TAG: textile

Final Weeks to See Sleight of Hand
Blog: Behind the Scenes

Final Weeks to See Sleight of Hand

Sleight of Hand will close on November 25. This visually interactive exhibition presents 14 contemporary artists, born between the 1930s and 1960s. More

A Look Inside the Textile Conservation Process
Blog: Behind the Scenes

A Look Inside the Textile Conservation Process

In the beginning of the summer, I began working at the DAM. Since then, I have been reviewing objects selected for upcoming textile art exhibitions to determine the conservation treatments that will be required and ensuring that necessary supplies and equipment are on hand to perform the treatments. I am undertaking the conservation of textile-based collections in the Margaret Page Conservation Laboratory in the lower level of the Hamilton Building. More

How the DAM Uses Rare-Earth Magnets with Art Installations
Blog: Behind the Scenes

How the DAM Uses Rare-Earth Magnets with Art Installations

Many of us have seen small, super-strong magnets in toys like Buckyballs sets and NeoCubes. These are called rare-earth magnets as they are made using elements such as neodymium and samarium that are classified as rare earth metals. These magnets appear in all kinds of everyday items including jewelry, guitars, speakers, cordless tools and even hybrid vehicles.

But how many of us have ever considered hanging art with magnets? More

Threads of Heaven: Silken Legacy of China’s Last Dynasty
Exhibition

Threads of Heaven: Silken Legacy of China’s Last Dynasty

Oct 30, 2011–Jan 29, 2012

Drawn exclusively from the DAM’s collection of Chinese textiles and costumes, Threads of Heaven: Silken Legacy of China's Last Dynasty presents a glimpse into the latter years of the court and culture of the Qing Dynasty and the final days of empire in China. Among the approximately 100 pieces on view are court robes and accessories, many of which denote the wearer’s specific rank. More

Sleight of Hand
Exhibition

Sleight of Hand

Apr 9, 2011–Nov 25, 2012

Meet 14 contemporary artists whose works surprise the eye while challenging and intriguing our powers of perception. Masters of alchemy who employ materials ranging from anticipated to astonishing, these artists push time-honored textile techniques—embroidery, quilting, weaving, netting, crochet, coiling, and ikat—to unexpected extremes and invent new methods to achieve their creative vision. More

Textile Art & Fashion
Collection

Textile Art & Fashion

Textile Art Gallery, Level 6, North Building

The collections of the department of textile art encompass over 5,000 objects from Asia, Europe, North and South America, and range from archeological textiles to contemporary works of art in fiber. More

Denver Art Museum Announces Major Textile Art Initiative