TAG: American Indian

Red, White & Bold: Masterworks of Navajo Design, 1840-1870
Exhibition

Red, White & Bold: Masterworks of Navajo Design, 1840-1870

May 19, 2013–September 22, 2013

While Navajo artists have been creating eye catching textiles since the late 1600s, the middle of the 1800s saw an explosion of color & design elaboration. This exhibition will present about 50 of the greatest examples of Navajo design expression.

Red, White and Bold: Masterworks of Navajo Design, 1840-1870 is part of the campus-wide exhibition Spun: Adventures in Textiles. More

Intimate & Demanding Tintype-Making with Will Wilson
Blog: Behind the Scenes

Intimate & Demanding Tintype-Making with Will Wilson

Tintypes are 8x10-inch black-and-white photographs made on thin aluminum (not tin!) sheets. Originally developed in the mid-1800s, tintypes were the medium of choice for many photographers documenting the West. More

Red, White & Bold: Masterworks of Navajo Design, 1840-1870
Exhibition

Red, White & Bold: Masterworks of Navajo Design, 1840-1870

May 19, 2013–September 22, 2013

While Navajo artists have been creating eye catching textiles since the late 1600s, the middle of the 1800s saw an explosion of color & design elaboration. This exhibition will present about 50 of the greatest examples of Navajo design expression.

Red, White and Bold: Masterworks of Navajo Design, 1840-1870 is part of the campus-wide exhibition Spun: Adventures in Textiles. More

Georgia O'Keeffe in New Mexico
Exhibition

Georgia O'Keeffe in New Mexico

Architecture, Katsinam, and the Land
February 10, 2013–April 28, 2013

The exhibition brings to light a relatively unknown aspect of Georgia O’Keeffe’s art and thinking—her deep respect for the diverse and distinctive cultures of northern New Mexico. Georgia O'Keeffe in New Mexico: Architecture, Katsinam, and the Land features 53 O’Keeffe works including 15 rarely seen pictures of different Hopi katsina tihu, along with examples of these types of figures. More

Memories of a First DAM Visit in 1987
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Memories of a First DAM Visit in 1987

I am a native Denverite and have a few scattered memories of the Denver Art Museum from my childhood. One of the earliest was from a visit with my mother when I was in the first grade in 1987. Only one thing has remained with me from that visit: the towering totem poles in the American Indian art's Northwest Coast gallery. Their size and intricacy is impressive to me still, but as a child they were gargantuan. I remember wondering how they were ever installed. More

Yazzie Collaborating with Visitors in New Studio
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Yazzie Collaborating with Visitors in New Studio

This summer, the Denver Art Museum welcomed Melanie Yazzie, the native arts department's first artist-in-residence. The artist-in-residence program brings renowned American artists to the Denver Art Museum and utilizes a new studio space in the American Indian art galleries on level three of the North Building. The revitalized studio and Yazzie’s residency are made possible by a grant from the Americana Foundation.

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How the DAM Uses Rare-Earth Magnets with Art Installations
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How the DAM Uses Rare-Earth Magnets with Art Installations

Many of us have seen small, super-strong magnets in toys like Buckyballs sets and NeoCubes. These are called rare-earth magnets as they are made using elements such as neodymium and samarium that are classified as rare earth metals. These magnets appear in all kinds of everyday items including jewelry, guitars, speakers, cordless tools and even hybrid vehicles.

But how many of us have ever considered hanging art with magnets? More

DAM Joins Google Art Project
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DAM Joins Google Art Project

The Denver Art Museum has teamed up with Google Art Project and 150 other museums around the globe to share some of our favorite works with you. More

Indigenous Arts of North America
Collection

Indigenous Arts of North America

The Indigenous arts of North America collection represents the artistic works of nearly every tribe across the United States and Canada and all artistic traditions created within these cultures from prehistoric times to the present. It offers visitors the opportunity to experience the artistic vision of generations of Indigenous artists from across North America. More