Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Reopening at the DAM

Posted By on Tue, Nov 30, 2010 at 6:00 PM

We can thank King Tut for hogging most of the region's A/E attention these days, and that's fine, but there's a lot more to see at the Denver Art Museum.

And what's coming actually hails from its permanent collection. After an extensive remodel, the DAM will officially reopen its American Indian art galleries at the end of January. According to press materials, the renovated space will focus on Native American artists, studying the pieces on display as artworks, not artifacts (which the museum says was its mission all the way back in 1925.)

And the collection is impressive, spanning Plains beadwork, Navajo textiles, Pueblo ceramics, Northwest coast sculpture and even contemporary painting.

Here's a peek at what you'll see next year:

Four-faced Hamatsa Mask by George Walkus, 1948

Untitled work by Norval Morrisseau, 2010

Condor feather cape, 1950

Artist unknown, Navajo eyedazzler style rug, 1995

Owl Spirit by Kenojuak Ashevak, 1984

Apache Crown Dance by Allan Houser, 1953

For more information, visit denverartmuseum.org.

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