ReVisión

Art in the Americas
Opens June 2020

Ronny Quevedo, Los Desaparecidos (The Arbiter of Time), 2018. Wax, pattern paper and gold leaf on muslin; 50 x 62 in. Denver Art Museum, purchased with generous funds from the Marion G. Hendrie Fund, Ralph L. & Florence R. Burgess Trust, and Alianza de las Artes Americanas in honor of Ruth Tomlingson, 2019.85.

Pedro Antonio Gualdi, The Cathedral of Mexico City. 1850, Mexico. Oil paint on canvas; 31.875 x 42 x 2.625 in. Denver Art Museum, Gift of the Collection of Frederick and Jan Mayer, 2013.335.

Alexander Apóstol, FPI Fuerza Popular Independiente, 2018. Inkjet print. Denver Art Museum: Funds from Ethel Sayre Berger by exchange, 2019.339 © Alexander Apóstol.

Ana Mendieta, Volcán, 1979. Single-channel video. 3 min. 56 sec. Denver Art Museum: Purchased with funds from DAM Contemporaries, the Ralph L. and Florence R. Burgess Trust, and Lucile and Donald Graham by exchange. © The Estate of Ana Mendieta Collection, LLC, still courtesy Galerie Lelong & Co.

Chicomecóatl

Unknown Artist, (Aztec), Chicomecóatl (Maize Goddess), A.D. 1400-1519. Central Mexico. Volcanic Stone; 17.25 x 9.125 x 3 in. Denver Art Museum, museum purchase, 1957.31.

Silver Beakers

Unknown Artist (Chimú), Double-walled Beaker with Mythological Scene, about A.D. 800 -1470. Lambayeque region, Peru. Hammered silver; 6 x 5-1/2 x 4-1/2 in. Denver Art Museum, Gift of Frederick and Jan Mayer, 1969.302.

Tasseled Tunic

Unknown Artist (Chimú), Tasseled Tunic, AD 900 -1400, Peru. Knotted network and tapestry with applied tassels, cotton, and camelid fiber; 21 x 53 x 2-1/2 in. Denver Art Museum Neusteter Textile Collection, Gift In Memory of Richard Levine, 2011.358.

Platter

Unknown Artist (Bolivia), Platter, 1725-1750. Silver; 3 x 13.75 x 21 in. Denver Art Museum, Gift of the Robert Appleman family, 1986.456.

Nova Gramática de Formas

Clarissa Tossin, Encontro das Águas (Meeting of Waters), 2016-18. Woven archival inkjet print on vinyl, terra-cotta objects, fishnet, thread, woven indigenous baskets and backpack made out of amazon.com delivery boxes; 4-1/2 x 50 ft. Installation View: Blanton Museum of Art, UT Austin; Courtesy of the artist, Luisa Strina Gallery and Commonwealth and Council, Los Angeles, PTL-18236.1-70.

Nova Gramática de Formas

Clarissa Tossin, Encontro das Águas (Meeting of Waters), 2016-18. Woven archival inkjet print on vinyl, terra-cotta objects, fishnet, thread, woven indigenous baskets and backpack made out of amazon.com delivery boxes; 4-1/2 x 50 ft. Installation View: Blanton Museum of Art, UT Austin; Courtesy of the artist, Luisa Strina Gallery and Commonwealth and Council, Los Angeles, PTL-18236.1-70.

Jorge Pineda, Afro: Charlie, Dominican Republic, 2009. Installation, figure of a life-size teenager carved in polychrome cedar wood, skateboard and graphite on the wall; 63 x 17-3/10 x 9-1/2 in. Collection of Patricia Phelps de Cisneros. © Jorge Pineda. Photo © Mariano Hernández.

Darío Escobar, Untitled. Guatemala, 2000/2007. Silver and tin embossed on wood and plastic; 5 x 8 x 31 in. Collection Pérez Art Museum Miami, museum purchase with funds provided by PAMM's Collectors Council. © Darío Escobar. © sidphoto

Opens June 2020
Martin Building - Level 1
Included in general admission
Purchase general admission tickets online.

ReVisión: Art in the Americas is the first exhibition to open in the Martin Building. A strong selection of nearly 180 objects from the museum’s ancient American and Latin American art collections, hailed as one of the best in the country, will tell a visually compelling narrative about the formation of the Americas from 100 B.C. to today.

The narrative will explore land, people, and place by linking ancient and contemporary artworks. These artworks address political and social issues at the heart of the America's cultural heritage and expand that narrative through voices that include women artists and ethnic minorities.

ReVisión is organized by DAM curators Victoria I. Lyall, Frederick and Jan Mayer Curator of Art of the Ancient Americas, and Jorge Rivas Pérez, Frederick and Jan Mayer Curator of Latin American Art. The majority of the works on view will be from the DAM’s permanent collection, with additional loans from institutions such as the Blanton Museum of Art, and the Pérez Museum.

ReVisión: Art in the Americas is organized by the Denver Art Museum. It is presented with generous support from the National Endowment for the Arts, Carl & Marilynn Thoma Art Foundation, donors to the Annual Fund Leadership Campaign, and citizens who support the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD). Promotional support is provided by 5280 Magazine, CBS4, Comcast Spotlight, and The Denver Post.