The Denver Art Museum recently received a major challenge grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation benefiting our renowned Native arts department. More
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
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
There's plenty of things for kids and families to see and do at the 27th Annual Friendship Powwow. More
Watch a time-lapse video of the museum installing these large-scale paintings. More
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
With video, artworks, and dance regalia, the local Native community shares their take on dance and dance-related art. More
Read our Q&A with Mary Young Bear and meet her in the Powwow Regalia Studio June 9–19. More
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
Watch a brief video interview with the artist and learn about opportunities to interact with her at the museum. More
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 writes about his performance piece, "Ethnographic Zoo." More
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
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!
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
Including articles in The New York Times, Vogue, and the Huffington Post. More
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
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
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