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Textile Talk and PreVIEW Open Window

Textile Talk and PreVIEW Open Window

Occurs every Wednesday. Next Occurs on Wednesday, August 3, 2016 - 10:30am12:00pm.

On the first Wednesday of each month through August there will be a Textile Talk from 10:30 am-noon. On the other Wednesdays of the month, stop by for PREVIEW Open Window from 10:30 am-noon. More

Textile Conservation Fellow Talk

Sunday, August 14, 2016 - 2:00pm2:45pm.

Learn about the process and decision making of textile conservation from the Mellon Foundation Fellow with examples from current projects, and see completed treatments in the textile art galleries. More

Girls in Science

Science & Art Come Together at Girls & Science 2016

Did you know science is involved in many staff members' jobs at the Denver Art Museum? More

Three magi on horseback

Newly Conserved Magi on View at the Denver Art Museum

Learn how the DAM conserved these three kings from the 1700s and see them at the museum. More

Ecuadorian headboard before treatment

Putti to Parlors: Conserving Spanish Colonial Furniture

With Senior Objects Conservator Gina Laurin
Sunday, February 21, 2016 - 2:30pm4:30pm.

This presentation by senior objects conservator Gina Laurin will outline the collaborative approach taken between the DAM's curatorial and conservation departments in treating furniture pieces from the Museum's Spanish Colonial collection. More

Textile storage assistants roll textiles

See How the DAM Updated Textile Art Storage

Thanks to a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, the collections management department just completed an upgrade of the rolled textile storage collection. See their work in a time-lapse video and photographs. More

Conserving the Denver Art Museum's Cow and Calf Re-Patination and Waxing

Conserving the Denver Art Museum's Cow and Calf Re-Patination and Waxing

Scottish Angus Cow and Calf—the larger-than-life bronze sculptures by artist Dan Ostermiller—need cleaning and other treatments, including re-patination and waxing, due to the constant physical interaction they receive from the public. More

The Gallery Maintenance Team Shares How the DAM Keeps Artworks Looking Their Best

The Gallery Maintenance Team Shares How the DAM Keeps Artworks Looking Their Best

The Denver Art Museum is in a battle, a constant battle, with a dangerous opponent that could damage artwork in the blink of an eye. What is this perilous foe? Dust. How do we combat it? Through weekly gallery maintenance. More

The Conservation of Linda's Modern Materials 

The Conservation of Linda's Modern Materials 

How Did John DeAndrea Achieve Such Lifelike Qualities?

The highly realistic sculpture Linda by Colorado artist John DeAndrea has been a visitor favorite at the Denver Art Museum since it became a part of the collection in 1984. Linda is also an important work of contemporary art in which DeAndrea made innovative use of a material that was fairly new to art at the time: plastic. This is why Linda is of such interest to us in the museum’s conservation department. More

Tapestry Video 4: Cleaning & Stabilizing

Tapestry Video 4: Cleaning & Stabilizing

In preparation for Creative Crossroads: The Art of Tapestry, opening May 31, the Denver Art Museum's staff have been working on a Spanish Colonial table cover in PreVIEW (a behind-the-scenes visible staging area in our textile art gallery).

Curators have examined it and explored its history, and textile art conservators have been testing and repairing the tapestry. In this video, conservators clean and stabilize the tapestry. More

Tapestry Video 3: A Plan for Repair

Tapestry Video 3: A Plan for Repair

In preparation for Creative Crossroads: The Art of Tapestry, opening May 31, the Denver Art Museum’s staff have been working on a Spanish Colonial table cover in PreVIEW (a behind-the-scenes visible staging area in our textile art gallery). More

Tapestry Video 2:  Discovering Symbols & Motifs

Tapestry Video 2: Discovering Symbols & Motifs

In preparation for Creative Crossroads: The Art of Tapestry, opening May 31, the Denver Art Museum's staff have been working on a Spanish Colonial table cover in PreVIEW (a behind-the-scenes visible staging area in our textile art gallery). More

Tapestry Video 1: Clues about the Creation & Use

Tapestry Video 1: Clues about the Creation & Use

In preparation for Creative Crossroads: The Art of Tapestry, opening May 31, the Denver Art Museum’s staff have been working on a Spanish Colonial table cover in PreVIEW (a behind-the-scenes visible staging area in our textile art gallery). More

Conserving a Spanish Colonial Table Cover (Videos)

Conserving a Spanish Colonial Table Cover (Videos)

In preparation for Creative Crossroads: The Art of Tapestry, opening May 31, the museum’s staff have been working on a Spanish Colonial table cover in PreVIEW (a behind-the-scenes visible staging area in our textile art gallery).

Curators have examined it and explored its history, and textile art conservators have been testing and repairing the tapestry. Follow this series of blogs to track their progress. More

Textile Talk: Challenges of Installing 3-D Tapestry

Textile Talk: Challenges of Installing 3-D Tapestry

Wednesday, June 3, 2015 - 10:30am11:30am.

Discover the challenges DAM staff faced when handling, examining, treating, and installing complex textiles like Josep Grau-Garriga’s Tapis Pobre, a large, three-dimensional tapestry.

Space is limited; first come, first served.

PreVIEW is funded with generous support from the William H. Donner Foundation. More

Mysteries of the Magi: Conservation Treatment and Technical Analysis of Ecuadorian Polychromy

with Courtney Murray
Sunday, May 17, 2015 - 2:30pm4:00pm.

Courtney Murray, Samuel H. Kress Post-graduate Fellow in Objects Conservation at the DAM, will discuss the conservation treatment and technical study of a set of six 18th-century painted and gilded wooden sculptures from Ecuador. The small devotional sculptures depict the three Magi and their respective horses.

Purchase tickets at the door. Free for Alianza members, $5 for DAM members, $10 for nonmembers, $3 for students with ID. More

Thanks to an IMLS Grant the DAM is Upgrading Textile Art Storage

Thanks to an IMLS Grant the DAM is Upgrading Textile Art Storage

Recently, the Denver Art Museum received a major grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) to help us improve how we store works of art in our textile art collection. Since preserving artworks in the collection is part of our mission, we are very excited that we will be installing new rolling screens that will improve storage and access for textile artworks. The new storage system will streamline preparation for the expanded calendar of textile art exhibitions, rotations, and programs. More

Textile Talk (April 15)

Textile Talk (April 15)

Wednesday, April 15, 2015 - 10:30am11:30am.

Join textile conservators as they prepare tapestries for the upcoming exhibition featuring objects from the Denver Art Museum collection. New objects and aspects of treatment will be discussed at every talk!

$5; preregistration required.

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Textile Talk (April 1)

Textile Talk (April 1)

Wednesday, April 1, 2015 - 10:30am11:30am.

Join textile conservators as they prepare tapestries for the upcoming exhibition featuring objects from the Denver Art Museum collection. New objects and aspects of treatment will be discussed at every talk!

$5; preregistration required.

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Textile Talk (March 18)

Textile Talk (March 18)

Wednesday, March 18, 2015 - 1:30pm2:30pm.

Join textile conservators as they prepare tapestries for the upcoming exhibition featuring objects from the Denver Art Museum collection. New objects and aspects of treatment will be discussed at every talk!

$5; preregistration required.

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