Bringing Art to Denver or How Horse Trading Serves as the Basic Tool for Creating Major Exhibitions in the Mile High City

  • Tuesday, February 15, 2011
  • 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
  • Denver Art Museum - Log in for member pricing

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Denver is blessed with a first class Art Museum, generous benefactors and a curatorial staff who have significant standing in the art world and are able to make blockbuster special exhibits happens in an apparently seamless fashion.  But is that really the way it is?

In fact, the journey of a special exhibit from concept to reality is long, arduous and occasionally fraught with intrigue.  Timothy Standring,
Gates Foundation Curator of Painting and Sculpture, is not only a major force in the art world, a world renown scholar and connoisseur of old master paintings, but he also he has a vast network of contacts, great detective skills and has brought a series of extremely important exhibitions to Denver.  Timothy is also a great storyteller and his tale of the birth of a very major exhibition is not to be missed.

About Timothy Standring

Since joining the Denver Art Museum in 1989, Dr. Standring has led a significant initiative to make art history accessible to a broader public. In addition to his current position as Gates Foundation Curator of Painting and Sculpture, Timothy has served as Curator of the Berger Collection, Deputy Director and Chief Curator.  In addition to his most recent exhibition Inspiring Impressionism, he has curated nine other exhibitions at the Museum including Sargent and Italy, The Phillips Collection and European Masterpieces.

Prior to his work at the Museum, Timothy spent much of his career in academia. He has been Director of the School of Art and Art History at the University of Denver, has had faculty appointments at Pomona College, Lawrence University and Loyola University of Chicago.  He has served a Fellow at the Clark Art Institute, a Guest Scholar at the J. Paul Getty Museum and a Senior Fellow at the Center for Advanced Studies in the Visual Arts at the National Gallery of Art.

Timothy received his B.A. from the University of Notre Dame and his M.A. and Ph.D from the University of Chicago.  He is currently writing a book on how art historians uncover the past.

Please note that this program will be held at the Denver Art Museum at 100 W 14th Ave Pkwy.  The time for lunch will differ from our usual start.

Schedule is as Follows:
Lunch 11:30AM - 12:10PM
Lunch is a Buffet in The Palettes Private Dining Room (North Building)
Program at 12:15PM (promptly) in the Sharp Auditorium (Hamilton Building)
If you are not a Denver Art Museum member, please stop at the Admissions Desk and purchase a "day admission."

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