TAG: textile

PreVIEW Open Window
Event: Lectures & Programs

PreVIEW Open Window

Occurs every Wednesday. Next Occurs on Wednesday, December 7, 2016 - 10:30am12:00pm.

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

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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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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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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“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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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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The Radiant Sun: Designer Ruth Adler Schnee
Event: Lectures & Programs

The Radiant Sun: Designer Ruth Adler Schnee

Film Screening and Reception
Saturday, March 12, 2016 - 6:00pm7:30pm.

View a screening of the documentary film The Radiant Sun pays tribute to and explores the life and work of mid-century American designer Ruth Adler Schnee, a German Jewish immigrant who settled in Detroit and became an influential textile and interior designer. More

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

Event: Lectures & Programs

Spinzilla

Sunday, October 11, 2015 - 10:30am4:00pm.

Join us as local spinners team up for a friendly yarn-spinning competition. 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

Textile Talk (April 15)
Event: Lectures & Programs

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 (March 4)
Event: Lectures & Programs

Textile Talk (March 4)

Wednesday, March 4, 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: Work in Progress
Event: Lectures & Programs

Textile Talk: Work in Progress

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

DAM conservation and curatorial staff discuss their latest work preparing for the spring’s tapestry exhibition.

$5, Pre-registration required.

Adult programs are supported by William Randolph Hearst Endowment for Education Programs, Nancy Benson Education Endowment Fund, CenturyLink Endowment, James Kelley and Amie Knox Education Endowment Fund, Macy’s Foundation, and the citizens who support the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD). More

Textile Talk: New Acquisitions
Event: Lectures & Programs

Textile Talk: New Acquisitions

Wednesday, February 4, 2015 - 10:30am11:30am.

Take a first look at new acquisitions to the textile collection with curator Alice Zrebiec.

$5, Pre-registration required.

Adult programs are supported by William Randolph Hearst Endowment for Education Programs, Nancy Benson Education Endowment Fund, CenturyLink Endowment, James Kelley and Amie Knox Education Endowment Fund, Macy’s Foundation, and the citizens who support the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD). More

Textile Talk: Surprises from Storage
Event: Lectures & Programs

Textile Talk: Surprises from Storage

Wednesday, January 21, 2015 - 1:30pm2:30pm.

Join DAM conservation and curatorial staff as they uncover new revelations from textile art collection storage.

$5, Pre-registration required.

Adult programs are supported by William Randolph Hearst Endowment for Education Programs, Nancy Benson Education Endowment Fund, CenturyLink Endowment, James Kelley and Amie Knox Education Endowment Fund, Macy’s Foundation, and the citizens who support the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD). More

Textile Talk: Serapes & Rio Grande Weavings
Event: Lectures & Programs

Textile Talk: Serapes & Rio Grande Weavings

Wednesday, January 7, 2015 - 10:30am11:30am.

Take advantage of this unique opportunity to explore the DAM’s holdings with expert Mark Winter.

$5, Pre-registration required.

Adult programs are supported by William Randolph Hearst Endowment for Education Programs, Nancy Benson Education Endowment Fund, CenturyLink Endowment, James Kelley and Amie Knox Education Endowment Fund, Macy’s Foundation, and the citizens who support the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD). More

Textile Talk: South Asian Textile Discoveries (Dec. 10)
Event: Lectures & Programs

Textile Talk: South Asian Textile Discoveries (Dec. 10)

Wednesday, December 10, 2014 - 10:30am11:30am.

Join visiting expert Dale Carolyn Gluckman, former head of the department of costume and textiles at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and a senior adviser to the Queen Sirikit Museum of Textiles in Bangkok, Thailand, as she reveals discoveries made while examining textiles from South Asia in the DAM’s collection.

$5. Pre-registration required.

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Textile Talk: Tapestries from Coptic to Contemporary, Part II (Dec. 3)
Event: Lectures & Programs

Textile Talk: Tapestries from Coptic to Contemporary, Part II (Dec. 3)

Wednesday, December 3, 2014 - 10:30am11:30am.

Get up to speed on the progress being made in planning the upcoming textile art exhibition--hear which tapestries from last month made the cut and which didn’t.

$5, Pre-registration required.

Adult programs are supported by William Randolph Hearst Endowment for Education Programs, Nancy Benson Education Endowment Fund, CenturyLink Endowment, James Kelley and Amie Knox Education Endowment Fund, Macy’s Foundation, and the citizens who support the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD). More

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