Lectures & Special Events   

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

Wednesday, February 21, 2018, 12-1pm

Art of the Silk Road and Japan

Patricia J. Graham, PhD

 

Global trade routes have for millennia not only served as a way for civilizations to reap financial rewards from foreign commerce but have also been essential conduits for domestic innovations, that have led to great cultural and scientific advances for the societies along their routes.

The greatest of the ancient trade routes is the Silk Road that connected the East and West. Japan is widely regarded as its Eastern-most terminus, and the country’s deep and varied engagement with it spans many centuries.

Patricia Graham, PhD; professor, curator and researcher, will explore the various ways contact with the Silk Road enriched the artistic landscape of Japan at various points in time by showing the types of arts reaching Japan via its path and introducing Japanese collectors, researchers, and explorers of Silk Road materials as well as Japanese artists inspired by it from the sixth century to the present.

 

When: 12-1pm, February 21, 2018

Location: Congdon Board Room, Hamilton Building - Lower Level, Denver Art Museum

Purchase tickets through DAM: Call 720-913-0130, stop by the ticketing desk in the museum, or reserve online. Create an account, or sign in with your DAM member number to finish the reservation.

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

Image above: Hirayama Ikuo, Silk Road Camels. Courtesy Patricia Graham.


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

Friday, April 6, 2018, 12-1pm

Two Masters of Intangible Heritage

Mr. Tianming Wang & Mr. Tao Wang

 

Intangible Cultural Heritage is defined as traditions or living expression inherited from our ancestors and passed on to our descendants. It includes practices, representations, expressions, knowledge and skills that communities, groups and individuals recognize as part of their cultural heritage.

Tao Wang and Tianming Wang are recognized as Masters of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Shandong, China; Tao Wang in the “family business” of papercutting, and Tianming Wang in the carving of extraordinary tiny versions of everyday things.

The two Masters will share their knowledge and works in this Asian Art Association sponsored program.

 

When: 12-1pm, April 6, 2018

Location: Congdon Board Room, Hamilton Building - Lower Level, Denver Art Museum

Purchase tickets through DAM: Call 720-913-0130, stop by the ticketing desk in the museum, or reserve online. Create an account, or sign in with your DAM member number to finish the reservation.

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

Image above: Courtesy of Tianming Wang.

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

Monday, May 14, 2018, 6:30pm

The Little Ice Age and Korean Art

 

Eighteenth-century Korea is commonly characterized as an "age of economic prosperity, political stability, and cultural renaissance," but in truth, the country was only just beginning to recover from two devastating famines in 1671 and 1696. This talk with Cleveland Art Museum Assistant Curator of Korean Art, Sooa Im McCormick explores how climate changes during the Little Ice Age prompted 18th-century Korean rulers to exercise the politics of frugality, and eventually shaped 18th-century Korean visual culture and its distinctive aesthetics. Reception following.

Sooa Im McCormick is responsible for the research, interpretation and presentation of Korean art at the Cleveland Museum of Art. Her specialty includes Korean art and architecture from 1600s to present and artistic interactions among modern East Asian states. McCormick holds a PhD from the University of Kansas, an MA in art history from Rutgers, and has completed coursework in art history at Hongik University, Seoul. McCormick was the recipient of a Graduate Studies Fellowship from the Korean Foundation and a Fellowship from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Taiwan. Prior to joining the Cleveland Museum of Art staff, she was a visiting professor at Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts, and participated in numerous translation projects with the National Museum of Korea and the National Palace Museum.
When: 6:30pm, May 14, 2018
Location: Sharp Auditorium, Hamilton Building - Lower Level, Denver Art Museum

 

RSVP requested: Call 720-913-0130, stop by the ticketing desk in the museum, or reserve online. Create an account, or sign in with your DAM member number to finish the reservation.

Free admission.

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

Image above: Sooa Im McCormick. Courtesy Cleveland Museum of Art website.

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