TAG: textile

Textile Talk: Work in Progress
Event: Lectures & Programs

Textile Talk: Work in Progress

Wednesday, February 18, 2015 - 1:30pm2:30pm.

DAM conservation and curatorial staff discuss their latest work preparing for the spring’s tapestry exhibition.

$5, Pre-registration required.

Adult programs are supported by William Randolph Hearst Endowment for Education Programs, Nancy Benson Education Endowment Fund, CenturyLink Endowment, James Kelley and Amie Knox Education Endowment Fund, Macy’s Foundation, and the citizens who support the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD). More

Textile Talk: New Acquisitions
Event: Lectures & Programs

Textile Talk: New Acquisitions

Wednesday, February 4, 2015 - 10:30am11:30am.

Take a first look at new acquisitions to the textile collection with curator Alice Zrebiec.

$5, Pre-registration required.

Adult programs are supported by William Randolph Hearst Endowment for Education Programs, Nancy Benson Education Endowment Fund, CenturyLink Endowment, James Kelley and Amie Knox Education Endowment Fund, Macy’s Foundation, and the citizens who support the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD). More

Textile Talk: Surprises from Storage
Event: Lectures & Programs

Textile Talk: Surprises from Storage

Wednesday, January 21, 2015 - 1:30pm2:30pm.

Join DAM conservation and curatorial staff as they uncover new revelations from textile art collection storage.

$5, Pre-registration required.

Adult programs are supported by William Randolph Hearst Endowment for Education Programs, Nancy Benson Education Endowment Fund, CenturyLink Endowment, James Kelley and Amie Knox Education Endowment Fund, Macy’s Foundation, and the citizens who support the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD). More

Textile Talk: Serapes & Rio Grande Weavings
Event: Lectures & Programs

Textile Talk: Serapes & Rio Grande Weavings

Wednesday, January 7, 2015 - 10:30am11:30am.

Take advantage of this unique opportunity to explore the DAM’s holdings with expert Mark Winter.

$5, Pre-registration required.

Adult programs are supported by William Randolph Hearst Endowment for Education Programs, Nancy Benson Education Endowment Fund, CenturyLink Endowment, James Kelley and Amie Knox Education Endowment Fund, Macy’s Foundation, and the citizens who support the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD). More

Textile Talk: South Asian Textile Discoveries (Dec. 10)
Event: Lectures & Programs

Textile Talk: South Asian Textile Discoveries (Dec. 10)

Wednesday, December 10, 2014 - 10:30am11:30am.

Join visiting expert Dale Carolyn Gluckman, former head of the department of costume and textiles at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and a senior adviser to the Queen Sirikit Museum of Textiles in Bangkok, Thailand, as she reveals discoveries made while examining textiles from South Asia in the DAM’s collection.

$5. Pre-registration required.

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Textile Talk: Tapestries from Coptic to Contemporary, Part II (Dec. 3)
Event: Lectures & Programs

Textile Talk: Tapestries from Coptic to Contemporary, Part II (Dec. 3)

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

Get up to speed on the progress being made in planning the upcoming textile art exhibition--hear which tapestries from last month made the cut and which didn’t.

$5, Pre-registration required.

Adult programs are supported by William Randolph Hearst Endowment for Education Programs, Nancy Benson Education Endowment Fund, CenturyLink Endowment, James Kelley and Amie Knox Education Endowment Fund, Macy’s Foundation, and the citizens who support the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD). More

Textile Talk: Tapestries from Coptic to Contemporary, Part I (Nov. 19)
Event: Lectures & Programs

Textile Talk: Tapestries from Coptic to Contemporary, Part I (Nov. 19)

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

Join DAM conservation and curatorial staff as they vet tapestries from a range of time periods and cultures for this spring’s textile art exhibition

$5, Pre-registration required.

This lecture is also offered on Nov. 5, 10:30-11:30 am

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Textile Talk: Tapestries from Coptic to Contemporary, Part I (Nov. 5)
Event: Lectures & Programs

Textile Talk: Tapestries from Coptic to Contemporary, Part I (Nov. 5)

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

Join DAM conservation and curatorial staff as they vet tapestries from a range of time periods and cultures for this spring’s textile art exhibition.

This talk will be repeated on Nov. 19, 1:30-2:30 pm.

$5, Pre-registration required.

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Thread Studio Artist Profiles
Blog: Meet the Artist

Thread Studio Artist Profiles

This series introduces some of the fiber artists who conduct demonstrations in the Nancy Lake Benson Thread Studio. More

Meet Thread Studio Demo Artist Paula Veschore
Blog: Meet the Artist

Meet Thread Studio Demo Artist Paula Veschore

Spinner and textile artist Paula Veschore can find a project in anything. “Everything to me is an art project whether it’s weaving, gardening, or a bucket of rusty horse shoes,” she said.

Veschore is one of seven demonstrating artists in the Thread Studio located on the sixth floor of the North Building in the Denver Art Museum. When demonstrating her craft in the museum, she uses a spinning wheel to transform raw materials into yarn. She uses this for various textile projects, including a complex knitted shawl. More

Wesselmann's Model & Muse Shares Memories with the Crowd at DAM Beyond Pop Art Preview
Blog: Meet the Artist

Wesselmann's Model & Muse Shares Memories with the Crowd at DAM Beyond Pop Art Preview

The Denver Art Museum is brimming with new exhibitions this summer. On July 10 we invited the media to see a sneak peek of Beyond Pop Art: A Tom Wesselmann Retrospective, opening July 13. Christoph Heinrich, Frederick and Jan Mayer Director of the DAM, Claire Wesselmann, the late artist’s model and muse, and Tom Wesselmann’s studio manager, Jeffrey Sturges, led the tour through the exhibition. More

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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