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Untitled Final Friday at the DAM

  • Denver Art Museum 100 W 14TH AVENUE PKWY DENVER, CO 80204 (map)

UNTITLED: GREGG DEAL

In July, join former native arts artist-in-residence Gregg Deal for a creative takeover of Untitled Final Fridays exploring the art of activism.

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. 

College students with valid ID receive 2-for-1 admission to Untitled Final Fridays.

Theme: The Art of Protest

For our Untitled Creative Takeover this month, artist and activist Gregg Deal is exploring the intersectionality of art and activism. With the variety of voices and issues that exist today there is a constant fight and struggle to be heard. Explore how art plays a role in sparking change.

 

DAM Theaters Presents: Protest through Film 

Lower Level, Sharp Auditorium

DAM theaters presents original showing by Process Reversal and Gregg Deal.

6-6:30 pm

16 mm Film Screening

Process Reversal and artist Adán De La Garza present a special screening of De La Garza’s short videos followed by a Q&A.

 

8-8:30 pm

The Last American Indian on Earth by Gregg Deal 

A short documentary exploring the romantic, misunderstood, and often racist interactions average Americans have when encountering an Indigenous person.

 

8:35-8:40 pm

Indian Pedigree by Gregg Deal 

A 10-min short film examining blood laws, or blood quantum that is used to regulate who is and who is not Indigenous on a federal level.

 

8:45-9 pm

Supreme Law of the Land by Gregg Deal 

This film is a documentation of Deal’s performance piece responding to President Trump’s Executive Order approving the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline and the Keystone XL Pipeline.

ALL NIGHT

Protest through Songs

Level 1 Atrium, Toyota

Rage Against the Machine and let your Public Enemies hear you sing! Jump in the Toyota and sing along to a special protest playlist.

 

Protest through Reflection

Level 1, Atrium

Contribute to an anonymous response wall. Reflect, write, and release your thoughts.

 

Protest through Posters

Level 2, Newman Overlook

See the posters and images marched through the streets. Get inspired and contribute to a communal protest poster.

 

Protest through Names: This is how we do

Level 2, Atrium

Rename Stapleton for all—map where you are from and engage in a conversation about why names matter. 

TALKS AND PERFORMANCES

6-7 pm

Protest through Music

Presenting Los Mocochetes! 

Martin Plaza

Start the revolución with Chicano funk band and Westword’s best Latin band of 2017, Los Mocochetes! Get your groove on, the night’s just getting started.

6:30-6:45 & 7:30-7:45 pm

Protest through Art 

Level 1, Like a Hammer

Join curator John Lukavic in the exhibition Jeffery Gibson: Like a Hammer to explore how artist Gibson highlights social issues invisible to American consciousness in his work.

 

7-7:15 & 8:30-8:45 pm

Protest through Words

Level 4, Stampede: Animals in Art

Grab a front-row gallery stool to artist, activist, and educator Suzi Q. Smith performing original poems inspired by tonight’s theme.

 

7-7:20 & 9:30-9:50 pm

Protest through Story: Human Being 

Level 3 Atrium

Drop in to hear an original stories told by tonight’s guest curator Gregg Deal.

 

7:30-8 pm & 9-9:30 pm

Protest through Kindness

Level 4, Stampede

Hear author, father, and husband Aaron Stark’s story of how he protested hate, overcame darkness, and is spreading the message that small acts of kindness go a long way. 

 

8-8:30 pm

Protest through Performance: My Country, My Country

Level 2, Past the Tangled Present

Premiering for the first time, a selection from My Country, My Country, which is an original musical by award-winning writer Brenton Weyi and musician and composer Brodie Kinder. My Country, My Country explores Congolese independence through a multi-generational lens.

 

8:45-9 pm

Protest through Poetry–Master Race: A Critical Race Poem

Level 3 Atrium

Hear spoken-word artist and activist Theo E.J. Wilson recount his journey of how he went undercover and escaped his echo chamber to seek answers.

Food Truck: Gyro King

Earlier Event: July 26
The Meet Up at Levitt Pavillion