The First Art Newspaper on the Net   Established in 1996 United States Friday, November 27, 2015

Denver Art Museum to Unveil Artist-Centric American Indian Galleries
This hand painted jar by artist Maria Martinez is part of a visitors’ favorite exhibition of the artist’s work on view through June 13 at the DAM. Maria Martinez and Julian Martinez, San Ildefonso, Jar, c.1918-20. Clay and paint. Denver Art Museum, Native Arts acquisition funds.
DENVER, CO.- Building on the approach the Denver Art Museum (DAM) pioneered in 1925, when it became the first American museum to collect Native American objects as art rather than artifacts, this summer the museum will begin the renovation and complete reinstallation of its American Indian and Northwest Coast art galleries to place an expanded focus on individual artists, their creations, and inspirations. Today the DAM holds one of the nation’s most comprehensive collections of American Indian art, including 18,000 artworks ranging from prehistoric to contemporary, displayed in a 23,000 square foot gallery on the third level of the North Building.

The American Indian presentation initially installed in 1988 will be open to the public through June 13, and will reopen with new interactive, artist-centric displays in early 2011. The transformed galleries will host approximately 600 artworks including current visitor favorites and hundreds of additional American Indian pieces to fall in love with.

“Every artwork in our collection was created by an individual artist, with his or her own opinions, influences and inspirations,” said Nancy Blomberg, curator of the DAM’s Native Arts collections and the leader of this project. “This exciting plan will highlight the artist’s hand, and give visitors the opportunity to watch artists at work and evaluate their own perceptions of American Indian art.”

DAM’s American Indian art gallery renovation project will take place in three distinct phases. Immediately following gallery closure on June 13, the museum will de-install art and begin construction and renovation, including the installation of new windows. The second phase will include the redesign of gallery spaces – DAM members will have a special opportunity to see the project progress and watch art conservators prepare new pieces for the upcoming presentation. The final phase will be a public reopening celebration in the first quarter of 2011.

Members and visitors are encouraged to come and visit their favorite American Indian artworks through mid-June, including the Lakota Sioux tipi, made of hand painted canvas, as well as the hand woven rugs and DAM’s Maria Martinez pottery collection.

“Our American Indian art collection is one of the best in the world, and we’re incredibly excited to be giving our visitors an updated space and exciting new look at these artworks and artists,” said Christoph Heinrich, Frederick and Jan Mayer Director of the DAM. “Don’t miss the chance to see these beautiful pieces before you have to pick new favorites.”

Denver Art Museum | Nancy Blomberg | Native American Objects |

Today's News

May 2, 2010

Two Person Exhibition by Michael Joo and Damien Hirst at Haunch of Venison in Berlin

Expanded Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Opens Its Doors

Israeli Artist Avigdor Arikha Dies at 81 on Thursday in Paris

Metronom to Show Works by Bruno Cattani, Michele Buda and Enrico Moretti

Socrates Sculpture Park Presents Eleven New Works

Photos of Women's Pub Outings Offer a Snapshot of Churchillian Post-War Spirit

Denver Art Museum to Unveil Artist-Centric American Indian Galleries

Key Figure in Minimalist Painting, Jo Baer, Exhibits at Barbara Thumm Gallery

Susan Wides Explores NYC and Its Environs in Exhibition at Kim Foster Gallery

Marc Jancou Contemporary Showing Videos and Sculptures by Meredith James

Sale of Southeast Asian Modern & Contemporary Art Announced at Christie's

Kendell Geers' "Handgrenades From My Heart" at Galerie Rodolphe Janssen

Site-Specific Installation by Jiri Kovanda at the Secession

Michael Snow Pushes Every Possible Button of Artistic Expression at Klosterfelde

Midlands Arts Centre Opens Following 15 Million Pound Transformation

Haitian Study from Now Destroyed Port-au-Prince Cathedral Mural Added to Bonhams Sale

TheGreatNude Invitational to Highlight Artworks Featuring the Nude Form

Austria at the EXPO 2010 Shanghai Features Mozart's Music

Giant Maya Figureheads to be Restored

OJ Simpson Acquittal Suit Arrives at Newseum in DC

Most Popular Last Seven Days

1.- First solo exhibition by the American artist Mickalene Thomas in Belgium opens at Galerie Nathalie Obadia

2.- Israel accidentally finds ancient mosaic that served as pavement for a courtyard in a villa

3.- The address of Johannes Vermeer's the Little Street discovered by Rijksmuseum curator

4.- The nine lives of Russia's Hermitage cats that root out unwanted guests: Rodents

5.- Robbers make off with masterpieces by Rubens and Tintoretto from museum in Verona

6.- 17th century letters at Museum of Communication reveal refugees 'sense of loss'

7.- New museum dedicated to the artist Mu Xin opens in Zhejiang Province, China

8.- Who are the most prolific art collectors in the US today?

9.- Rubens House brings newly discovered study for a portrait by Van Dyck to Antwerp

10.- "The Nude in the XX and XXI century" curated by Jane Neal opens at Sotheby's S/2 London

Related Stories

The Denver Art Museum is first venue for "Robert Adams: The Place We Live" exhibition

Denver Art Museum Exhibition Highlights Contemporary Western Landscapes

Denver Art Museum Acquires Six Site-Specific Installations

Highly Anticipated King Tutankhamun Exhibition Makes its Denver Debut

Discover America's Roots In First-Ever Charles Deas Retrospective

New Photography Gallery Unveiled at Denver Art Museum

Cathey McClain Finlon Named President of Denver Art Museum

"Embrace!" 17 Artists Take Over Libeskind's Architecture

Denver Art Museum Appoints Christoph Heinrich as New Director

Denver Art Museum Joins Forces to Tell the Story of One of Colorado's Favorite Artists

Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .


Ignacio Villarreal
Editor & Publisher:Jose Villarreal - Consultant: Ignacio Villarreal Jr.
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez
Social Network Manager and Translator: Norma Cristina Pérez Ayala Cano

Royalville Communications, Inc
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
to a Mexican poet.

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site
Tell a Friend
Dear User, please complete the form below in order to recommend the Artdaily newsletter to someone you know.
Please complete all fields marked *.
Sending Mail
Sending Successful