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2017

Murals of the Americas

Organized by Victoria Lyall
Sponsored by the Mayer Center and Ready Foods

November 2-4, 2017
Sharp Auditorium, Denver Art Museum

Artist Judy Baca argues that muralism is a work made in relatedness: related to the people that surround it; related to the place it is in, and made in a public voice. Like Baca, artists across the Americas created murals that spoke to the period and communities for which they were designed. This symposium brings together an international group of scholars to discuss new approaches to understanding the function and meaning of both ancient and modern murals as well as their enduring legacy.

Click here for online ticketing to the symposium (which includes the Thursday keynote and reception)

Can’t attend the entire slate of lectures?
Click here and join us for the November 2nd evening keynote address and reception


Keynote, November 2:
Judy Baca (Social and Public Art Resource Center/University of California Los Angeles)
Baca is a painter and muralist, monument builder, scholar, and founder of the Social and Public Art Resource Center (SPARC). Baca’s work is as much about the process of as is about the end result. As an artist she acknowledges and honors the fact that the land has memory that must be expressed, and she creates art that is shaped by an interactive relationship among history, people and place. Her murals mark the dignity of hidden historical precedents, restore connections and stimulate new relationships into the future.

Speakers, November 3-4:
Claudia Brittenham (University of Chicago)
In the land of the Rainbow Serpent: Murals from the Chichen Itza
Severin Fowles (Barnard College)
Comanche Visual Culture and the Theater of War in 18th Century New Mexico
Kelley Hays-Gilpin (Northern Arizona University)
Murals of the American Southwest
Heather Hurst (Skidmore College)
The Oxtotitlan mural in Guerrero, Mexico
Diana Maglioni (Los Angeles County Museum of Art)
An Overview of the Mural Painting Traditions in Mesoamerica Through Their Materiality
Lucha Martinez (Archaeologist and Independent Scholar, INAH/Denver)
Denver’s Chicano Murals
Ricardo Morales (Universidad Nacional de Trujillo, Peru)
Moche mural painting from Huaca de la Luna
Franco Rossi (Boston University)
Murals and the Archaeological Inquiry into Ancient Maya Education
Alexandre Tokovinine (University of Alabama)
Heavenly Bodies: The Upper World on Classic Maya Stucco Facades
Lisa Trever(University of California, Berkeley)
From Petroglyphs to Graffiti: Vision, Gesture, and Replication in Ancient Andean Murals
Teresa Uriarte(Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México)
The Murals of Teotihuacan

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2016

Circulacion: Movement of Ideas, Art and People in Spanish America

Organized by Jorge Rivas Perez
Sponsored by the Mayer Center and the Denver Art Museum

October 21-22, 2016
Sharp Auditorium, Denver Art Museum

The movement of artwork and artists, as well as the circulation of ideas and ideologies, shaped culture in Spanish America. A group of international scholars will assemble in Denver to explore topics related to artistic exchange, ranging from local interactions to global networks, and their influence on the art and architecture of the region.

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Speakers:
Idurre Alonso (Getty Research Institute | Los Angeles, CA), Urban Intersections in Latin America: From Paris to Samana
Gustavo Curiel (Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico | Mexico City, Mexico), Flemish Imagery in Oaxacan Furniture: Villa Alta Cabinetmakers of the Zapotec Mountains, 17th-18th Centuries
Monica Dominguez Torres(University of Delaware | Newark, DE), Nel piu ricco paese del Mondo: Cubagua Island as the Epicenter of the Early Caribbean Trade
Maria J Feliciano (Independent scholar | New York, NY), Moving beyond the Mudejar in Viceregal Art and Architectural History
Esteban Garcia Brosseau (Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico | Mexico City, Mexico), Jacques de Coutre and Antonio de Morga (16th-17th c.): Further Insights into Cultural and Artistic Exchange between South Asia and Spanish America
Rosario Ines Granados-Salinas (Blanton Museum of Art | Austin, TX), Miraculous Narratives: Time and Space Colliding in Spanish Colonial Painting
Natalia Majluf (Museo de Arte de Lima | Lima, Peru), The Dawn of an Era: Portraiture and Social Change in the Work of Jose Gil de Castro
Constanza Toquica (Museo Colonial | Bogota, Colombia) El Territorio Vacio, Entre el Cielo y el Infierno: Reflections on Colonial Imagery
Rachael Zimmerman (University of Delaware | Newark, DE) The Hammock as an Honorary Mode of Transportation in Colonial Brazil

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2015 (held in early 2016)

The Ancient Maya: Dance, Writing, Art

Organized by Margaret Young-Sanchez
Sponsored by the Mayer Center and the Denver Art Museum

February 19, 2016
public lectures and a gallery tour, followed by a cocktail reception
Sharp Auditorium (Hamilton Building), Denver Art Museum

The ancient Maya created one of the New World’s most advanced civilizations. Recent advances in the decipherment of Maya hieroglyphic writing have led to breakthroughs in the understanding of Maya history, court life, rituals, and religious beliefs. Symposium speaker Matthew Looper will describe the work of the Maya Hieroglyphic Database Project, headquartered at the University of California, Davis, and also explore the meaning of dance imagery on Maya ceramics. Yuriy Polyukhovych’s presentation will focus on works in the Denver Art Museum’s impressive collection of Maya art. Finally, the speakers will share new decipherments and interpretations with the audience in an informal gallery tour. The symposium will be held in conjunction with the pre-Columbian installation, Grand Gestures: Dance, Drama, Masquerade.

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Speakers:

Matthew Looper, Ph.D. (California State University, Chico)
Speaking Stones: New Approaches to Interpreting Maya Hieroglyphic Writing
Dance Imagery in Ancient Maya Ceramics

Yuriy Polyukhovych, Ph.D. (California State University, Chico)
Court and Cosmos: New Interpretations of Maya Vessels in the Denver Art Museum

Email mayercenter@denverartmuseum.org or call 720.913.0156 with questions.

     
  2014 (to be held in early 2015)

New England / New Spain: Portraiture in the Colonial Americas, 1492-1850
Organized by Dr. Donna Pierce, Mayer Curator of Spanish Colonial Art, Denver Art Museum, and Dr. Emily Ballew Neff, Saxon Director & Chief Curator, Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art, University of Oklahoma
Sponsored by the Mayer Center and the Denver Art Museum

January 23-24, 2015
Sharp Auditorium (Hamilton Building), Denver Art Museum

Speakers:
Michael A. Brown (San Diego Museum of Art | San Diego, CA)
Pieces of Home? How "Colonial" Portraiture Developed in the Spanish and British Americas
Elizabeth Mankin Kornhauser (The Metropolitan Museum of Art | New York, New York)
The New England Portraits of Ralph Earl: Fashioning a Style for the New Citizens of the Young Republic
Clare Kunny (Director, Art Muse | Los Angeles, CA)
In His Own Image, A Humanist Portrait of Antonio de Mendoza
Karl Kusserow (Princeton University Art Museum | Princeton, NJ)
Pride of Place: Selfhood and Surroundings in Early American Art
James Middleton (Independent Scholar | New York, NY)
Reading Dress in New Spanish Portraiture
Paula Mues Orts (National School of Conservation, Restoration and Museography | Mexico City, Mexico)
Corporate Portrait in New Spain: Social Bodies, the Individual and their Spaces of Display
Susan Rather (University of Texas | Austin, TX)
Copies or Resemblances of Nature: The Limitations of Portrait Painting in Colonial British America
Michael J. Schreffler (Virginia Commonwealth University | Richmond, VA)
Cortes and Moctezuma: Words, Pictures, and Likeness in Sixteenth-Century New Spain
Jennifer Van Horn (George Mason University | Fairfax, VA)
Regional Tastes in a Transatlantic Market: Joseph Blackburn in New England and Bermuda
Kaylin Haverstock Weber (Museum of Fine Arts, Houston | Houston, TX)
Colonial Ambition Abroad: Benjamin West's Portraits, 1763-1783

Click here to purchase tickets online.
Click here for a printable, mail-in version of the registration form.
Email mayercenter@denverartmuseum.org or call 720.913.0156 to be put on the Mayer Center email / mailing list.

     
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2013

Fabled Kingdoms: Luxury Arts of Peru's Northern Desert
Organized by Margaret Young-Sanchez
Sponsored by the Mayer Center and the Denver Art Museum

December 7, 2013
1:30-5pm public lectures, followed by a cocktail reception
Sharp Auditorium (Hamilton Building), Denver Art Museum

Speakers:
Izumi Shimada (Southern Illinois University | Carbondale, IL)
Behind the Golden Mask: Mystery and Splendor of the Sican (Lambayeque) Culture of Peru

Lena Bjerregaard (Ethnologisches Museum | Berlin, Germany)
Sican (Lambayeque) Textiles from Pachacamac in the Ethnological Museum, Berlin

Joanne Pillsbury (Metropolitan Museum of Art | New York, NY
)
Daughters of the Sea: Art and Ritual in Peru's Northern Dynasties


Register online at
http://tickets.denverartmuseum.org or click here to download a .pdf of the registration form.

Email mayercenter@denverartmuseum.org or call 720.913.0156 with questions.

     
    2012
 

Festivals and Daily Life in the Arts of Colonial Latin America
Organized by Donna Pierce
Sponsored by the Mayer Center and the Denver Art Museum

November 2-3, 2012
Sharp Auditorium (Hamilton Building), Denver Art Museum

CLICK HERE FOR A .PDF OF THE REGISTRATION BROCHURE

ONLINE TICKETING AVAILABLE ON THE DAM WEBSITE (click here)
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CLICK HERE FOR A .PDF OF SYMPOSIUM DETAILS INCLUDING TIMES AND HOTEL INFO.

Speakers:
Beatriz Berndt (Independent Scholar | Mexico City)
Between Monarchic and Local Identity: Reflections on an Ephemeral Façade
Designed for the Enthronement of Charles IV in Mexico (1789)

Gustavo Curiel (Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico | Mexico City)
Mourning Rites, Processions, and Burials: The Holy Office of the Inquisition of
the City of Mexico and the Funerary Observances of King Philip IV (1666)

Kelly Donahue-Wallace (University of North Texas | Denton, TX
)
La corte vestida de gala: The Royal Academy of San Carlos
and the Spectacle of Colonial Life

Alexandra Kennedy-Troya (Universidad de Cuenca | Cuenca, Ecuador)
The Lasting Colonial Influence on Daily Life in 19th- and 20th-century Ecuador
Susan Migden Socolow (Emory University | Atlanta, GA)
Women’s Clothing & Accessories in Colonial Argentina
Ramon Mujica Pinilla (Universidad de San Marcos | Lima, Peru)
Festivals and Daily Life in Colonial Peru

Barbara Mundy (Fordham University | New York)
Indian Dances (Mitotes) in Colonial Mexico City
Frances Ramos (University of South Florida | Tampa, FL)
Celebrating the Patriarch(s): The Municipal Council of Puebla and the Cult of Saint Joseph
Jorge Rivas (Coleccion Patricia Phelps de Cisneros | Caracas, Venezuela and New York)
Transforming Status: The Genesis of the New World
Butaca

Look for more details and a mailing Spring 2012. Email mayercenter@denverartmuseum.org or call 720.913.0156 to be put on the Mayer Center email / mailing list.

     
     
    2011
 

Marajo and the Ancient Amazonian World
Organized by Margaret Young-Sánchez
Sponsored by the Mayer Center and the Denver Art Museum

September 16-17, 2011
Sharp Auditorium (Hamilton Building), Denver Art Museum

CLICK HERE FOR A .PDF OF THE REGISTRATION BROCHURE.

A symposium being held in conjuction with the exhibition, Marajo: Ancient Ceramics from the Mouth of the Amazon.
Curated by
Margaret Young-Sánchez and on view at the DAM June 11-September 18, 2011.

Speakers:
Michael Heckenberger
(University of Florida)
Garden Cities of the Southern Amazon
Peter Roe (University of Delaware)

Enlightened Pottery: Shipibo Ceramics and the Polychrome Horizon
Anna Roosevelt (University of Illinois, Chicago)
The Origin of Marajoara Society and its Influence in Amazonia from
Prehistory to Today
Stéphen Rostain (Institut Francais d’Etudes Andines, Paris)
Archaeology of the Guianas
Denise Schaan (Federal University of Pará, Brazil)
Land of the Ancestors: Archaeology at the Amazon River mouth
Nigel Smith (University of Florida)
Livelihoods on Marajó Island and their Links to the Past
John Walker (University of Central Florida)
Landscape, Art and Design in the Llanos de Mojos, Bolivia

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    2010
 

At the Crossroads: The Arts of Spanish America and Early Global Trade, 1492–1850
Organized by Donna Pierce & Ron Otsuka
Sponsored by the Mayer Center, the Asian Art Dept. William Sharpless Jackson Jr. Endowment Fund for Curator's Circle and the Denver Art Museum

November 12-13, 2010
Sharp Auditorium (Hamilton Building), Denver Art Museum

CLICK HERE FOR A .PDF OF THE REGISTRATION BROCHURE.

During the era of early global trade instigated by the voyages of
Columbus, Spanish America served as a crossroads for trade between
Europe and Asia. Trade goods were exchanged between all areas and
inspired artists to appropriate motifs, styles, and techniques
previously unknown to them. The impact of trade on the arts of all
regions and the transmission of objects and ideas between Spanish
America, North America, Europe, and Asia will be included.

Speakers:
Karina Corrigan (Peabody-Essex Museum - Salem, MA)
Chinese Export Silver to the Americas
Claire Farago & James Cordova (
Univ. of Colorado - Boulder)
Casta Painting and Self-Fashioning Artists in New Spain
Dana Leibsohn (Smith College - Northampton, MA)
Made in China / Made in Mexico
Jaime Mariazza F. (Universidad de San Marcos - Lima, Peru)
Royal Funerary Rites in 17th-Century Lima: The Catafalque of Margaret of Austria
Maria Bonta de la Pezuela (Sotheby's - New York, NY)
The Perils of Porcelain: Chinese Export Porcelain in the Mexican Colonial Market
Donna Pierce (Denver Art Museum)
Asian Trade Goods in Colonial New Mexico
Sara Ryu (Yale University - New Haven, CT)
Transatlantic Icons of Conquest:
Cristos de caña in New Spain and the Canary Islands
William Sargent (Peabody-Essex Museum - Salem, MA)
Asian Ceramics in New England

Suzanne Stratton-Pruitt (Independent Scholar - New York, NY)
From Spain to Peru: Paintings by the Dozen

Charlene Villasenor Black
(Univ. of California - Los Angeles)
Saints’ Cults and Conversion in the Global Hispanic World

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    2009
2009 symposium brochure
 

The Art of Teotihuacan and its Sphere of Influence
Organized by Margaret Young-Sánchez
Sponsored by the Mayer Center and the Denver Art Museum

November 7-8, 2009
Sharp Auditorium (Hamilton Building), Denver Art Museum

CLICK HERE FOR A .PDF OF THE REGISTRATION BROCHURE.

Speakers:
Warren Barbour (State Universtiy of New York at Buffalo)
Host Figurines and the Social Order of Teotihuacan: Soldiers, Traders, Diviners and Peasants
George Cowgill (Arizona State University, Tempe)
Nose Pendants: Signs of Rank and Office in the Political System of Teotihuacan?
Annabeth Headrick (
University of Denver)
Mass Production in a Preindustrial Age: Individuality and Ideology in Teotihuacan's Censers
Charles C. Kolb (National Endowment for the Humanities)
Classic Teotihuacan Period Ceramic Production
James Langley (Canadian Society for Mesoamerican Studies)
A Distant Prospect of Teotihuacan
Matthew Robb (Saint Louis Art Museum)
The Torch and the Shield: Architectural and Iconographic Continuities at the Palace of Quetzalpapalotl
Saburo Sugiyama (Aichi Prefectural University, Japan)
Cosmology, Militarism, and Polity Materialized at the Major Monuments in Teotihuacan
Karl Taube (University of California, San Diego)
Teotihuacan and the Ceramic Art of Escuintla, Guatemala: Iconography and Cosmology in Early Classic Mesoamerica

Symposium proceedings to be published in 2012.

     
    2008
 

The Arts of South America, 1492-1850
Organized by Donna Pierce
Sponsored by the Mayer Center and the Denver Art Museum

November 7-8, 2008
Sharp Auditorium (Hamilton Building), Denver Art Museum

CLICK HERE FOR A .PDF OF THE REGISTRATION BROCHURE.

Speakers:
Luisa Elena Alcala
(Universidad Autonoma de Madrid)
Cult Images in South America
Michael Brown (Denver Art Museum)
D.C. Stapleton: Collecting Spanish Colonial Art from Quito to Bogota
during the Gilded Age
Tom Cummins (Harvard University)
Andean Colonial Art in the Early Seventeenth Century
Sabine MacCormack (Notre Dame)
The Poetics of Representation in Early Colonial Peru
Jorge Rivas (Coleccion Patricia Phelps de Cisneros, Caracas)
The Unintentional Catalogue of Spanish Colonial Furniture: Guaman Poma
de Ayala's Nueva Coronica y Buen Gobierno
Nuno Senos (Universidade Nova de Lisboa)
Buildings at War: Franciscan Architecture in Colonial Brazil
Susan Verdi Webster (College of William and Mary)
Native Artisans and the Construction of Colonial Quito

Symposium proceedings to be published in Fall 2010 by the University of Oklahoma Press and the Denver Art Museum Gift Shop (720.865.5035).

     
    2007
2007 symposium brochure
 

Costa Rica and the Pre-Columbian World: Honoring the Contributions of Frederick Mayer
Organized by Margaret Young-Sánchez
Sponsored by the Mayer Center and the Denver Art Museum

November 10, 2007
9AM-5PM

Sharp Auditorium (Hamilton Building), Denver Art Museum
Join us after the lectures for a cocktail reception and viewing of the Pre-Columbian galleries.

CLICK HERE FOR A .PDF OF THE REGISTRATION BROCHURE.

This year’s symposium is organized to pay tribute to Frederick Mayer - his passion for Pre-Columbian art and his dedication to promoting scholarship in the field. He and his wife Jan assembled an encyclopedic collection of Costa Rican art which they generously gifted to the Denver Art Museum.

Speakers:
Margaret Young-Sánchez (Denver Art Museum)
Introduction: Honoring the Contributions of Frederick Mayer
Michael Coe (Yale University)
The Remembrance of Things Past: A Personal Perspective on New World Archaeology
John Hoopes (University of Kansas)
Ancient Costa Rica and the Chibchan World
Fred Lange (University of Colorado at Boulder) and Ronald Bishop (Smithsonian Institution)
The Greater Nicoya Ceramic Project: The Marriage of Art History and Archaeology
David Mora Marin (University of North Carolina)
A Brief History of the Middle American Jade Exchange Network: The Costa Rica/Maya Interaction
Michael Snarskis (Independent Archaeologist/Consultant, Costa Rica)
Distribution of Scientifically Excavated Gold Artifacts and Regional Symbolism
Jane Day (Independent Scholar, Denver)
Reflections of Shamanism in Ancient Costa Rican Art

Symposium proceedings to be published in 2011.

    2006
 

Asia and Spanish America: Trans-Pacific Artistic and Cultural Exchange, 1500-1850
Organized by Donna Pierce & Ronald Otsuka, DAM Curator of Asian Art

November 3-4, 2006
Denver Art Museum & Denver Athletic Club
Sponsored by Mayer Center, the Asian Art Department Jackson Endowment and the Denver Art Museum.

During the 1500s, Spain established an extensive trade connection with Asia from the Philippines through Spanish America.  Some goods were shipped on to Spain, but others remained in the Americas and inspired local artists in many media.  Asians immigrated to the Americas and major industries for the production of export goods developed throughout Asia. The symposium brought together a  distinguished interdisciplinary, international group of scholars in Asian and Spanish Colonial arts.  It explored new fields of scholarship that focused on multicultural and global studies.

Speakers:
Gauvin Bailey (Boston College)
The Influence of Asian Art in the Spanish and Portuguese Americas
Clara Bargellini (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Mexico)
Asia at the Missions of Northern New Spain
Roxanna M. Brown (Southeast Asian Ceramics Museum, Bangkok University, Thailand)
Chinese Gilt Porcelain to the New World
Gustavo Curiel (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Mexico)
The Perception of the Other and the Language of "Chinese Mimicry" in the Decorative Arts of New Spain

Abby Sue Fisher (Keweenaw National Historic Park, Michigan)
Trade Textiles: Asia and New Spain
Evelyn Hu-Dehart (Brown University)
Asian Diaspora in Spanish America
George Kuwayama (Los Angeles County Museum of Art)
Chinese Porcelain in Viceroyalty of Peru
Meiko Nagashima (Kyoto National Museum)
Japanese Lacquers Exported to Spanish America and Spain
Sonia Ocaña (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Mexico)
Enconchado Frames: The Use of Japanese Ornamental Models in New Spanish Painting
Jorge Rivas (Fundación Cisneros, Caracas, Venezuela)
Of Luxury and Fantasy: The Influence of Asia on the Furniture of Viceregal Spanish America
Etsuko Rodríguez (Universidad de Santiago de Compostela, Spain)
Early Manila Galleon Trade: Merchants’ Network and the Market in 16th and 17th Century Mexico
Sofia Sanabrais (New York University)
The Globalization of Taste: Japanese and New Spanish Folding Screens
Mari Takamatsu
(New York University)
Nanban - Japanese Screen Paintings
Marjorie Trusted (Victoria & Albert Museum, London)
Propaganda and Luxury: Small-Scale Baroque Sculptures in Viceregal America

Asia & Spanish America: Trans-Pacific Artistic & Cultural Exchange, 1500-1850, was published in September 2009. Distributed by the University of Oklahoma Press and the Denver Art Museum Gift Shop (720.865.5035).

     
    2005
 

Tiwanaku: Ancestors of the Inca
Organized by Margaret Young-Sánchez

January 14-15, 2005
Denver Art Museum & Denver Public Library
Sponsored by Mayer Center and the Denver Art Museum.

A companion symposium to an exhibition of the same name at the Denver Art Museum, October 2004 - January 2005.

Speakers:
Leonardo Benitez (University of Pennsylvania)
Time and Calendrics at Tiwanaku
Susan Bergh (Cleveland Museum of Art)
Expressions of Dualism in Middle Horizon Tapestry Tunics
James Blackmon (Independent Scholar)
Gods and Ancestors, Ritual and Sacred Space: Early Tiwanaku as Seen Through the Gateway Tunic
Christiane Clados (Free University of Berlin)
Tiwanaku Iconography: Some New Aspects
William J. Conklin (Field Museum and Textile Museum)
The Iconic Dimension in Tiwanaku Art
Anita Cook (Catholic University of America)
Painting Gender and Cosmos During the Middle Horizon
Georgia DeHavenon (Brooklyn Museum)
The Power of an Icon: References to the Gateway of the Sun from the 19th Century to the Present
Paul S. Goldstein (UC, San Diego)
A Different Kind of Ancient State: New Research on Tiwanaku Expansion
John W. Hoopes (University of Kansas)
Tiwanaku Origin Myths and Inca Kingship Ritual
William H. Isbell (SUNY, Binghamton) and Patricia J. Knobloch (Institute of Andean Studies)
Iconography and Redefinition: The Tiwanaku Art Styles
Jean-Pierre Protzen (UC, Berkeley)
A Vision of Tiwanaku Architecture
Alexi Vranich (University of Pennsylvania)
Monumental Dynamics at Tiwanaku
Patrick Ryan Williams and Donna Nash (Field Museum)
Beer and Identity in the Middle Horizon Borderlands
Thomas Zuidema (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champagne)
Tiwanaku Calendar and Iconography

Tiwanaku: Papers from the 2005 Mayer Center Symposium at the Denver Art Museum, was published in March 2009. Distributed by the University of Oklahoma Press and the Denver Art Museum Gift Shop (720.865.5035).

 

    2004
 

Painting a New World: Mexican Art and Life, 1521 - 1821
Organized by Donna Pierce

April 17-18, 2004
Denver Art Museum
Sponsored by Mayer Center, the Cooke-Daniels Memorial Lecture Fund and the Denver Art Museum.

A companion symposium to an exhibition of the same name at the Denver Art Museum, April - August 2004, and the Meadows Museum of Art at Southern Methodist University, September - October 2004.

Speakers:
Clara Bargellini (UNAM, Mexico City)
Enconchado Paintings of New Spain: Invention and Originality in Images of the Virgin of Guadalupe
Jonathan Brown (Institute of Fine Arts, NYU)
Painting of New Spain Within the Context of Spanish Painting
Gustavo Curiel (UNAM, Mexico City)
Painted Folding Screens and Asian Influence in New Spain
Pablo Escalante Gonzalbo (UNAM, Mexico City)
Portraits of Moctezuma
Elena Estrada de Gerlero (UNAM, Mexico City)
Aztec Feather Painting Traditions in the Colonial Period

Ana Paulina Gamez (Museo Nacional de Arte, Mexico City)
Clothing and Accessories in Colonial Portraits
Ilona Katzew (LA County Museum of Art)
Casta Paintings in Mexico
Elizabeth Perry (Framingham State College)
Painted Nuns' Badges and Portraits
Rogelio Ruiz Gomar (UNAM, Mexico City)
The Art and Artists of New Spain, 1521-1650
The Art and Artists of New Spain, 1650-1821

Alessandra Russo (L'Ecole de Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris)
Pre-Columbian Cartography Techniques in Early Colonial Mexico

The symposium addressed topics discussed in the exhibition publication by the same name. Distributed by the University of Texas Press and the Denver Art Museum Gift Shop (720.865.5035).

 

    2002
 

New World Art at the Denver Art Museum
Organized by Donna Pierce and Margaret Young-Sánchez

March 2-3, 2002
Denver Art Museum
Sponsored by Mayer Center, the Cooke-Daniels Memorial Lecture Fund and the Denver Art Museum.

The 2002 symposium focused on the Pre-Columbian and Spanish Colonial Collections of the Denver Art Museum. Distinguished scholars presented lectures relevant to important objects in the collection.

Speakers:
Warwick Bray (University of London)
Panamanian gold work
Carolyn Dean (UC, Santa Cruz)
Inca imagery in Peruvian colonial painting

Samuel Edgerton (Williams College)
Mission architecture in colonial Mexico
Cristina Esteras Martin (Universidad Complutense de Madrid)
Colonial silver and gold work of Latin America
Maria Concepcion Garcia Saiz (Museo de America, Madrid)
Casta paintings in colonial Mexico and Peru
Juana Gutierrez Haces (UNAM, Mexico City)
Paintings by Cristobal de Villalpando
Alexandra Kennedy (University of Cuenca, Ecuador)
Colonial sculpture of Ecuador
Carol Mackey (Cal. State, Northridge) and Joanne Pillsbury (Sainsbury Research Unit, University of East Anglia)
Chimu silver work
Jeanette Peterson (UC, Santa Barbara)
Virgin of Guadalupe in colonial Mexico
Patricia Sarro (Youngstown State University)
Teotihuacan stone sculpture
Rebecca Stone-Miller (Emory University)
Costa Rican art
Margaret Young-Sanchez (Denver Art Museum)
Tiwanaku art
Marc Zender (University of Calgary)
Maya inscriptions

Exploring New World Imagery: Spanish Colonial Papers from the 2002 Mayer Center Symposium at the Denver Art Museum, Volume I, was published in 2005. Distributed by the University of Texas Press and the Denver Art Museum Gift Shop (720.865.5035), Volume II, the Pre-Columbian symposium proceedings, is forthcoming.

 

    2001
   

Andean Textile Traditions
Organized by Margaret Young-Sánchez

January 27-28, 2001
Denver Art Museum & Denver Public Library
Sponsored by Mayer Center and the Denver Art Museum.

Speakers:
Ran Boytner (Getty Conservation Institute and the Cotsen Institute of Archaeology at UCLA)
Andean Textile Dyes: An Intimate View of Cultural Preferences and Choices
Ed Franquemont (Institute of Andean Studies)
Jazz: An Andean Sense of Symmetry
Andrea M. Heckman (University of New Mexico)
Contemporary Andean Textiles as Cultural Communication in Ausangate, Peru
Marianne Hogue (Virginia Commonwealth University)
Cosmology in Inca Tunics and Tectonics
Teresa A. Knutsen (Art Conservation Center at the University of Denver)
Conservation Treatments for pre-Columbian Textiles
Amy Oakland-Rodman (UC Santa Barbara)
Late Wari and Lambayeque Textiles at El Brujo, Chicama Valley, Peru
Joanne Pillsbury (Sainsbury Research Unit for the Arts of Africa, Oceania and the Americas, University of East Anglia)
Inka Unku: Strategy and Design in Colonial Peru
Jane W. Rehl (Emory University)
Weaving Principles for Life: Discontinuous Warp and Weft Textiles of Ancient Peru
Lisa Tulchin (Independent Scholar)
Design and Visual Perception in Wari Tapestry Tunics
Margaret Young-Sánchez (Denver Art Museum)
Four-Part Headcloths from Middle Horizon Central Coast Peru

Andean Textile Traditions, was published in 2006. Distributed by the University of Texas Press and the Denver Art Museum Gift Shop (720.865.5035).

Denver Art Museum