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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 through July 17. 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

27th Annual Denver Art Museum Friendship Powwow & American Indian Cultural Celebration

27th Annual Denver Art Museum Friendship Powwow & American Indian Cultural Celebration

Saturday, September 10, 2016 - 10:00am4:00pm.

One of the Denver Art Museum’s (DAM) longest-running events, the 27th Annual Friendship Powwow and American Indian Cultural Celebration will feature American Indian dancers, drum groups, working artists, hands-on activities, artist booths, and more. The DAM’s Friendship Powwow is a celebration of the vitality of American Indian cultures. The Gourd Dance will begin at 10 a.m. with the powwow grand entry at noon. More

Native Arts Artist-in-Residence Jan Jacobs

Get to Know Native Arts Artist-in-Residence Jan Jacobs

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 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

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's Ethnographic Zoo performance

Gregg Deal's Ethnographic Zoo performance

Saturday, November 28, 2015 - 11:00am3:00pm.

Native Arts Artist-in-Residence Gregg Deal will deliver a new art performance on Saturday, November 28, titled Ethnographic Zoo. This performance piece will run from 11 am to 3 pm outside the museum on Martin Plaza. 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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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

Insane Indian No. 26 by Fritz Scholder

Super Indian & the DAM's Native Art Collection are Generating Buzz

Including articles in The New York Times, Vogue, and the Huffington Post. More

Indian No 1 by Fritz Scholder

Native Artists Discuss Fritz Scholder

Fritz Scholder was a polarizing person and artist, but his impact on American Indian art is not in doubt. Native artists shared their views about Scholder with associate curator John Lukavic. More

Fritz Scholder, American Portrait with One Eye (detail), 1975.

The DAM's New Exhibition Highlights Native Artist Fritz Scholder

The Denver Art Museum has been collecting and exhibiting American Indian artists’ work since 1925, and the exhibition Super Indian: Fritz Scholder, 1967-1980, is part of our ongoing commitment to highlight the work of leading artists in this field.

Scholder’s Contribution More

Super Indian gallery

10 Quotes from Artist Fritz Scholder

For the Fritz Scholder exhibition we compiled many quotes by the artist. Below is a selection of them that provide insight into his inspirations and creative process. We hope you also check out the exhibition on view through January 17, 2016. Included with general admission, free for members. More

Drop-In Writing: The Real Person

Drop-In Writing: The Real Person

Tuesday, October 27, 2015 - 1:00pm3:00pm.

We’ll take our cue from the Super Indian exhibition to explore concepts of character and persona, and how what we sometimes think—and see—isn’t always the whole story. More

Gregg Deal

Native Arts Artist-in-Residence Gregg Deal

Saturday, October 24, 2015Sunday, January 31, 2016.

The Native Arts Artist-in-Residence Gregg Deal will have public hours when he will engage with visitors in his studio on level 3 of the North Building on select dates in November, December, and January. More

Aboriginal body painting, photo courtesy Howard Morphy.

Australian Aboriginal Art: The Spirit of Place

with Howard Morphy
Tuesday, November 17, 2015 - 6:00pm7:30pm.

Australian Aboriginal art has over the past forty years moved from the ceremonial grounds of Arnhem Land and Central Australia to gain global recognition. As it moves it carries with it the spirit of people and place. The lecture will cover the ceremonial context of art in Arnhem Land and show how art expresses the spiritual identity of place. More

Tom Haukaas Native Arts Artist-in-Residence

Native Artist Tom Haukaas at the DAM in September

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

Velocity jar by Virgil Ortiz

Blending Cochiti Tradition & Sci-Fi—Q&A with Artist Virgil Ortiz

Learn about the artist's inspirations (Star Wars, for one) and approaches to artmaking for his exciting exhibition now on view. More

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