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Why We Dance

Denver Art Museum


American Indian Art in Motion

This multisensory exhibition will present the motives behind Native American dance and highlight the museum’s annual Friendship Powwow and American Indian Cultural Celebration. It features about 86 works, including 78 drawn from the DAM’s American Indian art collection. Read more.

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Apache Crown Dance

Apache Crown Dance (1952), Allan Houser. © Estate of Allan Houser

Hopi Eagle Dancer

Hopi Eagle Dancer (1995), Dan Namingha. © Dan Namingha


Rug (1981-82), Isabell John. © Estate of Isabel John

Eagle Social Dancer (Kwaahu)

Eagle Social Dancer (Kwaahu) (about 1920), Hopi artist.

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