To many museum regulars, those who turn out mostly for impressionist landscapes or Rembrandt portraits, American Indian art can at first seem a little exotic and even off-putting.

The symbols, techniques and materials, like feathers or porcupine quills, can certainly vary from those in European-derived art, and there are fewer household names, like Monet or Rubens, to guide the way.

But a tour of the overhauled American Indian galleries opening Jan. 30 on the third story of the Denver Art Museum’s original building makes clear that this aesthetic world is not so different after all. [Read more here]

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