Raised on the Apsáalooke (Crow) reservation in Montana, artist Wendy Red Star’s work is informed both by her cultural heritage and her engagement with many forms of creative expression. Red Star will be working with her 9-year-old daughter Beatrice Red Star Fletcher on Beatrice’s photo series, Everyday Indian, which will be on view in the studio through April 2.
Native Arts Artist-in-Residence Wendy Red Star will interview her 9-year-old daughter, Beatrice Red Star Fletcher, about Beatrice’s new photo series Everyday Indian. More
Carlos Frésquez, exploring identity and place through his work, remembers his first experiences with art. His kindergarten teacher made art magical and let him discover color mixing.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
“In my home studio space, I collect a lot of sort of knick-knacks from different places, and I’m really inspired by antiques, different really special objects and the collecting of those objects and special things.
Read our Q&A with Verla Howell and meet her in the Powwow Regalia Studio July 28–31. More
Read our Q&A with Alistair Bane and meet him in the Powwow Regalia Studio July 7–17 and August 11–14, 2016. More
Read our Q&A with Mary Young Bear and meet her in the Powwow Regalia Studio June 9–19. More
Watch a brief video interview with the artist and learn about opportunities to interact with her at the museum. More
Native Arts Artist-in-Residence Gregg Deal writes about his performance piece, "Ethnographic Zoo." More
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
When Tom Haukaas was young, he spent hours watching the traditional dancers of his Rosebud Sioux Tribe with awe. He was impressed not only by their dancing, but also with the beauty of their elaborate costumes. More
New York-based artist Francisco Alvarado-Juárez, in collaboration with local community groups, has transformed the Precourt Discovery Hall into a whimsical environment with paintings, video projections, and ambient sounds from nature. Visitors can create images to contribute to the piece. More
As a museum educator, I find most of my days at work to be wonderful, but, every once in a while, my job provides me with some truly extraordinary experiences. Like when eight Colorado Scholastics winners were chosen by the Denver Art Museum for an “artist encounter” with our current Native Arts Artist in Residence, Rose B. Simpson. The artist encounter on March 24 was a rare opportunity for these young sculptors to speak with Rose, tour her works on view, and spend a little time in her studio creating. More
Linda Aguilar is not a typical basket maker. Her horsehair baskets combine traditional Chumash Indian basketry techniques with non-traditional materials. Think bingo chips, beads and sequins, and even bits and pieces of credit cards. Actually, nothing about Linda is typical. Not the way she learned to weave, her teaching style, or her apple pie—all of which are extraordinary. More
Tomorrow is the first blank page of a 365-page book. Write a good one." —Brad Paisley
Country music words to live by. To help you “write a good one” I surveyed some of the Denver Art Museum staff to find out what they are most excited about in the coming year. Even though 2013 is a mere day behind us, the DAM team is already running full-speed ahead and working on amazing exhibitions and projects. Mark your calendar for these not-to-be-missed moments. More
Note: You can donate a blanket for Marie Watt's installation on Friday, July 26 and Saturday, July 27. Read below to learn about some of the fascinating blankets and stories we've received so far. More
Diné (Navajo) photographer Will Wilson—the DAM’s latest artist-in-residence—has installed his work in the photography gallery as part of a one-week-only, pop-up exhibit. More
Tintypes are 8x10-inch black-and-white photographs made on thin aluminum (not tin!) sheets. Originally developed in the mid-1800s, tintypes were the medium of choice for many photographers documenting the West. More
This summer, the Denver Art Museum welcomed Melanie Yazzie, the native arts department's first artist-in-residence. The artist-in-residence program brings renowned American artists to the Denver Art Museum and utilizes a new studio space in the American Indian art galleries on level three of the North Building. The revitalized studio and Yazzie’s residency are made possible by a grant from the Americana Foundation.