James Luna Presents Making Do


North American Indian Cultures

On Permanent Display
Shelter. Food. Clothing. Tools. Experience the incredible diversity among Native American groups and the practicality and artistry of their everyday objects.

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October 3, 2012 - March 3, 2013
Free with Museum admission

Acclaimed performance artist James Luna has created Making Do, a work specifically designed to be presented in the Crane North American Indian Cultures Hall here at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science. In this unique art installation, Luna illustrates his artistic, social, and political commentary, and his push to develop and expand his work. Don't be fooled that he is a nice Indian "storyteller." Luna's stories are humorous and painful at the same time. He reflects on more than just Indian people; Luna explores the strife, misconceptions, and commodification of ethnicity in America.


Image © James Luna

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