George Walkus, Kwakwaka'wakw, Four-faced Hamat'sa Mask, about 1938. Native arts department acquisition fund. - Norval Morrisseau, Ojibwa/Anishnaabe, Unititled (Snakes), about 1968–70. Native arts department acquisition fund.



From 30 of January 2011 to …   – Denver Art Museum

Experience of one of the world’s premier collections of Native American art. Opening January 30, our newly remodeled galleries of American Indian and Northwest Coast art will focus on artists and their creations, revealing the hand and eye of each individual artist.
“Every artwork in our collection was created by an individual, with his or her own opinions, influences, and inspirations,” says native arts curator Nancy Blomberg. “This exciting new presentation 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.”

Our comprehensive collection of American Indian art includes 18,000 artworks, ranging from prehistoric to contemporary. The new galleries will host about 700 objects, including current visitor favorites and hundreds of additional American Indian works that will be on view for the first time.

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