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PreVIEW Open Window
Event: Lectures & Programs

PreVIEW Open Window

Occurs every Wednesday. Next Occurs on Wednesday, March 1, 2017 - 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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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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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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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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