Hirayama

Non-CAS Event
Wednesday, February 21, 2018; 12-1 p.m.
Congdon Board Room, Hamilton Building - Lower Level, Denver Art Museum

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.

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