Spun: Adventures in Textiles

May 19, 2013–Sep 22, 2013

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Closed: May 19, 2013–Sep 22, 2013
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El Denver Art Museum observa muy ampliamente diferentes tipos de objetos textiles, entre ellos se encuentran los tejidos precolombinos y las colchas de los navajos, también hace una observación detallada de las prendas de vestir en el arte y la fotografía. Todo lo anterior y más, se encuentra exhibido en la presentación Spun: Adventures in Textiles (Hilado: Hazañas con textiles) la cual está presente a todo lo amplio de las instalaciones del museo.

Las galerías de arte textil cuyas puertas se han abierto recientemente y las cuales además han sido renovadas – haciendo su debut en mayo de 2013 – y su exhibición inaugural Cover Story (Historia de Portada) es el alma de este evento cuya presencia se encuentra esparcida por todo el museo. Las colecciones permanentes del Denver Art Museum han servido de inspiración para las siguientes exhibiciones de Spun (Hilado):

  • Red, White and Bold: Masterworks of Navajo Design, 1840-1870, (Rojo, blanco y audaz: Obras maestras del diseño navajo, de 1840 a 1870) la colección ha sido extraída de la amplia colección de textiles navajos del museo y refleja la importancia del color, los estampados y la mano del artista en las piezas textiles, creadas durante el período de producción de tejidos navajos más prominente de 1840 a 1870.
  • Fashion Fusion: Native Textiles in Spanish Colonial Art (Fusión en la moda: Textiles nativos en el arte colonial español) observa la influencia que han tenido los motivos en los textiles en otros ámbitos artísticos.
  • Material World (Mundo Material) ofrece a los espectadores una amplia gama de obras realizadas por artistas contemporáneos, los cuales utilizan telas y materiales afines ya sea directamente o como medio para manifestar su arte. Las nuevas adquisiciones realizadas por Shinique Smith, Leonardo Drew, Tucker Nichols y Ernesto Neto serán exhibidas por primera vez.
  • Irresistible: Multicolored Textiles from Asia (Irresistible: Textiles asiáticos multicolores) resalta el uso de técnicas de teñido por reserva de varios países asiáticos y también examina sus tradiciones y cultura.
  • Pattern Play: The Contemporary Designs of Jacqueline Groag (Juego de estampados: Los diseños contemporáneos de Jacqueline Groag) es una oportunidad única de ver las obras de una de las diseñadoras más versátiles del período de postguerra de la Segunda Guerra Mundial, incluye obras en papel y también sus diseños vivos y audaces para tapicería de muebles, telas para vestido, textiles laminados y otras superficies decorativas.
  • Common Threads: Portraits by August Sander and Seydou Keïta (Hilos y fibras comunes: Retratos de August Sander y Seydou Keïta) permite hacer una comparación entre dos repertorios de obras que han documentado transformaciones sociales en sus respectivos países a través de retratos de los ciudadanos comunes.
  • Cuppetelli and Mendoza: Transposition (Cuppetelli y Mendoza: Transposición) es el trabajo colaborativo de Annica Cuppetelli y Cristóbal Mendoza el cual observa de cerca el punto de intersección entre el arte y la tecnología. La obra está compuesta por cuerdas materiales elásticas, las cuales están iluminadas por cordones virtuales luminosos. El visitante puede descubrir la relación entre los textiles, el movimiento y la tecnología al encontrarse inmerso en estas obras.
  • Bruce Price: Works on Paper, 2007–2012, (Bruce Price: Obras en papel, de 2007 a 2012) expone obras selectas del trabajo de Price, en los cuales experimenta con el dibujo no tradicional y el collage.

Además, también hay extensivos programas con los que se motiva a los visitantes a que se adentren y exploren estos medios cautivadores, los programas incluyen un estudio de participación abierta de colchas hechas a mano del tipo quilt, proyectos colaborativos con artistas y grupos creativos, oportunidades nuevas dentro de la galería auspiciadas con una donación del Instituto del Museo (Institute of Museum) y de los Servicios de Librería (Library Services), el proyecto del Instituto de Formaciones Crochet del Arrecife de Coral (Institute For Figuring's Crochet Coral Reef), un jardín de teñidos y la presencia de la artista residente Marie Watt.

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.

Things to Do

  • PreVIEW Open Window

    PreVIEW Open Window

    Occurs every Wednesday. Next Occurs on Wednesday, September 14, 2016 - 10:30am12:00pm.

    Stop by for PREVIEW Open Window on Wednesday from 10:30 am-noon. More

News & Stories

  • New on the DAM Calendar: Textile Talks & Workshops

    New on the DAM Calendar: Textile Talks & Workshops

    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

  • Harvest the Denver Satellite Reef & More at Untitled #61 (Harvest)

    Harvest the Denver Satellite Reef & More at Untitled #61 (Harvest)

    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

  • DAM Grown: A Day at the Pop-up Dye Garden

    DAM Grown: A Day at the Pop-up Dye Garden

    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

  • Stories and Secrets in Cover Story

    Stories and Secrets in Cover Story

    I will be the first to admit that I am not the best at “careful looking.” I can miss entire herds of deer on the side of the road or a lone pothole smack dab in the middle of the sidewalk. On a recent visit to the new textile art galleries with curator Alice Zrebiec, I benefitted from her incredible attention to detail. Cover Story, the inaugural exhibition in the new galleries, holds treasures from the museum’s collection and offers fun facts about how the world uses textiles. More

Related Exhibitions

  • Fashion Fusion: Native Textiles in Spanish Colonial Art
    Exhibition

    Fashion Fusion: Native Textiles in Spanish Colonial Art

    May 19, 2013–Nov 16, 2014

    Drawing from the Denver Art Museum’s extensive Spanish colonial art collection, Fashion Fusion looks at the influence textile motif’s have had on other artistic mediums. More

  • Common Threads: Portraits by August Sander & Seydou Keïta
    Exhibition

    Common Threads: Portraits by August Sander & Seydou Keïta

    May 19, 2013–Oct 27, 2013

    This exhibition will feature the work of two twentieth-century photographers, August Sander and Seydou Keïta, whose work documented transformations in their respective countries through portraiture of everyday citizens. More

  • Cuppetelli & Mendoza: Transposition
    Exhibition

    Cuppetelli & Mendoza: Transposition

    May 19, 2013–Dec 1, 2013

    A collaboration between artists Annica Cuppetelli and Cristobal Mendoza, Cuppetelli and Mendoza: Transposition is a site-specific installation that explores the intersection between traditional craft and digital technology. The artwork consists of elastic ropes that are illuminated by software driven video projections. More

  • Western Duds: How Clothing Helped Create an Archetype
    Exhibition

    Western Duds: How Clothing Helped Create an Archetype

    May 19, 2013–Sep 22, 2013

    Western Duds explores the importance of textiles in the colorful history of the American West. The exhibition highlights four paintings paired with the uniquely western textiles they portray and celebrates western clothing and accessories as sources of artistic inspiration.

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

  • Irresistible: Multicolored Textiles from Asia
    Exhibition

    Irresistible: Multicolored Textiles from Asia

    May 19, 2013–Oct 20, 2013

    The use of resist-dye techniques is found in many Asian countries. This exhibition highlights eye-dazzling textiles from various cultural traditions, including weavings from Uzbekistan and Japan. Several of the garments in the exhibition are made with ikat—fabrics with patterns created by dyeing the threads before they are woven into cloth.

    Irresistible: Multicolored Textiles from Asia is part of the campus-wide exhibition Spun: Adventures in Textiles. More

  • Cover Story
    Exhibition

    Cover Story

    May 19, 2013–Apr 27, 2014

    La Historia de Portada, ha sido presentada en la exhibición inaugural de las nuevas galerías de arte textil los objetos en ella exhibidos reflejan las diferentes áreas geográficas y la diversidad de los textiles que forman parte de la colección permanente del Denver Art Museum. More

  • Fashion Fusion: Native Textiles in Spanish Colonial Art
    Exhibition

    Fashion Fusion: Native Textiles in Spanish Colonial Art

    May 19, 2013–Nov 16, 2014

    Drawing from the Denver Art Museum’s extensive Spanish colonial art collection, Fashion Fusion looks at the influence textile motif’s have had on other artistic mediums.

    Fashion Fusion: Native Textiles in Spanish Colonial Art is part of the campus-wide exhibition Spun: Adventures in Textiles. More

  • Red, White & Bold: Masterworks of Navajo Design, 1840-1870
    Exhibition

    Red, White & Bold: Masterworks of Navajo Design, 1840-1870

    May 19, 2013–Sep 22, 2013

    While Navajo artists have been creating eye catching textiles since the late 1600s, the middle of the 1800s saw an explosion of color & design elaboration. This exhibition will present about 50 of the greatest examples of Navajo design expression.

    Red, White and Bold: Masterworks of Navajo Design, 1840-1870 is part of the campus-wide exhibition Spun: Adventures in Textiles. More

  • Cover Story
    Exhibition

    Cover Story

    May 19, 2013–Apr 27, 2014

    Featured in the inaugural show for the new textile art galleries, the objects in Cover Story mirror the diverse geographical areas and range of textiles found in the Denver Art Museum's permanent collection. More

  • Red, White & Bold: Masterworks of Navajo Design, 1840-1870
    Exhibition

    Red, White & Bold: Masterworks of Navajo Design, 1840-1870

    May 19, 2013–Sep 22, 2013

    While Navajo artists have been creating eye catching textiles since the late 1600s, the middle of the 1800s saw an explosion of color & design elaboration. This exhibition will present about 50 of the greatest examples of Navajo design expression.

    Red, White and Bold: Masterworks of Navajo Design, 1840-1870 is part of the campus-wide exhibition Spun: Adventures in Textiles. More

  • Pattern Play: The Contemporary Designs of Jacqueline Groag
    Exhibition

    Pattern Play: The Contemporary Designs of Jacqueline Groag

    May 19, 2013–Nov 3, 2013

    This exhibition provides a rare opportunity to view original works on paper alongside Czech-born Jacqueline Groag's lively, bold designs for furnishing textiles, dress fabrics, laminates and other decorative surfaces. More

  • Material World
    Exhibition

    Material World

    May 19, 2013–Jan 4, 2015

    From recycled plastics and bound clothing to woven silks and charred tree limbs, Material World illustrates the wide range of materials and techniques used by contemporary artists. More

  • Bruce Price: Works on Paper, 2007–2012
    Exhibition

    Bruce Price: Works on Paper, 2007–2012

    May 19, 2013–Nov 3, 2013

    A selection of more than 30 drawings and sculptures by Denver-based artist Bruce Price will be featured in our works-on-paper gallery. More