While we generally shine the spotlight on one of our stunning works of art, in this blog post I want to illuminate the oft overlooked frame. Recently, museum supporter Kent Logan loaned a new artwork by Canadian Cree artist Kent Monkman for the exhibition Sovereign: Independent Voices. The painting, titled History is Painted by the Victors, is steeped in historical art references and recreates a painting by nineteenth-century artist Albert Bierstadt. More
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to work with an internationally acclaimed artist? Are you an actor, model, make-up artist, or otherwise highly motivated performer? Artist Kent Monkman is looking for skilled individuals to participate in his upcoming performance Casualties of Modernity premiering at the Denver Art Museum October 18, 2013. See the position descriptions below.
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Sovereign: Independent Voices highlights the work of three leading American Indian contemporary artists, Kent Monkman, Rose Simpson, and Virgil Ortiz, who have received international acclaim. These artists challenge people to think more broadly about the place of native artists in the contemporary art world through a fusion of historic techniques with contemporary styles and ideas. The included works reflect meditations on the self and native histories in a variety of media, including painting, sculptural ceramics, and multimedia works. More
Kent Monkman is a Canadian artist of Cree Indian ancestry who works in diverse media, including painting, film/video, performance, and installation. Monkman challenges the colonial portrayal of Native people by Western painters. Issues of authenticity lead him to make a place for two-spirit identity within Native art. His work addresses cultural oppression, representation, gender, and sexuality. Monkman has exhibited his work and performed in major institutions throughout Canada, as well as in Europe and the United States. More
Come spend an evening with Miss Chief Eagle Testickle—celebrity artist, aristocratic socialite and patron of the arts. Miss Chief is the alter-ego of the internationally acclaimed artist, Kent Monkman (Cree), who will present his world premiere of a new performance art piece commissioned by the Denver Art Museum. In his work, he aims to rewrite the history books on issues such as cultural oppression, representation, gender, and sexuality. More