Each/Other: Marie Watt and Cannupa Hanska Luger at the Denver Art Museum

On my walks to Central Library during these increasingly warm, almost-summer days, I’ve encountered flags on the Denver Art Museum’s plaza touting the work of two Indigenous artists, Marie Watt and Cannupa Hanska Luger. The artists’ joint exhibition, Each/Other, is on view now on Level 1 of the Hamilton Building, offering visitors a look at their sculpture, textile, and installation pieces in both direct and indirect conversation. Watt and Luger are each engaged in ongoing explorations of community, materials, and the land, and in Each/Other these two explorations converge for the first time.

Access to Each/Other is included in general admission through August 22, 2021. Book your timed ticket on the museum's website!

Before or after your visit, consider delving into Watt and Luger’s work and contemporary Indigenous art in greater detail by checking out what we at Denver Public Library can offer:


Making History: The IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts / edited by Nancy Marie Mithlo; foreword by Robert Martin (2020)*

Knowing Native Arts / Nancy Marie Mithlo (2020)*

Critical Companion to Native American and First Nations Theatre and Performance: Indigenous Spaces / Jayne T. Darby, Courtney Elkin Mohler, and Christy Stanlake (2020)*

Form & Relation: Contemporary Native Ceramics / edited by Jami C. Powell (2020; featuring the work of Cannupa Hanska Luger)*

Hearts of Our People: Native Women Artists / Jill Ahlberg Yohe, Teri Greeves; foreword by Kaywin Feldman (2019; features a piece on Marie Watt)

Art for a New Understanding: Native Voices, 1950s to Now / Mindy N. Besaw, Candice Hopkins, Manuela Well-Off-Man (2018)*

Transforming Our Practices: Indigenous Art, Pedagogies, and Philosophies / edited by Christine Ballengee Morris and Kryssi Staikidis (2017)*

Art in Motion: Native American Explorations of Time, Place, and Thought / edited by John P. Lukavic and Laura Caruso (2016)

Indians Playing Indian: Multiculturalism and Contemporary Indigenous Art in North America / Monika Siebert (2015)**

Undermining: A Wild Ride through Land Use, Politics, and Art in the Changing West / Lucy R. Lippard (2014)**

Shapeshifting: Transformations in Native American Art / Karen Kramer Russell with Janet Catherine Berlo, Bruce Bernstein, Joe D. Horse Capture, Jessica L. Horton, and Paul Chaat Smith (2012; features Marie Watt’s Column [Blanket Stories], 2003)**

Engaged Resistance: American Indian Art, Literature, and Film from Alcatraz to the NMAI / Dean Rader (2011)**

Marie Watt: Lodge / Rebecca J. Dobkins (2011)**


First American Art Magazine (Spring 2017-present; issue No. 22, Spring 2019, features Cannupa Hanska Luger)***

American Craft Magazine (the December/January 2018 issue features Cannupa Hanska Luger; the April/May 2017 issue features Marie Watt)***

*These items are available through Prospector, a consortium of Colorado-area libraries. Click “Request it” and enter your library card credentials to get a copy.

**These items are in our Western History and Genealogy collection. Contact the department for more information on access during Central Library’s renovation.

***These items are in our Reference collection. Ask Us how to access them during Central Library’s renovation.

Written by Lainie on June 10, 2021

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