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The Denver Art Museum's Hamilton Building is an architectural work of art. Designed by Daniel Libeskind, it will change the way you experience art and architecture. Explore the Museum's galleries showcasing a world-famous American Indian art collection, as well as art from around the world. Family programs, traveling special exhibitions, Museum Shop, on-site restaurants and spectacular event spaces.

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  • Breakfast Hours: N/A
  • Serves Lunch:
  • Lunch Hours: 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
  • Serves Dinner:
  • Dinner Hours: Friday Only, 4:00 - 8:00 p.m.
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  • Seating Capacity: 140
  • Private Room Capacity: 60
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American
  • Phone: 303-534-1455
  • Email: nick@ktrg.net
General
  • Hours: Mon: Closed Tue–Thu: 10am–5pm Fri: 10am–8pm Sat–Sun: 10am–5pm
  • Miles to airport: 30
  • Blocks to CCC: 5
  • Indoor Fire Code: 5000
  • Total Capacity (if applicable): 7000
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  • Group Activities Description: Group ticket rates are available for parties of 10+. Special request tours of Museum collections and special exhibitions (minimum of 10 people) or tours in Spanish are available; call at least two weeks in advance: 720-913-0088 or email groupsales@denverartmuseum.org. Adaptive and interpretive services are available with one week’s notice; email access@denverartmuseum.org or call 720-913-0088. Tours are conducted year-round and can be scheduled for any day the Museum is open.

Meeting Facilities

Facility Info
Meeting Rooms
  • Theatre Capacity 200
  • Catering In-house
  • Type of Venue Auditorium (fixed seating), Gallery/Museum, Special Events Venue
  • Type of Event Reception, Banquet, Meeting Theatre , Meeting Classroom
  • Banquet Capacity 250
  • Number of Rooms 5
Schlessman Hall
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 3300
  • Theater Capacity: 275
  • Classroom Capacity: 200
  • Banquet Capacity: 150
  • Reception Capacity: 200
Duncan Pavilion
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 3500
  • Banquet Capacity: 100
  • Reception Capacity: 150
Ponti Hall
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 5500
  • Theater Capacity: 400
  • Classroom Capacity: 400
  • Banquet Capacity: 375
  • Reception Capacity: 500
Sharp Auditorium
  • Theater Capacity: 275
  • Classroom Capacity: 260
El Pomar Grand Atrium
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 2000
  • Banquet Capacity: 175
  • Reception Capacity: 350
Lecture room
  • Theater Capacity: 68
  • Classroom Capacity: 68
Reiman Bridge
  • Banquet Capacity: 40
  • Reception Capacity: 75
Outdoor sculpture garden
  • Theater Capacity: 275
  • Banquet Capacity: 200
  • Reception Capacity: 300
Full Buy Out
  • Reception Capacity: 5000

Events

WORD DANCE
Mar 22, 2017 - Aug 6, 2017

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The artists in Word Dance have all developed a distinctly individual language for drawing that invites viewers into their private world. The works-on-paper from JoAnn Gonzalez Hickey’s collection that have been chosen for this exhibition...

WORD DANCE <p>The artists in Word Dance have all developed a distinctly individual language for drawing that invites viewers into their private world. The works-on-paper from JoAnn Gonzalez Hickey’s collection that have been chosen for this exhibition are all concerned with words, letters or a connection with language. There is a rhythm and movement in these works. Permeating these pieces is lightness and energy with the suggestion of dance moves—hence the exhibition title, Word Dance.</p> America/North_Dakota/Center

ABSTRACT EXPRESSIONISM
Apr 26, 2016 - Aug 6, 2017

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Soon after World War II, the center of the avant-garde shifted from Europe to the United States when the first American-grown modern art movement-abstract expressionism-was born. This first fully American movement emphasized individual...

ABSTRACT EXPRESSIONISM <p>Soon after World War II, the center of the avant-garde shifted from Europe to the United States when the first American-grown modern art movement-abstract expressionism-was born.</p> <p>This first fully American movement emphasized individual expression and the freedom to experiment with materials and processes. In this presentation of abstract works, you'll see how artists, including Robert Motherwell, Betty Parsons, and Joan Mitchell used loose brushwork and emphasized surface rather than depth on the canvas. A selection of works on paper also comprise this exhibition and show how artists, including Deborah Remington and Lee Krasner, capture the quiet intimacy of direct, informal drawing.</p> America/North_Dakota/Center

Artistry and Craftsmanship
Mar 4, 2016 - Oct 31, 2017

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Artistry and Craftsmanship: Ruskin Pottery, Enamels, and Buttons showcases the Ruskin Pottery style of hand-thrown and hand-turned ceramic bodies with innovative glazes. Works on view illustrate Howson Taylor's continual experimentation...

Artistry and Craftsmanship <p>Artistry and Craftsmanship: Ruskin Pottery, Enamels, and Buttons showcases the Ruskin Pottery style of hand-thrown and hand-turned ceramic bodies with innovative glazes. Works on view illustrate Howson Taylor's continual experimentation with new and sometimes difficult glaze techniques, resulting in four primary glazes-soufflé, luster, crystalline/matte, and high-fired flambé.</p> America/North_Dakota/Center

Audacious
Feb 21, 2016 - Aug 6, 2017

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This installation will feature the Denver Art Museum's collection of contemporary art and signature loans from local collectors. Audacious highlights, among others, works by Franz Ackermann, Brian Alfred, Christo, Tracey Emin, John Fudge,...

Audacious <p>This installation will feature the Denver Art Museum's collection of contemporary art and signature loans from local collectors. Audacious highlights, among others, works by Franz Ackermann, Brian Alfred, Christo, Tracey Emin, John Fudge, Philip Guston, Damien Hirst, Martin Maloney, Ana Mendieta, and Shirin Neshat.</p> America/North_Dakota/Center

CANALETTO MASTERWORK RESTORED
Apr 26, 2016 - Oct 1, 2017

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Following nearly one year of conservation treatment, an Italian masterwork discovered in the Denver Art Museum storage is on view. Since spring 2012, we have been writing updates about behind-the-scenes discoveries and decisions related to...

CANALETTO MASTERWORK RESTORED <p>Following nearly one year of conservation treatment, an Italian masterwork discovered in the Denver Art Museum storage is on view. Since spring 2012, we have been writing updates about behind-the-scenes discoveries and decisions related to the restoration.</p> <p>In November 2011, the DAM was awarded a grant from The European Fine Art Fair (TEFAF) Foundation to restore a painting in its collection that had recently been attributed to 18th century Venetian painter Giovanni Antonio Canal, called il Canaletto.</p> America/North_Dakota/Center

DEPTH & DETAIL
Apr 26, 2016 - Jul 2, 2017

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Depth and Detail: Carved Bamboo from China, Japan, and Korea showcases a variety of carved, cut, incised, and etched bamboo objects. The exhibition demonstrates how artists used bamboo, carving deeply through it to achieve different colors...

DEPTH & DETAIL <p>Depth and Detail: Carved Bamboo from China, Japan, and Korea showcases a variety of carved, cut, incised, and etched bamboo objects. The exhibition demonstrates how artists used bamboo, carving deeply through it to achieve different colors and textures. The intricate decoration of the items on view includes religious imagery as well as people, animals, birds, insects, plants, and landscapes that tell stories or have symbolic meaning.</p> <p>See how artists used this strong and versatile material, inspired by poetry and literature, to construct containers, fans, hangings, writing implements, and other items.</p> America/North_Dakota/Center

FROM THE FIRE
Sep 25, 2016 - Oct 1, 2017

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This exhibition features 65 examples of contemporary Japanese ceramic arts, created by 35 Japanese artists, from the celebrated collection of Robert and Lisa Kessler. The works include pieces made by master ceramists who were designated as...

FROM THE FIRE <p>This exhibition features 65 examples of contemporary Japanese ceramic arts, created by 35 Japanese artists, from the celebrated collection of Robert and Lisa Kessler. The works include pieces made by master ceramists who were designated as Living National Treasures in Japan, as well as by emerging artists. The diversity of these objects reflects the juxtaposition of the continuation of tradition with new creativity in contemporary Japanese ceramic arts.</p> <p>An illustrated catalog will be available in The Shops and online.</p> America/North_Dakota/Center

Grand Gestures
Dec 30, 2015 - Aug 26, 2017

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Pre-Columbian art is full of human and supernatural figures in dramatic poses. Some clearly portray dance, while others appear to represent singing, oratory, drama, and ritual. This installation of 29 objects presents a cross-cultural...

Grand Gestures <p>Pre-Columbian art is full of human and supernatural figures in dramatic poses.</p> <p>Some clearly portray dance, while others appear to represent singing, oratory, drama, and ritual. This installation of 29 objects presents a cross-cultural selection of works from the Denver Art Museum's extensive collection.</p> America/North_Dakota/Center

Mi Tierra: Contemporary Artists Explore Place
Feb 19, 2017 - Oct 22, 2017

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Mi Tierra: Contemporary Artists Explore Place will feature site-specific installations by 13 Latino artists that express experiences of contemporary life in the American West. Energizing and vibrant artwork will be presented by Carmen...

Mi Tierra: Contemporary Artists Explore Place <p>Mi Tierra: Contemporary Artists Explore Place will feature site-specific installations by 13 Latino artists that express experiences of contemporary life in the American West. Energizing and vibrant artwork will be presented by Carmen Argote (Los Angeles), Jaime Carrejo (Denver), Gabriel Dawe (Dallas), Claudio Dicochea (San Antonio), Daniela Edburg (San Miguel de Allende), Justin Favela (Las Vegas), Ana Teresa Fernández (San Francisco), Ramiro Gomez (West Hollywood), John Jota Leaños (San Francisco), Dmitri Obergfell (Denver), Ruben Ochoa (Los Angeles), Daisy Quezada (Santa Fe), and Xochi Solis (Austin).</p> America/North_Dakota/Center

Shade: Clyfford Still / Mark Bradford
Apr 9, 2017 - Jul 16, 2017

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Contemporary works and abstract expressionist masterpieces converge in Shade: Clyfford Still / Mark Bradford, a collaborative presentation by the Denver Art Museum and Clyfford Still Museum (CSM). Paintings by renowned contemporary American...

Shade: Clyfford Still / Mark Bradford <p>Contemporary works and abstract expressionist masterpieces converge in Shade: Clyfford Still / Mark Bradford, a collaborative presentation by the Denver Art Museum and Clyfford Still Museum (CSM). Paintings by renowned contemporary American artist Mark Bradford-who was recently named the U.S. representative at the 2017 Venice Biennale-will be on view at the DAM, alongside related canvases by Clyfford Still. An exhibition of Still's work curated by Bradford will be on view at CSM. Shade underscores the legacy of abstract expressionism and Bradford's exploration of abstraction's power to address social and political concerns.</p> America/North_Dakota/Center

Strong Statements
Jun 10, 2015 - Jun 30, 2017

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Strong Statements features six thought-provoking works, each by a contemporary native artist. The work of Melanie Yazzie, David P. Bradley, Harry Fonseca, James Luna, Jesse Cooday, and Judith Lowry challenges stereotypes and explores issues...

Strong Statements Strong Statements features six thought-provoking works, each by a contemporary native artist. <p> The work of Melanie Yazzie, David P. Bradley, Harry Fonseca, James Luna, Jesse Cooday, and Judith Lowry challenges stereotypes and explores issues that affect American Indians including corruption and violence in the casino industry, racism, addiction, and questions of identity. </p> America/North_Dakota/Center

TABLEAU
May 8, 2016 - Aug 20, 2017

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Tableau is a new installation by Hadley Hooper, a painter, illustrator, and Denver native. Hooper was inspired by old theater stage sets and created larger-than-life immersive illustrations with opportunities for visitors to become a part...

TABLEAU <p>Tableau is a new installation by Hadley Hooper, a painter, illustrator, and Denver native. Hooper was inspired by old theater stage sets and created larger-than-life immersive illustrations with opportunities for visitors to become a part of the set and take pictures of themselves (share on social media with #TableauDAM). The imagery and stories at first glance are familiar but make you take a second look.</p> America/North_Dakota/Center

The Western: An Epic in Art and Film
May 27, 2017 - Sep 10, 2017

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The Western: An Epic in Art and Film is the first major exhibition to examine the Western genre and its evolution from the mid-1800s to the present through fine art, film, and popular culture. Featuring 160 works, the exhibition explores...

The Western: An Epic in Art and Film <p><em>The Western: An Epic in Art and Film</em><span> is the first major exhibition to examine the Western genre and its evolution from the mid-1800s to the present through fine art, film, and popular culture. Featuring 160 works, the exhibition explores gender roles, race relations, and gun violence—offering a visual journey that is more than cowboys and American Indians, pursuits and duels, or bandits and barroom brawls.</span></p> America/North_Dakota/Center
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Punctuating the DAM's upcoming North Building revitalization project, Then, Now, Next: Evolution of an Architectural Icon is an exhibition on the renowned modernist building, its history, and its future. The exhibition will feature...

THEN, NOW, NEXT EVOLUTION OF AN ARCHITECTURAL ICON <p>Punctuating the DAM's upcoming North Building revitalization project, Then, Now, Next: Evolution of an Architectural Icon is an exhibition on the renowned modernist building, its history, and its future. The exhibition will feature historical photos, original architectural sketches, building models, and project renderings to tell the story of the North Building’s evolution.</p> <p>Tracing the building's history, Then, Now, Next showcases architect Gio Ponti’s original vision for the building, and explores how the North Building has served an expanding and diversifying community since opening its doors in 1971. It features the museum’s future plans and outlines the guiding principles for the revitalization project: Responsibly managing and caring for buildings and collections, offering a superior visitor experience, unifying the campus, and inviting the whole community to enjoy the museum and its programs.</p> America/North_Dakota/Center

UNSEATED
May 1, 2016 - Nov 12, 2017

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Innovative and unexpected-these works reveal the vast range of materials and processes utilized by contemporary designers as they challenge our notions of what design can be through the enduring form of the chair. The methods employed by...

UNSEATED <p>Innovative and unexpected-these works reveal the vast range of materials and processes utilized by contemporary designers as they challenge our notions of what design can be through the enduring form of the chair.</p> <p>The methods employed by these designers demonstrate a juxtaposition of handcraftsmanship and digital production, from unconventional and spontaneous processes (melting, wrapping, and molding), to sculpting with math and technology. Some utilize longstanding production methods, while others push the limits of existing technologies or build their own specialized tools.</p> America/North_Dakota/Center

La Musidora
Jun 30, 2017 - Oct 29, 2017

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La Musidora is a combination of the Spanish words "la música" (music) and "la mecedora" (rocking chair). Take part in this interactive outdoor art installation that will be located on Martin Plaza near the museum's Hamilton Building...

La Musidora <p>La Musidora is a combination of the Spanish words "la música" (music) and "la mecedora" (rocking chair). Take part in this interactive outdoor art installation that will be located on Martin Plaza near the museum's Hamilton Building entrance. Make musical sounds by gently rocking colorfully woven chairs in tandem. This 90-foot artwork will seat a total of 20 visitors at a time.</p> <p>This summer experience is designed by Héctor Esrawe and Ignacio Cadena of the interdisciplinary design firm Esrawe + Cadena in Mexico City.</p> America/North_Dakota/Center

Untitled: Action!
Jun 30, 2017

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Zoom in for a screening of Western stories, main attractions and epically moving pictures. Produced with local creatives, Untitled Final Fridays is the museum's monthly late night program featuring workshops, performances, and tours with a...

Untitled: Action! <p><span>Zoom in for a screening of Western stories, main attractions and epically moving pictures.</span></p> <p>Produced with local creatives, Untitled Final Fridays is the museum's monthly late night program featuring workshops, performances, and tours with a twist. Experience the museum in an entirely different way-every time.</p> <p>Untitled is included in regular museum admission. Members receive free admission to every Untitled event and all the special programming that happens inside. College students with valid ID receive 2-for-1 admission.</p> America/North_Dakota/Center

Denver Art Museum Free Day
Jan 7, 2017 - Dec 2, 2017

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General admission is free on the first Saturday of the month thanks to Your 6 Hometown Toyota Stores and the citizens who support the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD). Note: This does not include admission to special...

Denver Art Museum Free Day <p><span>General admission is free on the first Saturday of the month thanks to Your 6 Hometown Toyota Stores and the citizens who support the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD).</span></p> <p>Note: This does not include admission to special ticketed exhibitions.</p> America/North_Dakota/Center

Untitled: Summer Camp
Jul 28, 2017

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Catch the sun and capture the flag to toast the season and cheer reasons to play. Produced with local creatives, Untitled Final Fridays is the museum's monthly late night program featuring workshops, performances, and tours with a twist....

Untitled: Summer Camp <p><span>Catch the sun and capture the flag to toast the season and cheer reasons to play.</span></p> <p>Produced with local creatives, Untitled Final Fridays is the museum's monthly late night program featuring workshops, performances, and tours with a twist. Experience the museum in an entirely different way-every time.</p> <p>Untitled is included in regular museum admission. Members receive free admission to every Untitled event and all the special programming that happens inside. College students with valid ID receive 2-for-1 admission.</p> America/North_Dakota/Center

Untitled: Truth & Dare
Aug 25, 2017

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Face the facts and take a risk as we get up close and personal with bravery in black and white. Produced with local creatives, Untitled Final Fridays is the museum's monthly late night program featuring workshops, performances, and tours...

Untitled: Truth & Dare <p><span>Face the facts and take a risk as we get up close and personal with bravery in black and white.</span></p> <p>Produced with local creatives, Untitled Final Fridays is the museum's monthly late night program featuring workshops, performances, and tours with a twist. Experience the museum in an entirely different way-every time.</p> <p>Untitled is included in regular museum admission. Members receive free admission to every Untitled event and all the special programming that happens inside. College students with valid ID receive 2-for-1 admission.</p> America/North_Dakota/Center

Untitled: Stories
Sep 29, 2017

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Tell your tales in a night dedicated to powerful voices and new constructions. Produced with local creatives, Untitled Final Fridays is the museum's monthly late night program featuring workshops, performances, and tours with a twist....

Untitled: Stories <p><span>Tell your tales in a night dedicated to powerful voices and new constructions.</span></p> <p>Produced with local creatives, Untitled Final Fridays is the museum's monthly late night program featuring workshops, performances, and tours with a twist. Experience the museum in an entirely different way-every time.</p> <p>Untitled is included in regular museum admission. Members receive free admission to every Untitled event and all the special programming that happens inside. College students with valid ID receive 2-for-1 admission.</p> America/North_Dakota/Center

Ganesha
Oct 1, 2017 - Oct 28, 2017

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Ganesha: The Playful Protector is developed in collaboration with the National Museum of Cambodia in Phnom Penh, which is loaning a statue of Ganesha created in the 600 to 700s that is the centerpiece of the exhibition. The 29-inch tall...

Ganesha <p>Ganesha: The Playful Protector is developed in collaboration with the National Museum of Cambodia in Phnom Penh, which is loaning a statue of Ganesha created in the 600 to 700s that is the centerpiece of the exhibition.</p> <p>The 29-inch tall cross-legged figure, featuring human arms and an elephant head, is known as one of the earliest Ganesha icons in mainland Southeast Asia. This significant pre-Angkor artwork will be on view along with sculptures, paintings, and textiles from the DAM’s own collection of ancient to modern representations of the Hindu deity.</p> <p>Ganesha, who has been widely worshiped since the 400s, originated in India as a Hindu god who removes obstacles and is known for granting wealth and success. Ganesha has crossed both geographic and religious boundaries, inspiring numerous representations throughout the Asian subcontinent over time—all of which will be surveyed in the exhibition to showcase the iconographic changes of this popular god.</p> America/North_Dakota/Center

Untitled: Homewrecker
Oct 27, 2017

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Question house rules and shake things up for the mother of all season finales. Produced with local creatives, Untitled Final Fridays is the museum's monthly late night program featuring workshops, performances, and tours with a twist....

Untitled: Homewrecker <p><span>Question house rules and shake things up for the mother of all season finales.</span></p> <p>Produced with local creatives, Untitled Final Fridays is the museum's monthly late night program featuring workshops, performances, and tours with a twist. Experience the museum in an entirely different way-every time.</p> <p>Untitled is included in regular museum admission. Members receive free admission to every Untitled event and all the special programming that happens inside. College students with valid ID receive 2-for-1 admission.</p> America/North_Dakota/Center

LINKING ASIA
Dec 17, 2017 - Apr 1, 2018

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Explore how trade routes inspired and influenced art over time and across the Asian continent. Linking Asia: Art, Trade, and Devotion will feature approximately 150 sculptures, ceramics, textiles, scrolls, and other multi-dimensional works...

LINKING ASIA <p>Explore how trade routes inspired and influenced art over time and across the Asian continent. Linking Asia: Art, Trade, and Devotion will feature approximately 150 sculptures, ceramics, textiles, scrolls, and other multi-dimensional works from 20 countries that span 2,000 years.</p> <p>Linking Asia will dive deeper into the exchange of ideas, beliefs, and techniques along the Silk Road trade routes, which profoundly affected the development of Asian art. The presentation will consider themes such as artistic inspiration and cross-cultural hybridization of styles, trade by land and sea, ink art trends in East Asia, and religious links before the twentieth century.</p> <p>Works on view from the DAM’s Asian art collection will include visitor favorite Shiva, King of Dancers (Shiva Nataraja) and many on view for the first time, such as objects from three shipwrecks.</p> <p>The exhibition is curated by Tianlong Jiao, Joseph de Heer Curator of Asian Art at the DAM. A catalog accompanying the exhibition will be the first major record of the DAM’s Asian art collection, which originated in 1915, and spans a period from the fourth millennium B.C. to the present. The catalog will be available in The Shop and online in winter 2017.</p> America/North_Dakota/Center

Jeffrey Gibson - Like A Hammer
May 13, 2018 - Aug 12, 2018

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Jeffrey Gibson: Like a Hammer—the first major museum exhibition of the artist’s work—will chronicle a pivotal moment in Gibson’s career when his contemporary artistic practice converged with his Native American heritage. About 65 objects...

Jeffrey Gibson - Like A Hammer <p>Jeffrey Gibson: Like a Hammer—the first major museum exhibition of the artist’s work—will chronicle a pivotal moment in Gibson’s career when his contemporary artistic practice converged with his Native American heritage. About 65 objects created from 2011 to the present will be featured including figurative works, text-based wall hangings, a significant selection of beaded punching bags, painted works on rawhide and canvas, and video.</p> <p>The exhibition will show how Gibson draws upon his heritage and remixes his older works to create a visual vocabulary that explores his multi-faceted identity and the history of modernism. Gibson’s abstract works take inspiration from his Choctaw and Cherokee heritage, pan-Native American visual culture, alternative subcultures, and the artist’s experiences living abroad as well as popular culture. Striking patterned and textured works will incorporate text from poems, Gibson’s own voice, and song lyrics such as Stevie Wonder’s “Sir Duke.”</p> America/North_Dakota/Center

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