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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

A Big Grant Makes a Big Difference for Textile Art
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A Big Grant Makes a Big Difference for Textile Art

In March 2013, the Denver Art Museum received a challenge grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation in New York to establish an endowment for the textile conservator in the museum’s conservation department. This prestigious award also included funds to create the first-ever fellowship in textile art conservation at the DAM. More

New on the DAM Calendar: Textile Talks & Workshops
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New on the DAM Calendar: Textile Talks & Workshops

Our celebration of textiles this year continues now that we have launched several more exciting projects at the DAM–the Thread Studio, a brand new textile gallery, and the opening of PreVIEW. The special spaces you may have discovered during Spun are still on view and now offer a suite of regular programming. More

Behind the Collection Doors: Storing the Textile Art Collection at the Denver Art Museum
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Behind the Collection Doors: Storing the Textile Art Collection at the Denver Art Museum

Last spring, the collections management department was busy preparing for the opening of the new textile art gallery and its inaugural exhibition, Cover Story, which features objects from the Denver Art Museum’s permanent textile art collection. In addition, the department also prepared the textile art permanent collection to be moved to a storage area near the gallery and preview spaces. More

Photos of 1800s Japanese Fireman's Coat
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Photos of 1800s Japanese Fireman's Coat

One of our recent Artwork of the Week picks on Facebook, a Japanese fireman’s coat from the late 1800s or early 1900s, sparked much interest within our Facebook community. Due to the positive feedback and dialogue the DAM staff received, we thought we’d share additional information on this artwork, including detail photos of the coat. More

Demystifying Lace
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Demystifying Lace

They kept telling me it was easy. “You never use more than four bobbins at a time.” That still seemed like a lot. Take one look at the lace bobbin pillow that the Rocky Mountain Lace Guild members donated to the Denver Art Museum’s new Thread Studio (photo below), and you’ll likely be as skeptical as I was. More

Blue Jeans: American or Italian?
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Blue Jeans: American or Italian?

Not so fast! In this blog post, my colleague Karen Brooks stated that denim work pants were developed by Levi Strauss in the 1800s. However, the question is: Where does the iconic fabric come from? More

Red, White & Bold: Masterworks of Navajo Design, 1840-1870
Exhibition

Red, White & Bold: Masterworks of Navajo Design, 1840-1870

May 19, 2013–Sep 22, 2013

While Navajo artists have been creating eye catching textiles since the late 1600s, the middle of the 1800s saw an explosion of color & design elaboration. This exhibition will present about 50 of the greatest examples of Navajo design expression.

Red, White and Bold: Masterworks of Navajo Design, 1840-1870 is part of the campus-wide exhibition Spun: Adventures in Textiles. More

Cover Story
Exhibition

Cover Story

May 19, 2013–Apr 27, 2014

La Historia de Portada, ha sido presentada en la exhibición inaugural de las nuevas galerías de arte textil los objetos en ella exhibidos reflejan las diferentes áreas geográficas y la diversidad de los textiles que forman parte de la colección permanente del Denver Art Museum. More

Spun: Adventures in Textiles
Exhibition

Spun: Adventures in Textiles

May 19, 2013–Sep 22, 2013

El Denver Art Museum observa muy ampliamente diferentes tipos de objetos textiles, entre ellos se encuentran los tejidos precolombinos y las colchas de los navajos, también hace una observación detallada de las prendas de vestir en el arte y la fotografía. Todo lo anterior y más, se encuentra exhibido en la presentación Spun: Adventures in Textiles (Hilado: Hazañas con textiles) la cual está presente a todo lo amplio de las instalaciones del museo. More

Spun is So Big You Can’t See It in One Visit
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Spun is So Big You Can’t See It in One Visit

Here at the Denver Art Museum, we do things in a big way. In the summer of 2011 we presented a wide-ranging celebration of clay during Marvelous Mud. This summer, in the same spirit, we are opening a campus-wide exhibition called Spun: Adventures in Textiles. At the center of this textile celebration is the museum’s newly opened and renovated textile art galleries on level six of the North Building. More

Irresistible: Multicolored Textiles from Asia
Exhibition

Irresistible: Multicolored Textiles from Asia

May 19, 2013–Oct 20, 2013

The use of resist-dye techniques is found in many Asian countries. This exhibition highlights eye-dazzling textiles from various cultural traditions, including weavings from Uzbekistan and Japan. Several of the garments in the exhibition are made with ikat—fabrics with patterns created by dyeing the threads before they are woven into cloth.

Irresistible: Multicolored Textiles from Asia is part of the campus-wide exhibition Spun: Adventures in Textiles. More

Western Duds: How Clothing Helped Create an Archetype
Exhibition

Western Duds: How Clothing Helped Create an Archetype

May 19, 2013–Sep 22, 2013

Western Duds explores the importance of textiles in the colorful history of the American West. The exhibition highlights four paintings paired with the uniquely western textiles they portray and celebrates western clothing and accessories as sources of artistic inspiration.

Western Duds is part of the campus-wide exhibition Spun: Adventures in Textiles. More

Cuppetelli & Mendoza: Transposition
Exhibition

Cuppetelli & Mendoza: Transposition

May 19, 2013–Dec 1, 2013

A collaboration between artists Annica Cuppetelli and Cristobal Mendoza, Cuppetelli and Mendoza: Transposition is a site-specific installation that explores the intersection between traditional craft and digital technology. The artwork consists of elastic ropes that are illuminated by software driven video projections. More

Material World
Exhibition

Material World

May 19, 2013–Jan 4, 2015

From recycled plastics and bound clothing to woven silks and charred tree limbs, Material World illustrates the wide range of materials and techniques used by contemporary artists. More

Pattern Play: The Contemporary Designs of Jacqueline Groag
Exhibition

Pattern Play: The Contemporary Designs of Jacqueline Groag

May 19, 2013–Nov 3, 2013

This exhibition provides a rare opportunity to view original works on paper alongside Czech-born Jacqueline Groag's lively, bold designs for furnishing textiles, dress fabrics, laminates and other decorative surfaces. More

Red, White & Bold: Masterworks of Navajo Design, 1840-1870
Exhibition

Red, White & Bold: Masterworks of Navajo Design, 1840-1870

May 19, 2013–Sep 22, 2013

While Navajo artists have been creating eye catching textiles since the late 1600s, the middle of the 1800s saw an explosion of color & design elaboration. This exhibition will present about 50 of the greatest examples of Navajo design expression.

Red, White and Bold: Masterworks of Navajo Design, 1840-1870 is part of the campus-wide exhibition Spun: Adventures in Textiles. More

Cover Story
Exhibition

Cover Story

May 19, 2013–Apr 27, 2014

Featured in the inaugural show for the new textile art galleries, the objects in Cover Story mirror the diverse geographical areas and range of textiles found in the Denver Art Museum's permanent collection. More

Nick Cave: Sojourn
Exhibition

Nick Cave: Sojourn

Jun 9, 2013–Sep 22, 2013

“Artist Nick Cave’s gorgeous creations are a must-see at the DAM....” – Michael Paglia, Westword

Sojourn will delight audiences of all ages with its sophisticated blend of color and whimsy." – Westword

Nick Cave: Sojourn is a multisensory experience unlike any other.... Cave’s imagination is a whimsical, talented land that begs you to immerse yourself.”– Daliah Singer, 5280 More