Recently, I came across the work of a local fashion designer and blogger Tess Vigil. As it turns out, her father,
Angel Vigil, has been a partner-artist with Denver Art Museum’s CelebrARTE program. Since our upcoming CelebrARTE theme is Traje, outfits have been on my mind. I asked her to style an outfit inspired by the campus-wide summer exhibition Spun: Adventures in Textiles. More
June 27 update: Here is the program for this month's Untitled.
Last Thursday, a truck came in from Chicago with what may be the most exciting set of boxes to receive outside Christmas. The
Soundsuits for Nick Cave’s Untitled #58 (Getup) performance had arrived. More
Yes, several of the exhibitions in
feature quilts and clothing (and fun Spun: Adventures in Textiles craft opportunities for folks interested in quilting, sewing, and crocheting). But there are also aspects of Spun that tickle other fancies, including: More
In March, we started organizing Colorado’s crocheters to create The Denver Satellite Reef, an offshoot of the
project from the Crochet Coral Reef Institute For Figuring. Through a series of ongoing workshops, we’ve not only been building the reef, we’ve also been building a tight-knit (or tight-crocheted) community of contributors. I’d like to share how one contributor, Diane Anderson, describes this process, which she terms “collaboration in hyperbolic terms”: More
Not so fast! In this blog post, my colleague Karen Brooks stated that denim work pants were developed by Levi Strauss in the 1800s. However, the question is: Where does the iconic fabric come from?
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 . 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. Spun: Adventures in Textiles More