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PreVIEW Open Window
Event: Lectures & Programs

PreVIEW Open Window

Occurs every Wednesday through May 24, 2017. Next Occurs on Wednesday, May 3, 2017 - 10:30am12:00pm.

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Quilting “B’s”
Lesson Plan

Quilting “B’s”

Early childhood (ages 3-5)
Two 30 minute lessons

In this lesson students will work with tangram shapes and learn to spot the shapes in Elizabeth Hopkins’s Album Quilt.

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Stitching Stories
Lesson Plan

Stitching Stories

Elementary (grades K-5)
Three 45 minute lessons

Using Elizabeth Hopkins’s Album Quilt and two stories as inspiration, students will design and create a quilt square that tells a story about their lives. They will present their stories to the class, explaining the significance of the quilt square and the story that inspired it.

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History Detectives
Lesson Plan

History Detectives

Secondary (grades 6-12)
One 50 minute lesson

Students will act as history detectives to uncover the purpose of and influences behind the Eyedazzler Blanket/Rug.

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Textile Gardens
Lesson Plan

Textile Gardens

Early childhood (ages 3-5)
One 30 minute lesson

Each student will create a flower patterned quilt square in response to the floral patterns on the Pratt Family Album Quilt.

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Over, Under, Dazzle!
Lesson Plan

Over, Under, Dazzle!

Elementary (grades K-5)
One 50 minute lesson

Students will become familiar with the weaving process and create a paper weaving that includes designs inspired by the Navajo Eyedazzler Blanket/Rug.

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Flower Power
Lesson Plan

Flower Power

Secondary (grades 6-12)
Two 45 minute lessons

After learning the importance of positive and negative space, students will carve their own designs in a soft cut linoleum block.

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Abstract Representation
Lesson Plan

Abstract Representation

Secondary (grades 6-12)
One 50 minute lesson

Students will choose an issue, event, or object important to their lives and represent it symbolically with original abstract designs.

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Stitches in Time
Lesson Plan

Stitches in Time

Secondary (grades 6-12)
Three 45 minute lessons

Using Elizabeth Hopkins’s Album Quilt as inspiration, students will create an album quilt of their own that tells their life story in images and patterns.

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A Collage of Cultures
Lesson Plan

A Collage of Cultures

Secondary (grades 6-12)
One 55 minute lesson

Students will learn about the various artistic materials and techniques used in the Osage Ribbon Appliqué Wearing Blanket and discuss how art and people represent a blend of cultures.

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Dazzle ‘em
Lesson Plan

Dazzle ‘em

Early childhood (ages 3-5)
One 45 minute lesson

Students will view and discuss the symbols and design of the Eyedazzler Blanket/Rug and then create a dazzling symbol design of their own on either fabric or paper.

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Class Album Quilts
Lesson Plan

Class Album Quilts

Elementary (grades K-5)
Two 45 minute lessons

Taking inspiration from the printed fabrics used in the Pratt Family Album Quilt, each student will create their own printing block and five prints. They will then swap prints with other students. After swapping prints, each student will assemble a quilt that is unique and personal.

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“Sight” the Evidence
Lesson Plan

“Sight” the Evidence

Elementary (grades K-5)
One 45 minute lesson

Students will collaboratively write an age-appropriate, one-paragraph description of the Eyedazzler Blanket/Rug, citing specific examples from a close reading of the image and referencing the informational text as needed.

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Comme des Garçons, Jacket with Skirt, “Body Meets Dress, Dress Meets Body” collection, Spring/ Summer 1997.
Exhibition

Shock Wave

Japanese Fashion Design, 1980s–90s
On View through May 28, 2017

Shock Wave: Japanese Fashion Design, 1980s–90s, shows work by Japanese designers who started a fashion revolution in Paris. The exhibition features 70 looks by powerhouse designers Issey Miyake, Kenzo Takada, Kansai Yamamoto, Yohji Yamamoto, Comme des Garçons, and Junya Watanabe, whose impact on fashion still resonates today. More

Announcing 3 New Curators at the DAM
Blog: Behind the Scenes

Announcing 3 New Curators at the DAM

The Denver Art Museum recently announced that three curators joined the museum. Below is a brief introduction. Stay tuned for more information and opportunities to get to know them and their growing art collections.

Tianlong Jiao, Joseph de Heer Curator of Asian Art More

Creative Crossroads
Exhibition

Creative Crossroads

The Art of Tapestry
May 31, 2015–Aug 7, 2016

See more than 20 tapestry-woven wall hangings, rugs, furniture covers, and garments from Europe, Turkey, China, Peru, Mexico, and the American Southwest. More

Thread Studio Artist Profiles
Blog: Meet the Artist

Thread Studio Artist Profiles

This series introduces some of the fiber artists who conduct demonstrations in the Nancy Lake Benson Thread Studio. More

Meet Thread Studio Demo Artist Paula Veschore
Blog: Meet the Artist

Meet Thread Studio Demo Artist Paula Veschore

Spinner and textile artist Paula Veschore can find a project in anything. “Everything to me is an art project whether it’s weaving, gardening, or a bucket of rusty horse shoes,” she said.

Veschore is one of seven demonstrating artists in the Thread Studio located on the sixth floor of the North Building in the Denver Art Museum. When demonstrating her craft in the museum, she uses a spinning wheel to transform raw materials into yarn. She uses this for various textile projects, including a complex knitted shawl. More

Wesselmann's Model & Muse Shares Memories with the Crowd at DAM Beyond Pop Art Preview
Blog: Meet the Artist

Wesselmann's Model & Muse Shares Memories with the Crowd at DAM Beyond Pop Art Preview

The Denver Art Museum is brimming with new exhibitions this summer. On July 10 we invited the media to see a sneak peek of Beyond Pop Art: A Tom Wesselmann Retrospective, opening July 13. Christoph Heinrich, Frederick and Jan Mayer Director of the DAM, Claire Wesselmann, the late artist’s model and muse, and Tom Wesselmann’s studio manager, Jeffrey Sturges, led the tour through the exhibition. More

First Glance/Second Look: Quilts from the Denver Art Museum Collection
Exhibition

First Glance/Second Look: Quilts from the Denver Art Museum Collection

Jun 1, 2014–Apr 19, 2015

A completely new exhibition in the textile art galleries features more than 20 quilts arranged in nine thematic groupings. Each section invites viewers to look closely at the different themes and variations. Visitors can discover common roots for motifs and patterns and creative differences in materials and techniques. More than half of the objects are recent acquisitions on view for the first time, while others, including The Matterhorn quilt (pictured below), are well-known treasures of the collection. More

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