Events

Denver Art Museum Tour: Jordan Casteel: Returning the Gaze

Friday, May 10 at 4:00 pm
Denver Art Museum
100 W 14th Ave Pkwy, Denver, CO 80204
RSVP on Evite, email smithclubco@gmail.com or call (720) 432-4136

Join the Smith Club of Colorado for a guided tour of Jordan Casteel: Returning The Gaze at the Denver Art Museum. The exhibition features a wide array of recent paintings by the emerging Denver-born artist, who is now based in Harlem. Don’t miss this chance to see a uniquely curated show, only up until August!

This event is free for Club members, and $10 for guests. We’ll meet our guide in the El Pomar Grand Atrium on the main level of the Hamilton Building (near the museum shop). Please arrive no later than 3:45; the tour will start promptly at 4:00. General admission is included in the tour. The museum is ADA accessible, and lockers are provided. We recommend parking in the Cultural Center Garage on 12th Ave. Limited street parking is also available.

Attending Smithies will have the chance for a casual gathering after the tour to chat about the show and catch up. We will meet at MAD Beans & Wine Cafe across the plaza. We hope to see you there!


SAVE THE DATE: Smith Club Annual Meeting

Tuesday, June 25, 2019
5:30 – 7:30 pm
Montclair Civic Building (“The Molkery”)
6820 E 12th Ave, Denver, CO 80220

Guest Speaker: Michael Thurston, the incoming Provost and Dean of Faculty and the Helen Means Professor English at Smith. He is the author of several books and numerous essays on modern poetry (and of a novel, Houses from Another Street).

Michael’s talk is entitled “‘Even now, surmise’: The Non-commercial Value of the Literary.” What good is literature? What is literature good for? As students, parents, and the public debate the value of liberal education, it is important to describe the specific good that literary language and literary reading do. This talk focuses on the specific value of renewed perception that engagement with literature brings about. In short: literature renews our relationships with the world, with others, and with ourselves, relationships that deteriorate without the kind of attention that literature demands and develops.

More details coming soon!