ReVisión

Art in the Americas
Opens June 6, 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. Colección 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

About

June 6, 2020 – February 28, 2021
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.

Exposición

ReVisión: Art in the Americas (ReVisión: arte en las Américas) es la primera exposición que se inaugurará en el Edificio Martin. A través de una importante selección de casi 180 objetos procedentes de las colecciones de arte antiguo de civilizaciones americanas y latinoamericanas del museo, consideradas entre las mejores del país, la exposición relata la historia de la formación del continente americano a través de una narrativa visualmente cautivadora que abarca desde el año 100 a. C. hasta el día de hoy.

La narrativa explorará el territorio, los pueblos y los lugares gracias a la relación entre obras de arte antiguas y obras contemporáneas. Se trata de obras de arte que abordan cuestiones políticas y sociales que conforman el núcleo del patrimonio cultural de las Américas, y que amplían la narrativa gracias a voces que incluyen a mujeres artistas y minorías étnicas.

ReVisión está organizada por los curadores del DAM Victoria I. Lyall, curadora Frederick y Jan Mayer de arte americano antiguo, y Jorge Rivas Pérez, curador Frederick y Jan Mayer de arte latinoamericano. La mayoría de las obras expuestas procederán de la colección permanente del DAM y se les sumarán obras en préstamo de instituciones como el Blanton Museum of Art y el 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.