TAG: native arts

Nancy Blomberg
Blog: Behind the Scenes

New Grant Endows Native Arts Curator

The Denver Art Museum recently received a major challenge grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation benefiting our renowned Native arts department. More

Curator Frederic H. Douglas, about 1942-1956
Event: Lectures & Programs

Museum Collections Planning - part 2

Tuesday, December 6, 2016 - 6:00pm7:00pm.

Have you ever wondered how collections at a museum are developed and refined? What do curators look for, and how does that differ from developing a private collection? Join us for a two-part series with Native Arts curators who will pull back the curtain on this fascinating process. More

Curator Frederic H. Douglas, about 1942-1956
Event: Lectures & Programs

Museum Collections Planning - part 1

Wednesday, November 9, 2016 - 6:00pm7:00pm.

Have you ever wondered how collections at a museum are developed and refined? What do curators look for and how does that differ from developing a private collection? Join us for a two-part series with Native Arts curators who will pull back the curtain on this fascinating process that has resulted in one of the finest American Indian art collections in any museum.

Part 1: Nov. 9, 6 pm – John Lukavic

Part 2: Dec. 6, 6 pm – Nancy Blomberg More

Still photo from video of Gerald Montour talking about why he dances
Blog: Behind the Scenes

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

27th Annual Denver Art Museum Friendship Powwow & American Indian Cultural Celebration
Event: Special Events

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. More

Native Arts Artist-in-Residence Jan Jacobs
Event: Artists & Studios

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

Gregg Deal's Ethnographic Zoo performance
Event: Special Events

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
Event: Artists & Studios

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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Indian No 1 by Fritz Scholder
Blog: Behind the Scenes

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.
Blog: Behind the Scenes

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
Blog: Behind the Scenes

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

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