On one of its free days, a few of my friends and I went to the Denver Art Museum. We spent around three or four hours there, and it was completely worth it. It was a lot different from the general museum that you think of with a lot of paintings you stare at and ask, “How does that make you feel?” Instead, it had numerous works of art from cultures all around the world. Each floor had a different area in the world that it symbolized and the art of the cultures in that area.
One floor of the museum where we were supposed to spend a lot of time involved Native American art which I find to be pretty extraordinary. It involved many baskets, blankets, pottery, jewelry, clothing, etc. What I really find intriguing about Native American art is the fact that they actually used it. It wasn't just something that was there to look pretty. They put a lot of care into constructing each piece from the resources they had around them, and then they would use the pieces for practical reasons. They are extremely resourceful people, and I feel like they used art to help make everything even more beautiful. Every item had a sort of mysticism developed around it in order to aid in telling a story about nature and their lives.