This exhibition will feature the work of two twentieth-century photographers, August Sander (German, 1876-1964) and Seydou Keïta (Malian, 1921-2001), whose work documented transformations in their respective countries through portraiture of everyday citizens. Although the intentions of these two artists were quite different, connections can be drawn to their similar conceptions of the portrait and use of clothing and environment as important markers of identity and societal change.
Common Threads: Portraits by August Sander & Seydou Keïta was part of the summer 2013 campus-wide exhibition Spun: Adventures in Textiles.
Things to Do
Stop by for PREVIEW Open Window on Wednesday from 10:30 am-noon. More
News & Stories
Our celebration of textiles this year continues now that we have launched several more exciting projects at the DAM–the Thread Studio, a brand new textile gallery, and the opening of PreVIEW. The special spaces you may have discovered during Spun are still on view and now offer a suite of regular programming. More
At Untitled #61 (Harvest) on September 27, help us harvest a crochet coral reef and crocheted flowers and critters from the Ladies Fancywork Society’s Garden of the DAM(ed), as well as live plants from the Dye Garden. More
Our Pop-up Dye Garden (part of Spun: Adventures in Textiles) has weathered the Colorado summer and is still growing and blooming on the Martin Plaza! The colorful plaza oasis will be up until September 27, so there is still time to take a peek at what has sprouted over the past few months. You may be surprised to see that many of the dye plants in the DAM’s dye garden are already growing in your backyard. More
Here at the Denver Art Museum, we do things in a big way. In the summer of 2011 we presented a wide-ranging celebration of clay during Marvelous Mud. This summer, in the same spirit, we are opening a campus-wide exhibition called Spun: Adventures in Textiles. At the center of this textile celebration is the museum’s newly opened and renovated textile art galleries on level six of the North Building. More