William Penhallow Henderson, Fiesta Brown Eyed Beauty,1924. Oil paint on canvas. Private Collection, Denver, Colorado.

Western Duds: How Clothing Helped Create an Archetype

May 19, 2013September 22, 2013
North Building - Level 7 — Included in general admission.

Western Duds is part of the campus-wide exhibition Spun: Adventures in Textiles.

This exhibition explores the importance of textiles in the colorful history of the American West. From blue jeans to serapes, western “duds” (clothing) are as recognizably western as the iconic characters who wore them. Western Duds highlights four paintings paired with the uniquely western textiles they portray and celebrates western clothing and accessories as sources of artistic inspiration.

Spun: Adventures in Textiles is organized by the Denver Art Museum. Funding is provided by PB&K Family Foundation, the generous donors to the Annual Fund Leadership Campaign and the citizens who support the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD). Spun education programming is made possible by a grant from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services. Promotional support is provided by 5280 Magazine, CBS4, and The Denver Post.