During his nearly 25-year career, photographer Fazal Sheikh has focused on raising awareness of international human rights issues through his critically acclaimed work. The artist will discuss his documentary-based photography practice.
On view at the DAM through Nov. 12, Common Ground: Photographs by Fazal Sheikh, 1989-2013, features more than 170 portraits and landscapes chronicling individuals living in displaced and marginalized communities around the world, many times as the result of war, exploitation, and poverty. More
Former Native Arts Artists-in-Residence Melanie Yazzie, Gregg Deal, and Walt Pourier are returning to the museum for a one-of-a-kind collaborative project called Action X Community X Togetherness. More
Ana Teresa Fernández explores the politics of intermingling identities and the ways it shapes culture and social rhetoric through painting, performance, and video. More
Update: The Denver Art Museum and Clyfford Still Museum regret to share that due to unexpected circumstances, Mark Bradford has postponed his trip to Denver. The museums are canceling the Logan Lecture with Bradford scheduled for Tuesday, May 30. More
Moose hair embroidery is among the least studied and written about forms of visual art by Indigenous women of the Eastern Woodlands. Created as domestic objects or commercial souvenirs, scholars have only recently begun to consider these categories suitable subjects for academic study. To push beyond the conventions of the Western art historical canon, researchers must use innovative approaches to their study. More
Historical photography of Native people is widespread and many of these images become iconic and appropriated as part of American popular culture. But what is missing from our understanding of these photographs? More
Wendy Red Star and her daughter Beatrice Red Star Fletcher will take you on a kid-friendly tour of the DAM's art galleries. Beatrice will share a child's perspective of some objects in the museum collection. More
Prepare an art center with Styrofoam trays, printing ink or paint, rollers, paper, and a mixture of tools and materials that create imprints, such as:More
Ideas for the Art Center:
- Add pre-cut paper shapes in various sizes.
- Painters tape
- Rollers with ink or paint
Untitled #58 (Getup) at the Denver Art Museum on June 28 included a performance from the vivid imagination of artist Nick Cave, whose work is currently on view in the exhibition Nick Cave: Sojourn. A number of choreographers and local dancers collaborated with Cave to bring his works to life through dance. The performance also included a demonstration by the artist of his process for creating his signature Soundsuits. More
El Anatsui, world-renowned contemporary artist, discusses his artistic process. More