Welcome to the Ancient future pyramid installation by Carlos Fresquez

Welcome to the Ancient Future by Carlos Frésquez.

Welcome to the Ancient future pyramid installation by Carlos Fresquez

Another view of Welcome to the Ancient Future.

Inside Welcome to the Ancient Future pyramid installation

Visitors are invited to get comfy inside the installation as they think about memories of the past and hopes for the future.

Tags inside the Welcome to the Ancient Future pyramid

Share a memory or a hope for the future.

Latino Artists Participate in Cuatro[4] at the DAM

Meet Carlos Frésquez July 7-August 7, 2016

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Thanks to a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), the Denver Art Museum will be working with four local creatives and artists to present Cuatro [4]: A Series of Artist Interactions over the next year. Artists participating in this series will create projects inspired by our pre-Columbian and Spanish Colonial galleries. We’re excited to welcome our first artist of the series, Carlos Frésquez, a celebrated Chicano artist and Denver native.

Learn about "the culture quest" that inspires his work in the video above.

Share Your Memories & Hopes

For his project, Welcome to the Ancient Future, Frésquez will be working in the Seminar Room on Level 4 of the North Building installing a pyramid inspired by the themes of past, present, and future found in our collections. He also is inviting visitors to contribute their thoughts by writing down a memory from the past or hope for the future and adding it to the installation.

Meet Carlos Frésquez

Drop by on the following dates to participate in the project and to hear Frésquez talk about his work and what inspired this installation:

July 7–8 from 10 am–3 pm: Come see the installation in progress

July 12, 19, 26, and August 2 from 10:30 am–12:30 pm: Meet the artist

July 22 at 5:30 pm: Insider Moment features an informal chat with the artist

July 29 at 6 pm: Untitled Final Friday

August 6 at 10:30 am-4:30 pm: CelebrARTE on Free First Saturday

The installation also will be open to the public during regular museum hours from July 7–August 7.

Cuatro [4]: A Series of Artist Interactions is made possible by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Leticia Salinas is the Latino cultural programs coordinator in the learning and engagement department at the Denver Art Museum. Leticia has been at the DAM since 2016 and her favorite work at the DAM is Made in China.