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Tag: Denver Art Museum

ENGI – Connecting with Everything

The atrium of the new Hamilton wing of the Denver Art Museum is home to a beautiful conceptual art installation by contemporary Japanese artist, Tatsuo Miyajima. His work, titled ENGI, takes the form of eighty mirrors set in the towering angled walls of the museum. Each mirror contains an LED (light-emitting diode) that projects a [...]

The Middle Path in a Thai Painting

The Denver Art Museum is a place to visit beautiful, thought-provoking works of art. It is also a venue for lectures, concerts and other activities, and much goes on behind the scenes to make all of this possible. One place where this work often goes unnoticed is in the Conservation Department. Specialists there treat [...]

Fragments of Empire – Assyrian Sculpture

The Asian art collection at the Denver Art Museum includes pieces spanning a period of over five thousand years. Many of the most ancient objects come from Mesopotamia, the region of western Asia between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers, where many of the world’s first civilizations arose. The collection features bronze adornments, ceramic vessels and [...]

A History of Asian Art at the Denver Art Museum

The Denver Art Museum traces its origins to the Artists’ Club, a small group of Denver professional artists who formed an art club in 1893 to encourage opportunities for exhibiting artwork. Although the Asian art department of the Denver Art Museum did not find a regular home until 1956, the Asian art collection itself dates [...]

Magical Ceremonial Kris from Indonesia

A Kris is no ordinary sword. This weapon has a steel blade, but is rarely used in battle. These swords are held in great esteem, even awe, and traditionally are used in almost every kind of formal ceremony and activity. Some are believed to be imbued with supernatural powers or to have spirits of their [...]

“Shashin” Copying the Truth in Old Japan

Currently on exhibit in the Lab at Belmar, the vibrant and imaginative art space in Lakewood, is a collection of fascinating views of traditional Japan - “Orientalist Photography: Japan in the Bakumatsu-Meiji Period, 1868 – 1912”.
The exhibition is curated by Mark Sink, photographer and private art consultant based in Denver, who twenty
years ago inherited a [...]

Modern Masters of Chinese Painting

Exhibits and Visits
The artists Qi Baishi, Xu Beihong, and Zhang Daqian are without question the three greats in modern Chinese painting. They were also close acquaintances, who despite their varied career paths, differing political loyalties, and diverse painting styles, held each other in the highest esteem.  

Waves of Change: Yoshitoshi’s Mirror of Famous Generals

One of the most widely recognized Japanese woodblock print artists of the nineteenth century is Yoshitoshi Tsukioka (1839-1892). His life spanned a period of incredible change in Japanese history, one that introduced Japan to the modern era after more than two hundred years of isolation. He produced his first publicly available print in the same [...]