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Conserving a Spanish Colonial Table Cover (Videos)
Blog: Behind the Scenes

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
Event: Lectures & Programs

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
Blog: Behind the Scenes

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)
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 (April 1)
Event: Lectures & Programs

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)
Event: Lectures & Programs

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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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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Conserving Shattered Silk in an Early 20th Century Souvenir Ribbon Quilt
Blog: Behind the Scenes

Conserving Shattered Silk in an Early 20th Century Souvenir Ribbon Quilt

Lyrical, structured, bold, colorful, whimsical, meticulous, commemorative, and even “crazy," the quilts currently on display in First Glance/Second Look: Quilts from the Denver Art Museum Collection cover a staggering amount of design territory. Enticing the viewer’s eye to the back of the gallery is a striking grid of red and black interspersed with a rainbow of other colors. More

Textile Art & Fashion
Collection

Textile Art & Fashion

Textile Art Gallery, Level 6, North Building

The collections of the department of textile art encompass over 5,000 objects from Asia, Europe, North and South America, and range from archeological textiles to contemporary works of art in fiber. More