Fashion Fusion: Native Textiles in Spanish Colonial Art

May 19, 2013–Nov 16, 2014

Mama Occollo, from Inca Rulers (set of sixteen, detail), Peru, late 1800s. Oil on canvas. Gift of Dr. Belinda Straight.

Immaculate Conception with Indian Donor, Peru or Bolivia, early 1700s. Oil on canvas with gold leaf. Gift of Mr. & Mrs. Frank Jager.

Virgin Mary Spinning, Spain or Peru, about 1700. Oil on canvas, Gift of Engracia Freyer Dougherty for the Frank Barrows Freyer Collection.

Fashion Fusion: Native Textiles in Spanish Colonial Art, at the Denver Art Museum

Fashion Fusion: Native Textiles in Spanish Colonial Art, at the Denver Art Museum

Fashion Fusion: Native Textiles in Spanish Colonial Art, at the Denver Art Museum

Fashion Fusion: Native Textiles in Spanish Colonial Art, at the Denver Art Museum

Fashion Fusion: Native Textiles in Spanish Colonial Art, at the Denver Art Museum

about

Closed: May 19, 2013–Nov 16, 2014
North Building - Level 4
Included in general admission

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

The DAM collection includes numerous colonial paintings that depict native textiles or textile motifs such as geometric designs reminiscent of Inca tocapu panels and capes and huipiles similar to those worn by Aztec men and women.

Fashion Fusion: Native Textiles in Spanish Colonial Art was part of the summer 2013 campus-wide exhibition Spun: Adventures in Textiles.

Spun: Adventures in Textiles is organized by the Denver Art Museum. Exhibition support is provided by the Annual Fund Leadership Campaign and the citizens who support the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD).

Fashion Fusion: Native Textiles in Colonial Art is organized by the Denver Art Museum. Funding is provided by the generous donors to the Annual Fund Leadership Campaign and the citizens who support the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD).

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