TAG: textile

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

Local Designer Styles Spun-Inspired Outfits
Blog: Making & Doing

Local Designer Styles Spun-Inspired Outfits

Recently, I came across the work of a local fashion designer and blogger Tess Vigil. As it turns out, her father, Angel Vigil, has been a partner-artist with Denver Art Museum’s CelebrARTE program. Since our upcoming CelebrARTE theme is Traje, outfits have been on my mind. I asked her to style an outfit inspired by the campus-wide summer exhibition Spun: Adventures in Textiles. More

Blue Jeans: American or Italian?
Blog: Behind the Scenes

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
Blog: Behind the Scenes

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

PreVIEW Talks: Inspired by the Collection (July 17)
Event: Lectures & Programs

PreVIEW Talks: Inspired by the Collection (July 17)

Wednesday, July 17, 2013 - 10:30am11:30am.

DAM members can join curatorial and conservation staff for special thematic discussions that offer insider insights on their detailed work with textile art collection objects. Learn about a collection artist's inspiration and complexities of materials. Led by Allison McCloskey, Associate Textile Conservator; Stefania Van Dyke, Master Teacher for Textile Art and Special Projects; and Jane Mathews, quilt artist.

This program will be offered twice:

July 9, 1-2 pm July 17, 10:30-11:30 am

Ticketed, members only, $5. Space limited. More

PreVIEW Talks: Inspired by the Collection (July 9)
Event: Lectures & Programs

PreVIEW Talks: Inspired by the Collection (July 9)

Tuesday, July 9, 2013 - 1:00pm2:00pm.

DAM members can join curatorial and conservation staff for special thematic discussions that offer insider insights on their detailed work with textile art collection objects. Learn about a collection artist's inspiration and complexities of materials. Led by Allison McCloskey, Associate Textile Conservator; Stefania Van Dyke, Master Teacher for Textile Art and Special Projects; and Jane Mathews, quilt artist.

This program will be offered twice:

July 9, 1-2 pm July 17, 10:30 - 11:30 am

Ticketed, members only, $5. Space limited. More

Conversation with Curator: Cover Story
Event: Lectures & Programs

Conversation with Curator: Cover Story

Friday, May 24, 2013 - 4:00pm5:00pm.

Alice Zrebiec, Avenir Foundation Curator of Textile Art, gives a guided tour of Cover Story, the inaugural exhibition for the brand new, greatly expanded textile art gallery.

Conversations with Curators feature lively discussions with different curators on the first Friday of every month. During Spun, additional Conversations are being scheduled.

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

Meet at 4 pm 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