Lectures & Special Events   

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

Wednesday, January 17, 2018, 12-1pm

Barbarian Tropes Framed Anew: Three Qing Dynasty Chinese Lacquer Screens of Europeans Hunting

Tamara Bentley


Professor Bentley’s talk examines three Chinese incised lacquer folding screens produced between 1665 and 1800.  All three screens include segments depicting Europeans hunting exotic animals and parading with gifts; two screens specifically indicate that the Europeans are Dutch.  Analysis highlights the ways in which these Chinese screens borrowed “foreigner” imagery from earlier Japanese Nanban screens, and also from earlier paintings of Mongols hunting, and those “barbarian” constructs were even marketed back to Europe.

Tamara H. Bentley is an Associate Professor of Asian Art at Colorado College, where she has been on the faculty since 2001. In her earlier research, she focused on Chinese paintings and prints of the late Ming and early Qing periods. Recently, she has shifted her attention to the international movement of art objects both in and from the East Asian maritime circuits in the early modern period. As part of this larger endeavor, she has been working on Chinese lacquer folding screens, export competition between China and Japan, and the complex layering of cross-cultural contacts in early modern trade.

 

When: 12-1pm, January 17, 2018

New 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: Tamara Bentley. Courtesy of the speaker.


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-Asian Art Association Members' Holiday Party-

Thursday, January 18, 2018, 6:30-8:30pm

Caravan Forming: Saddle Your Camel and Join Us!


Asian Art Association members and a guest are invited to saddle their camels and share a trip through Linking Asia: Art, Trade, and Devotion. Enjoy a little food, a little drink, a little entertainment, and a lot of conversation at the caravanserai with your fellow travelers. (Guaranteed: no sand in your shorts!)

Come along! Trip of a lifetime!

 

When: 6:30-8:30pm, January 18, 2018

Location: El Pomar Atrium, Hamilton Building, Denver Art Museum

RSVP to this members only event by 3pm on January 11.

Email blittle@denverartmuseum.org or call 720-913-0040.

 

For information on becoming an AAA member, click here.

 

Image above: Camel, Tang Dynasty (618-907), China, early 700s. Glazed earthenware. Denver Art Museum, Funds from 1983 Collector's Choice, 1983.243.

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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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