TAG: American Indian

Nooner Tour (Tuesday—Friday)
Event: Tours

Nooner Tour (Tuesday—Friday)

Occurs every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. Next Occurs on Tuesday, August 30, 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

Charles Loloma (Hopi, 1921-1991), Avachhoya (Zuni Spotted Corn Katsina), 1939.

American Indian Paintings from the 1939 World's Fair

Watch a time-lapse video of the museum installing these large-scale paintings. More

Native artist Verla Howell

Meet Native Arts Artist-in-Residence Verla Howell

Read our Q&A with Verla Howell and meet her in the Powwow Regalia Studio July 28–31. More

Photograph of artist Alistair Bane

Meet Native Arts Artist-in-Residence Alistair Bane

Read our Q&A with Alistair Bane and meet him in the Powwow Regalia Studio July 7–17 and August 11–14, 2016. More

Still photo from video of Gerald Montour talking about why he dances

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

Mary Young Bear

Meet Native Arts Artist-in-Residence Mary Young Bear

Read our Q&A with Mary Young Bear and meet her in the Powwow Regalia Studio June 9–19. More

Native Arts Artist-in-Residence: Powwow Regalia Studio

Native Arts Artist-in-Residence: Powwow Regalia Studio

Occurs every day the museum is open through September 18, 2016. Next Occurs on Sunday, August 28, 2016.

This summer, the Native Arts Artist-in-Residence program will focus on the artistry and process of creating Powwow Regalia. More

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

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

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

Isabel John (Navajo, 1933–2004), Rug, 1981
Event: Tours

Gallery Tour of Why We Dance: American Indian Art in Motion

with curators Nancy Blomberg and John Lukavic
Wednesday, June 1, 2016 - 6:00pm8:00pm.

Join curators Nancy Blomberg and John Lukavic for a closer look at these fascinating arts. More

D.Y. Begay (Navajo), Intended Vermilion, 2015

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

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.

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

Stitching an Osage Future: Approaches to Decolonizing Material Culture Research

Stitching an Osage Future: Approaches to Decolonizing Material Culture Research

with Jami Powell
Thursday, March 24, 2016 - 6:00pm7:00pm.

Ribbon work emerged from the historic, economic, social, and aesthetic choices Osage people, specifically Osage women, made when incorporating certain European materials into their daily lives. 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

Native Arts Artist-in-Residence Gregg Deal

Artist Gregg Deal Challenges Fantasies & Stereotypes about Native People

Native Arts Artist-in-Residence Gregg Deal writes about his performance piece, "Ethnographic Zoo." More

Gregg Deal, Native Arts Artist-in-Residence

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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SYMPOSIUM—In Dialogue: Fritz Scholder and the Art World

SYMPOSIUM—In Dialogue: Fritz Scholder and the Art World

Thursday, January 7, 2016 - 9:00am5:00pm.

As the exhibition, Super Indian: Fritz Scholder, 1967–1980, comes to a close, join us for a day-long symposium that features noted scholars and artists who will explore influences on Fritz Scholder’s Indian series and the continuing legacy of his work. More

Gregg Deal

Watch Video Interview with Native Arts Artist-in-Residence Gregg Deal

Check out our interview with Gregg about his current project. And visit him during public hours in his studio at the DAM. His residency will culminate with a performance at Untitled Final Friday on January 29. More

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