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Decolonizing Photography with Wendy Red Star

Decolonizing Photography with Wendy Red Star: Lecture at the DAM

Denver Art Museum Ponti (North) Building: Lower Level

Wednesday, March 22nd from 7-8pm

  • Social Hour at Mad Beans from 5:30-6:30pm (Across from the DAM Hamilton Building)
  • $5 Friends of Native Arts members, $10 for DAM members and $12 for others, free for students with ID
  • 720.913.0130 for tickets or buy online: http://denverartmuseum.org/calendar/wendy-red-star-decolonizing-photography
  • Sponsored by Friends of Native Arts: The Douglas Society, a DAM support group
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Wendy Red Star, Pretty Medicine Pipe & Old Crow (1873 Crow Delegation), 2017
Pigment print on silver rag; 9x10 in. ©Wendy Red Star

Historical photography of Native people is widespread and many of these images become iconic and appropriated as part of American popular culture. But what is missing from our understanding of these photographs?

In this talk, artist Wendy Red Star will discuss the evolution of her Crow history project, and its relation to the documentation of the 1873 and 1880 Crow delegations, and representations of Crow Chiefs. Through her artistic intervention and annotation, her presentation will also address issues of identity, representation, and reclamation, as well as the relationships of this project to contemporary Native America.

Artist Wendy Red Star works across disciplines to explore the intersections of Native American ideologies and colonialist structures, both historically and in contemporary society. Raised on the Apsáalooke (Crow) reservation in Montana, Red Star's work is informed both by her cultural heritage and her engagement with many forms of creative expression, including photography, sculpture, video, fiber arts, and performance.

An avid researcher of archives and historical narratives, Red Star seeks to incorporate and recast her research, offering new and unexpected perspectives in work that is at once inquisitive, witty, and unsettling. Intergenerational collaborative work is integral to her practice, along with creating a forum for the expression of Native women's voices in contemporary art.

SOCIAL HOUR:

Please join us from 5:30PM to 6:30PM at Mad Beans which is located in Mad Greens in the Martin Plaza directly across from the Hamilton Building of the DAM. We will provide some light appetizers and Mad Beans will have a cash bar (wine, beer, tea, coffee). Then we will head over to the North Building for the program. We hope that people will enjoy this chance to socialize before the programs and that the later starting time of the program will be more accommodating to those who have to get off of work and travel to the programs.

Denver Art Museum
100 W 14th Ave
Denver, CO 80204
720.865.5000

http://www.denverartmuseum.org

 

Final Fridays at the DAM: Untitled 2017

Final Fridays at the DAM: Untitled

Denver Art Museum

Last Friday of Each Month, 6-10pm, from January through October, 2017

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Image credits (left to right): Drag queens lead detour at Untitled: Glory Days; Colorado Ballet dancers perform at Untitled: Center Stage; visitors at Untitled: Homegrown; Robert Louis Cole in-gallery performance at Untitled: Flip Side.

On the final Friday evening of the month, January through October, the DAM offers a unique after-hours museum experience with unconventional art encounters, new insights into the DAM collections, a cash bar and more. At each mixed-media Untitled Final Friday event, the museum highlights a specific theme with exhibition and collection inspired activities and local creative collaborations across the museum campus from 6 to 10 p.m.

“Untitled Final Fridays is a collaborative program designed to give visitors a non-traditional museum experience and connect the museum with the local artists that make Denver a thriving national art scene,” said Lauren Hegge, adult programs coordinator. “Untitled is created hand-in-hand with members of Denver’s creative community, and diversified every month to activate our collections, while offering off-beat art experiences and a fun night out.”

During Untitled, visitors are encouraged to curate their own night by choosing from the full menu of activities ranging from hands-on projects to tours with a twist to unexpected performances and expert chats. Each year, the DAM hosts Meet Here for discussion and brainstorming with community creatives of all disciplines—including designers, filmmakers, musicians, chefs, dancers and crafters. Their feedback and ideas help develop the upcoming season’s programs.

The 2017 Untitled Final Friday season line up follows:

Untitled: Empire
Jan. 27, 6–10 p.m.
Rule the roost and live the fantasy of a season kick-off dedicated to power and prestige.

Untitled: Power Suit
Feb. 24, 6–10 p.m.
Roll up your sleeves and dress to impress at a costume-themed party that’s suited for stars.

Untitled: Roots
March 31, 6–10 p.m.
Uncover new ground as we dig in and explore tierra and home.

Untitled: Talk Back
April 28, 6–10 p.m.
Get the conversation going with an action-packed look at speaking up and getting shady.

Untitled: True Grit
May 26, 6–10 p.m.
Saddle up to save the day with a night of tumbleweeds, tough guys and 10-gallon hats.

Untitled: Action!
June 30, 6–10 p.m.
Zoom in for a screening of Western stories, main attractions and epically moving pictures.

Untitled: Summer Camp
July 28, 6–10 p.m.
Catch the sun and capture the flag to toast the season and cheer reasons to play.

Untitled: Truth & Dare
Aug. 25, 6–10 p.m.
Face the facts and take a risk as we get up close and personal with bravery in black and white.

Untitled: Stories
Sept. 29, 6–10 p.m.
Tell your tales in a night dedicated to powerful voices and new constructions.

Untitled: Homewrecker
Oct. 27, 6–10 p.m.
Question house rules and shake things up for the mother of all season finales.

Reoccurring Untitled Final Friday Programming:

Detour: Non-art experts lead tours through the DAM’s collections from their point of expertise. Past examples include drag queens, geologists, comedians, historians and fashion designers.

Joan and Charlie Discuss Tonight’s Theme: At each Untitled Final Friday event, visitors can watch Buntport Theater perform their sitcom, Joan and Charlie Discuss Tonight’s Theme, based on a painting found in the modern and contemporary art collection.

MakeARTtalk: An ongoing series where local creatives produce a new work inspired by the museum collections, exhibitions or the space itself. MakeARTtalk participants share their ideas with the audience while discussing their inspiration, process, successes and failures, as well as the final work.

Off the Record: DAM staff dish on behind-the-scenes stories about the collections

Untitled Final Friday events are included in general museum admission and are free for DAM members. Students presenting a valid ID receive 2-for-1 admission when tickets are purchased on-site. Youth 18 and under receive free general admission.

Untitled is presented by Your 6 Hometown Toyota Stores and made possible by the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD). Catering is provided by Kevin Taylor Restaurant Group. For more information, visit www.denverartmuseum.org.

Denver Art Museum
100 W 14th Ave
Denver, CO 80204
720.865.5000

http://www.denverartmuseum.org

 

Monotype and Solar Plate Workshops at Open Press

Monotype and Solar Plate Workshops at Open Press

1st and 3rd Saturday of the Month through May, 2017

  • Monotype Workshops, every 1st Saturday of the month from 10:00 am - 4:30 pm: Februrary 4, March 4, April 1, and May 6
  • Solar Plate Workshops, every 3rd Sat. of the month from 10:00 am - 4:30 pm: January 21, February 21, March 18, April 15, and May 20
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  • Join us for our printmaking workshops. Learn from Master printer Mark Lunning, artist and owner of Open Press for over 30 years.
  • Cost is $95 per workshop, which is due at workshop. (Paper and ink provided)
  • One 4x5 inch solar plate will be provided with the solar plate workshop. If you'd like to order different sizes they are available at http://www.solarplate.com
  • Workshop is limited to 7 people. Please e-mail us to register at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Open Press
40 W. Bayaud
Denver, CO 80223
303.778.1116
Saturdays from 12-5pm
http://www.openpressltd.com

 

First Friday on Santa Fe Drive

adsflogoFirst Friday at the Art District on Santa Fe

Santa Fe Drive between 6th and 10th Ave

Every First Friday from approximately 5-10pm

  • Check gallery websites and DenverArts.org for details on individual gallery exhibits
  • Parking information:
  • Adco General — 801 Kalamath St — Park any day of the week after 5pm
  • The Bolt Factory at 2nd and Kalamath St.
  • Alliance Francaise — 6th and Galapago: Just East of Santa Fe Dr. — First Friday Art Walk Only
  • West High School — 10th Avenue and Galapago St. — First Friday Art Walk only. Cost is $5 which funds students’ cultural programs
  • Kitchens at the Denver — 8th and Kalamath: 1 block west of Santa Fe Dr. — First Friday Art Walk Only
  • The Knife Guys at 11 Kalamath St. and W. Ellsworth Ave. — after 6pm
  • Image Complete Lighting Gallery, Kalamath and 2nd Avenue — after 5pm
  • Su Teatro lot at Santa Fe Drive and 2nd Avenue
  • Street parking along Santa Fe Drive, 5th, 7th, 9th and 10th Avenues
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Belmar Block 7 First Friday Art Walk

Belmar Block 7 First Friday Gallery Art Walk

Every First Friday from 6-9pm at Belmar's Block 7 Arts

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Block 7 Arts is conveniently located just south east of Alameda & Wadsworth at 445 S Saulsbury St in Lakewood's Belmar Shopping District. There is free parking in the garage with entrances on both the north and south end of the block as well as paid parking on the street.

 

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