Revolt 1680/2180

Virgil Ortiz
May 17, 2015–Apr 24, 2016

Virgil Ortiz, Velocity, 2011. Clay, slip, and wild spinach paint. Promised gift from Vicki and Kent Logan to the collection of the Denver Art Museum. © Virgil Ortiz.

Virgil Ortiz, Virgin of Guadalupe, 2010. Clay, slip, and wild spinach paint. Promised gift from Vicki and Kent Logan to the collection of the Denver Art Museum. © Virgil Ortiz.

Revolt 1680/2180: Virgil Ortiz exhibition catalog, published by the Denver Art Museum.

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Closed: May 17, 2015–Apr 24, 2016
Hamilton Building - Level 4

Virgil Ortiz is an internationally renowned ceramicist, fashion designer, and graphic artist from Cochiti Pueblo, New Mexico. He uses contemporary art to blend historic events with futuristic elements. Set against Ortiz’s graphic murals, this exhibition features 31 clay figures and invites visitors to immerse themselves in a storyline that Ortiz created that begins with the Pueblo Revolt of 1680. This is the first exhibition of his work to visually tell the whole story.

Curated by John Lukavic, associate curator of native arts, this exhibition is part of the Denver Art Museum’s initiative to expand the recognition of contemporary art by American Indian artists. Revolt 1680/2180: Virgil Ortiz is a special feature of Showing Off: Recent Modern and Contemporary Acquisitions.

An exhibition catalog is available in The Shops and online.

Revolt 1680/2180: Virgil Ortiz is organized by the Denver Art Museum. It is presented with generous support from Vicki and Kent Logan, the donors to the Annual Fund Leadership Campaign, and the citizens who support the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD). Promotional support is provided by 5280 Magazine, CBS4, Comcast Spotlight, and The Denver Post.

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