TAG: native arts

Jamie Okuma, Ribbon dress
Blog: Behind the Scenes

Symposium Explores Appropriation & Appreciation in the Global Art World

February 23, 9:30 am-4:15 pm

On Saturday, February 23, artists, scholars, and curators will meet at the Denver Art Museum for a symposium on Who Owns Culture? Appropriation & Appreciation in the Global Art World. As a global art museum with artworks from many cultures around the world, the DAM is proud to contribute to this complex and ongoing discussion. More

Nancy Blomberg
Blog: Spotlight on Staff

Nancy Blomberg

Remembering a Museum Trailblazer and Thought Leader

It’s with the deepest grief that the Denver Art Museum family shares the passing of Nancy Blomberg, the museum’s Chief Curator and Andrew W. Mellon Curator of Native Arts. More

Moccasin made using porcupine quills from an unknown maker in the Crow Tribe
Lesson Spark

Moccasin Inspired Activity

A pair of moccasins sparked a connection for Artist Melanie Yazzie to consider the role and importance of having empathy for others, or “walking a mile in someone’s moccasins.”

Detail of Navajo weaver figure at loom
Lesson Spark

Weaver inspired Activity

Find inspiration for class artmaking related to the Weaver with Loom figure. Watch Melanie Yazzie discuss her inspiration, too.

Illustration of a Native basket
Blog: Inside the Collection

Illustrations Make Native Arts Catalog Cards Works of Art

The card illustrations spanning the Native arts department collections were begun by museum staff in the 1920s and continued until the 1970s or 1980s. Beginning in the 1930s, a majority of the cards were illustrated by WPA workers. More