The Denver Art Museum

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

This Front Range Forum trip brings two exciting topics to our members, a fabulous collection of paintings by Venetian artists and a look behind the scenes providing a glimpse at how the Denver Art Museum staff does its magic.

Masterworks of the Venetian Renaissance will allow us to experience the extraordinary creativity of Venice from the mid-1400s to the early 1500s when artists there forged a Renaissance style that was distinctly Venetian. Through about 45 masterworks, we will see how color and light, together with the rare use of oil paints, brought depth, emotion, and dimension to their works. Paintings by Titian, Bellini, Tintoretto, Giorgione, and a number of other masters will be exhibited.

We will also be able to see how the DAM prepares works of art for display, what tools they use, how they handle and treat objects (from textiles, to paintings, to artifacts, and so much more). We will also learn about the “hows and whys” of conservation. A number of different staff-specialists will be there to interact with our comments and questions.

You may register for this trip beginning at 7:00 on August 11 at (1) the Facilitator Faire, or (2) by visiting the Senior Center front desk, or (3) by telephoning the front desk (221-6644). The cost is a real value for only $25.50. Lunch is on our own at several good restaurants around the DAM. We will leave the Senior Center at 8:00am and return about 4:30. There are only 12 spots available for this trip, and past expe- rience is that they will sell out quickly. You must be a member of the Front Range Forum to participate. If you are told that all spaces have been sold out, please put your name on the wait-list as we may be able to run a second trip.

The registration Activity number is 405969.