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Quilt for Conservation Uncovered program at the Denver Art Museum

Conservation Uncovered

Occurs every Saturday through August 20, 2016. Next Occurs on

The Conservation Uncovered program ended as of August 20, 2016. More

PreVIEW Open Window

PreVIEW Open Window

Occurs every Wednesday. Next Occurs on Wednesday, September 14, 2016 - 10:30am12:00pm.

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

Margaret Charlton and the shawl she knitted for the touch table in the Thread Studio

Knitter 'Yarn Bombs' Touch Table in the Thread Studio

Note: The Thread Studio, Textile Art Gallery, and PreVIEW Open Window will be closed for installation August 8–September 10. More

Kosode with waterfall, chrysanthemums, and footed tray, Early Edo period, 17th century.

The History of the Kimono

with Dr. Hiroko Johnson
Wednesday, October 19, 2016 - 12:00pm1:00pm.

Originally an imported fashion from China made popular by courtesans (who wore their under clothing as fashion, just like Madonna!), kimono have evolved to become the iconic dress of Japan.

Follow the development of design, uses, style, and decorative techniques in kimono with Dr. Hiroko Johnson, Professor Emeritus and Lecturer in Japanese Art History, San Diego State University.

Doors open at 11:30 am. More

Comme des Garçons, Jacket with Skirt, “Body Meets Dress, Dress Meets Body” collection, Spring/ Summer 1997
Event: Members

Shock Wave: Japanese Fashion Design, 1980s–90s Member Preview

Saturday, September 10, 2016 - 10:00am5:00pm.

Members see the exhibition first; plus, save 20% on all purchases at The Shops. More

Marie Watt, Blanket Story

Marie Watt

In Conversation with Artist and Oral Historian James McElhinney
Wednesday, June 15, 2016 - 6:00pm7:00pm.

This event will feature artist Marie Watt in conversation with oral historian James McElhinney. Watt draws from history, biography, protofeminism, and Indigenous principles, and uses materials that are conceptually attached to narrative: in particular, exploring the stories connected with commonplace woolen blankets, cedar, and iron. More

Drop-In Drawing: Frottage

Drop-In Drawing: Frottage

Tuesday, May 10, 2016 - 1:00pm3:00pm.

Using Creative Crossroads: The Art of Tapestry exhibit as inspiration, we will be exploring the art of frottage, a French term meaning “to rub.” More

The Radiant Sun: Designer Ruth Adler Schnee

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
Opens September 11, 2016

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

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

Announcing 3 New Curators at the DAM

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

Spinzilla

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

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

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

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

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

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