Denver Art Museum Brings Artists’ Voices to the Forefront

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DENVER, CO.- Building on the approach the Denver Art Museum (DAM) pioneered in 1925, when it became one of the first American museums to collect Native American objects as art rather than artifacts, the museum completed an artist-focused renovation and total reinstallation of its American Indian art galleries this winter for a grand reveal today. Taking a new lens to the museum’s largest collection—and one of the world’s finest collections of American Indian art—the new presentation shines a spotlight on individual artists, with a focus on their creations and inspirations, and on how they both reflect and shape their evolving cultures. Visitors have an active experience with the art through hands-on activities, digital interpretives, media installations and live artmaking. Challenging long-held stereotypes about what is (and isn’t) American Indian art, DAM’s new galleries encourag