TAG: textile

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

Textile Talks: Hidden in the Stitches - Quilt Discoveries (Feb. 5)
Event: Lectures & Programs

Textile Talks: Hidden in the Stitches - Quilt Discoveries (Feb. 5)

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

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

Textile Talks: First Viewing - New Acquisitions
Event: Lectures & Programs

Textile Talks: First Viewing - New Acquisitions

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

DAM curators and conservators do a show-and-tell of recent gifts to the collection and end-of-year acquisitions. 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. More

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

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

Textile Talks: What's in Store: Behind-the-Scenes Textile Art Activities, Part II (Dec. 18)
Event: Lectures & Programs

Textile Talks: What's in Store: Behind-the-Scenes Textile Art Activities, Part II (Dec. 18)

Wednesday, December 18, 2013 - 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: More

Event: Lectures & Programs

Textile Talks: What's in Store: Behind-the-Scenes Textile Art Activities, Part II (Dec. 4)

Wednesday, December 4, 2013 - 10:30am11:30am.

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: More

Event: Lectures & Programs

PreVIEW Talk: What's in Store: Behind-the-Scenes Textile Art Activities, Part I (Nov. 20)

Wednesday, November 20, 2013 - 1:30pm2:30pm.

Get a behind-the-scenes glimpse at how DAM staff prepares works of art for display. On a bi-weekly 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:

November 6, 10:30-11:30 am November 20, 1:30-2:30 pm

Tickets $5. More

Event: Lectures & Programs

PreVIEW Talk: What's in Store: Behind-the-Scenes Textile Art Activities, Part I (Nov. 6)

Wednesday, November 6, 2013 - 10:30am11:30am.

Get a behind-the-scenes glimpse at how DAM staff prepares works of art for display. On a bi-weekly 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:

November 6, 10:30-11:30 am November 20, 1:30-2:30 pm

Tickets $5.

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Photos of 1800s Japanese Fireman's Coat
Blog: Behind the Scenes

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
Blog: Behind the Scenes

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