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Calder: Connected to the Contemporary

Curator Lynne Warren presents examples that demonstrate the effect Alexander Calder has had on artists working today. Warren curated the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago’s exhibition Alexander Calder and Contemporary Art: Form, Balance, Joy, authoring a book by the same name. She has written more than 30 exhibition catalogs and has taught courses at prominent Chicago universities.

Price: $25, $20 member

Speaker: Lynne Warren, Curator at Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago

Calder: From Miniature Circus to Monumental Sculpture

Alfred Pacquement, guest curator of Calder: Monumental, details the life and career of this American master. Pacquement was Director of the Musée National d’Art Moderne at the Centre Georges Pompidou from 2000-2013. He is an independent curator and cultural consultant, responsible for numerous exhibitions, including Calder at the Rijksmuseum, 2014.

Price: $25, $20 member

Speaker: Alfred Pacquement, guest curator of Calder: Monumental and former director of Musée National drt Moderne at the Centre Georges Pompidou

Easy Drawing in the Gardens

Make drawing easier and more enjoyable by learning the basics of perspective, composition control and the use of reference points and lines. This approach can be sculptural in nature, starting with a large and basic composition and finishing with details. After classroom instruction, students move outdoors and practice the techniques by drawing and sketching in the Gardens.

Price: $44, $36 members

Instructor: Mitch Caster teaches drawing at the Art Students League of Denver, and before that, at Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design. He started his career as a news artist and courtroom illustrator. Mitch now works as a fine artist and shows his paintings in galleries in Colorado, New Mexico and Texas.



Photographing Sculpture

Calling all amateur photographers! Find the best vantage points and opportunities to photograph the Gardens’ Calder: Monumental exhibition. This class begins with classroom instruction and moves outside so students can practice new techniques.

Price: $44, $36 members

Instructor: Scott Dressel-Martin, official photographer of the Denver Botanic Gardens

Special Instructions: This class will begin inside and then move out into the Gardens.

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