TAG: textile

Textile Talk: Preparing Tapestries for Exhibit, Part 2 (Oct. 15)
Event: Lectures & Programs

Textile Talk: Preparing Tapestries for Exhibit, Part 2 (Oct. 15)

Wednesday, October 15, 2014 - 1:30pm2:30pm.

The DAM conservation team continues its work readying tapestries from the museum’s collection to go on view—see their progress and latest challenges and solutions!

This program also offered October 1, 10:30-11:30 am

$5; pre-registration required.

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Textile Talk: Preparing Tapestries for Exhibit, Part 2 (Oct. 1)
Event: Lectures & Programs

Textile Talk: Preparing Tapestries for Exhibit, Part 2 (Oct. 1)

Wednesday, October 1, 2014 - 10:30am11:30am.

The DAM conservation team continues its work readying tapestries from the museum’s collection to go on view—see their progress and latest challenges and solutions!

Program will repeat on October 15, 1:30-2:30 pm

$5; pre-registration required.

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Textile Talk: Preparing Tapestries for Exhibit, Part 1 (Sept. 17)
Event: Lectures & Programs

Textile Talk: Preparing Tapestries for Exhibit, Part 1 (Sept. 17)

Wednesday, September 17, 2014 - 1:30pm2:30pm.

Watch DAM conservators work and learn what it takes to make the museum’s tapestries gallery- and display-ready.

Program also offered September 3, 10:30-11:30 am

Tickets are $5; pre-registration required. More

Textile Talk: Preparing Tapestries for Exhibit, Part 1 (Sept. 3)
Event: Lectures & Programs

Textile Talk: Preparing Tapestries for Exhibit, Part 1 (Sept. 3)

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

Watch DAM conservators work and learn what it takes to make the museum’s tapestries gallery- and display-ready.

Program will repeat on September 17, 1:30-2:30 pm

Tickets are $5; pre-registration required. More

Textile Talks: Collection Investigation—Tapestries & Samplers, Part II (August 6)
Event: Lectures & Programs

Textile Talks: Collection Investigation—Tapestries & Samplers, Part II (August 6)

Wednesday, August 6, 2014 - 10:30am11:30am.

DAM conservators continue work getting objects from storage exhibit-ready. Learn about tools, processes, and equipment; special conditions necessary for fragile objects; and the general “hows and whys” of conservation.

Tickets are $5. Pre-registration is required.

This program will be repeated August 20, 1:30-2:30 pm

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Textile Talks: Collection Investigation—Tapestries & Samplers, Part I (July 16)
Event: Lectures & Programs

Textile Talks: Collection Investigation—Tapestries & Samplers, Part I (July 16)

Wednesday, July 16, 2014 - 1:30pm2:30pm.

Join DAM conservators as they get a head start on future exhibitions and bring out objects that have long been in storage for a first look and initial assessment. Learn about tools, processes, and equipment; special conditions necessary for fragile objects; and the general “hows and whys” of conservation.

Ticket prices: $5. Pre-registration required.

This program also offered July 2, 10:30-11:30 am More

Textile Talks: Collection Investigation—Tapestries & Samplers, Part I (July 2)
Event: Lectures & Programs

Textile Talks: Collection Investigation—Tapestries & Samplers, Part I (July 2)

Wednesday, July 2, 2014 - 10:30am11:30am.

Join DAM conservators as they get a head start on future exhibitions and bring out objects that have long been in storage for a first look and initial assessment. Learn about tools, processes, and equipment; special conditions necessary for fragile objects; and the general “hows and whys” of conservation.

Tickets are $5. Pre-registration required.

This program will be repeated on July 16, 1:30-2:30 pm More

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

Thread Studio Workshop: Stitching Stories
Event: Lectures & Programs

Thread Studio Workshop: Stitching Stories

Sunday, July 13, 2014 - 1:00pm3:00pm.

Take a closer look at extraordinary embroidery samples in the new exhibition First Glance/Second Look: Quilts from the Denver Art Museum Collection with local fiber artist Lalania Simone. Then pick up some needlework skills and create your own embellished toile wall hanging using a few simple, stylish stiches.

Included with admission, so free for members. Space is limited and registration will be required.

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Textile Talks: Interdisciplinary Textiles: Bark Cloths (June 18)
Event: Lectures & Programs

Textile Talks: Interdisciplinary Textiles: Bark Cloths (June 18)

Wednesday, June 18, 2014 - 1:30pm2:30pm.

See how DAM conservators approach multimedia textiles from the museum’s Oceanic collection. Get a behind-the-scenes glimpse at how DAM staff assess, handle, and treat objects from the textile art collection. Learn about tools, processes, and equipment; special conditions necessary for fragile objects; and the general “hows and whys” of conservation.

Program also available on June 4, 10:30–11:30 am

$5. Pre-registration required. More

Textile Talks: Interdisciplinary Textiles: Bark Cloths (June 4)
Event: Lectures & Programs

Textile Talks: Interdisciplinary Textiles: Bark Cloths (June 4)

Wednesday, June 4, 2014 - 10:30am11:30am.

See how DAM conservators approach multimedia textiles from the museum’s Oceanic collection. Get a behind-the-scenes glimpse at how DAM staff assess, handle, and treat objects from the textile art collection. Learn about tools, processes, and equipment; special conditions necessary for fragile objects; and the general “hows and whys” of conservation.

Program also available on June 18, 1:30–2:30 pm

$5. Pre-registration required. More

Event: Lectures & Programs

Conversation with Curator: First Glance/Second Look

Friday, June 6, 2014 - 4:00pm5:00pm.

Explore First Glance/Second Look: Quilts from the Denver Art Museum Collection with curator Alice Zrebiec.

Conversations with Curators feature lively discussions with different curators on the first Friday of the month.

All Conversations are free with general admission and no reservations are needed.

Meet at 4 pm in the elevator lobby on level six of the North Building,

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Lecture by Sheila O’Hara: Hand Jacquard Weaving—One Thread at a Time
Event: Lectures (old category)

Lecture by Sheila O’Hara: Hand Jacquard Weaving—One Thread at a Time

Sunday, March 16, 2014 - 10:30am12:00pm.

Sheila O’Hara’s innovative and often humorous tapestries have gained international attention. Her latest work includes lush landscapes, a series of jacquard tapestries inspired by Edward Curtis photographs of Native American Indians and most recently, some of her imaginary landscapes. Her work has been featured in numerous publications and is in many public, private and museum collections including the de Young Museum and the Denver Art Museum. More

Textile Talks: Almost on View—Preparing Quilts for Installation (April 16)
Event: Lectures & Programs

Textile Talks: Almost on View—Preparing Quilts for Installation (April 16)

Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 1:30pm2:30pm.

Join conservation and curatorial staff as they put the final touches on quilts that will be installed in preparation for an exhibition opening in June. Get a behind-the-scenes glimpse at how DAM staff assess, handle, and treat objects from the textile art collection. Learn about tools, processes, and equipment; special conditions necessary for fragile objects; and the general “hows and whys” of conservation.

Program also available on April 2, 10:30–11:30 am

$5. Pre-registration required. More

Textile Talks: Almost on View—Preparing Quilts for Installation (April 2)
Event: Lectures & Programs

Textile Talks: Almost on View—Preparing Quilts for Installation (April 2)

Wednesday, April 2, 2014 - 10:30am11:30am.

Join conservation and curatorial staff as they put the final touches on quilts that will be installed in preparation for an exhibition opening in June. Get a behind-the-scenes glimpse at how DAM staff assess, handle, and treat objects from the textile art collection. Learn about tools, processes, and equipment; special conditions necessary for fragile objects; and the general “hows and whys” of conservation.

Program repeats on April 16, 1:30–2:30 pm

$5. Pre-registration required. More

Textile Talks: Quilt Queries—Treatments in Action (March 19)
Event: Lectures & Programs

Textile Talks: Quilt Queries—Treatments in Action (March 19)

Wednesday, March 19, 2014 - 1:30pm2:30pm.

Conservators Allison McCloskey and Julie Benner discuss their work to ready quilts for display. Get a behind-the-scenes glimpse at how DAM staff assess, handle, and treat objects from the textile art collection. Learn about tools, processes, and equipment; special conditions necessary for fragile objects; and the general “hows and whys” of conservation.

Program also offered March 5, 10:30–11:30 am

$5; pre-registration required. More

Textile Talks: Quilt Queries—Treatments in Action (March 5)
Event: Lectures & Programs

Textile Talks: Quilt Queries—Treatments in Action (March 5)

Wednesday, March 5, 2014 - 10:30am11:30am.

Conservators Allison McCloskey and Julie Benner discuss their work to ready quilts for display. Get a behind-the-scenes glimpse at how DAM staff assess, handle, and treat objects from the textile art collection. Learn about tools, processes, and equipment; special conditions necessary for fragile objects; and the general “hows and whys” of conservation.

Program repeats on March 19, 1:30–2:30 pm

$5; pre-registration required. More

A Big Grant Makes a Big Difference for Textile Art
Blog: Behind the Scenes

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
Blog: Behind the Scenes

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

Textile Talks: Hidden in the Stitches - Quilt Discoveries (Feb. 19) - SOLD OUT
Event: Lectures & Programs

Textile Talks: Hidden in the Stitches - Quilt Discoveries (Feb. 19) - SOLD OUT

Wednesday, February 19, 2014 - 1:30pm2:30pm.

Get a behind-the-scenes glimpse at how DAM staff prepares works of art for display. On a biweekly basis, visitors can observe and interact with conservation and other staff as they assess, handle, and treat objects from the textile art collection. Learn about tools, processes, and equipment; special conditions necessary for fragile objects; and the general “hows and whys” of conservation.

This program will be offered twice:

February 5, 10:30-11:30 am

February 19, 1:30-2:30 pm More