Denver Art Museum

The Douglas Society is the support group for the Denver Art Museum covering American Indian art, African art, and Oceanic art.

Frederic Huntington Douglas was one of the first scholars to recognize the artistic achievements of American Indians as well as the arts of Africa and Oceania. From 1929 to 1956, as the Denver Art Museum's Curator of Native Arts, he began acquiring the objects that form the core of what is now recognized throughout the world as one of the most important collections of native arts. In 1974 the Douglas Society was founded to honor and ensure the continuance of the work of Frederic Douglas.

April 16, 2014 Program:

Contemporary Clay: An Evening with Artist Rose Simpson

Contemporary Clay:
An Evening with Artist Rose Simpson

Have you considered how artists use creative expression to inspire new layers of consciousness within themselves and their audience? Join us as Rose B. Simpson, an artist working in clay, sculpture, and drawing from Santa Clara Pueblo, NM, tells a story about her own explorations in truth, passion, and ultimately self-awareness. Three of her major works that explore these themes can be seen in the DAM’s current exhibition Sovereign: Independent Voices.

Rose B. Simpson will be the Native Arts Artist-in-Residence, April 16 – 25, working in the DAM North building third–level studio. She is developing works of artistic adornment that transform a series of ceramic busts. Simpson’s residency will culminate with a performance during the DAM Untitled evening on April 25, in which seven models will be clothed in these adornments. Come see and try on some of the works in progress, hear her story, and feed the dialogue.

Left:   Rose B. Simpson (Santa Clara)
          Nurturer, 2013
          Clay, leather, and fiber
          From the collection of Vicki and Kent Logan

Wednesday, April 16 , 2014

Door opens 5:30pm, begins 6pm - DAM North Building, Lower Level


Ticket Pricing:
Douglas Society members-$5,
DAM members-$10,
non-members-$12, students free w/ valid ID.

To ensure a space purchase tickets in advance by calling 720-913-0130 or via Denver Art Museum on-line ticket purchace. Tickets available at the door subject to availability (by cash or check)