchase. Prices are for AAA lecture only and do not include gallery admission.

Ticket prices in addition to general admission:

AAA Members free

Students / Teachers / Docents $5

DAM members $7

General Public $10

Phone number/email for details: 720-913-0040  blittle@denverartmuseum.org

Sponsored by: Asian Art Association

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-2017 AAA Annual Meeting and Auction-

Save the Date: Sunday, June 11, 2017

4:30pm Annual Meeting of the Membership
Elections, Votes, Business, Information

 

5:00-7:00pm Asian Fusion Auction
John Taylor, Auctioneer
Hors d' oeuvres
Cash Bar

 

Location
The Sweet-Miller House, which served as the first Governor's Mansion in Colorado

1075 Humboldt St., Denver, CO

 

Photo Credit: The Kent Millers

 

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