TAG: American Indian

Nooner Tour (Tuesday—Friday)
Event: Tours

Nooner Tour (Tuesday—Friday)

Occurs every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. Next Occurs on Tuesday, October 4, 2016 - 12:00pm12:30pm.

Join a docent for a 30-minute, in-depth look at an aspect of the museum’s collections or something special happening in the galleries. More

Students learning about American Indian Art on a field trip at the Denver Art Museum
Field Trip

American Indian

Grades 1–6

Through the DAM’s diverse American Indian art collection, students explore the role of artists, and gain understanding of American Indian history and culture.

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Still photo from video of Gerald Montour talking about why he dances
Blog: Behind the Scenes

Community Members Tell Why We Dance

Exhibition On View through August 14

With video, artworks, and dance regalia, the local Native community shares their take on dance and dance-related art. More

Dan Namingha, Hopi Eagle Dancer, 1995. Acrylic paint on canvas.
Event: Lectures & Programs

Conversation with Curator: Why We Dance

Friday, June 3, 2016 - 4:00pm4:45pm.

Tour the multisensory exhibition Why We Dance:American Indian Art in Motion with curator Nancy Blomberg. More

Dan Namingha, Hopi Eagle Dancer (detail), 1995, acrylic paint on canvas.
Event: Members

Why We Dance Member Preview

Saturday, May 28, 2016 - 10:00am5:00pm.

Members see the exhibition first; plus, save 20% on all purchases at The Shops. More

Native Arts Artist-in-Residence Jan Jacobs
Event: Artists & Studios

Insider Moment with Jan Jacobs

Wednesday, May 4, 2016 - 1:00pm1:30pm.

Join ribbonwork artist Jan Jacobs for an off-the-cuff chat about her ongoing work in the Native Arts Artist-in-Residence studio. More

D.Y. Begay (Navajo), Intended Vermilion, 2015
Event: Lectures & Programs

D.Y. Begay: Process, Inspiration, and Colors

With artist D.Y. Begay
Wednesday, May 11, 2016 - 6:00pm7:00pm.

D.Y. Begay (Navajo) is a fourth generation weaver born and raised on a sheep farm on the Navajo Nation spanning the ''four corners'' where Arizona, New Mexico, Utah and Colorado meet. She learned how to spin, dye, and weave by observing her mother, whose woven rugs contributed to the family income. She experiments with traditional and exotic plant dyes to attain subtle and brilliant shades of color.

“Everything in my weaving is natural. I use the same techniques passed from my ancestors to me to create designs that have artistic and traditional value.” More

Native Arts Artist-in-Residence Jan Jacobs
Event: Artists & Studios

Native Arts Artist-in-Residence Jan Jacobs

Saturday, February 13, 2016Sunday, May 15, 2016.

The Native Arts Artist-in-Residence for the spring is Jan Jacobs, acclaimed ribbonwork artist of the Osage tribe. More

Shan Goshorn, Vessel, 2015.
Event: Lectures & Programs

Reweaving History

with artist Shan Goshorn
Wednesday, March 2, 2016 - 6:00pm7:00pm.

Art and politics have a long history together and combining the two often leads to powerful experiences for both the artist and viewer. Eastern Band Cherokee artist Shan Goshorn will speak about her woven-paper baskets and her career changing experience as a 2013 Smithsonian Artist Research Fellow. More

Dan Namingha, Hopi Eagle Dancer, 1995. Acrylic paint on canvas.
Exhibition

Why We Dance

American Indian Art in Motion
May 29, 2016–Aug 14, 2016

This multisensory exhibition presents the motives behind Native American dance and highlights the museum’s annual Friendship Powwow and American Indian Cultural Celebration. It features about 86 works, including 78 drawn from the DAM’s American Indian art collection. More

Gregg Deal, Native Arts Artist-in-Residence
Event: Artists & Studios

Insider Moment with Gregg Deal

Wednesday, January 13, 2016 - 1:00pm1:30pm.

Join performance artist Gregg Deal for an off-the-cuff chat about his ongoing work in the Native Arts Artist-in-Residence studio and gear up for his Untitled performance at the end of the month! We’ll go wherever the conversation takes us!

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