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

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

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

Tom Haukaas Native Arts Artist-in-Residence
Blog: Meet the Artist

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

Melanie Yazzie, My Quilt

Strong Statements

On View through June 30, 2017

Strong Statements features six thought-provoking works, each by a contemporary native artist. The works challenge stereotypes and explores issues that affect American Indians including corruption and violence in the casino industry, racism, addiction, and questions of identity. More