Spun: Adventures in Textiles

May 19, 2013–September 22, 2013
Now Closed: May 19, 2013–Sep 22, 2013
Throughout the museum complex

Find a list of the numerous DAM collection-inspired Spun exhibitions below and other Spun programming in the Related Events area box.

"Every piece is a gem...." – Michael Paglia, Westword

"It's enough for multiple visits this summer." – Ray Rinaldi, The Denver Post

"Spun is an amazing exhibit, taking you around the world and through history in fabric." – Greg Moody, CBS4

The Denver Art Museum takes a wide-ranging look at textiles from pre-Columbian weavings to Navajo blankets to an examination of clothing in art and photography in the campus-wide exhibition Spun: Adventures in Textiles.

The museum’s newly opened and renovated textile art galleries and its inaugural show Cover Story are at the heart of this campus-wide event.

Spun also features special in-gallery moments, like a stunning seventeenth-century painting by the Master of the Blue Jeans and Flash of Red, Glint of Gold: Woven Riches of South America, which showcases vivid, multidimensional works created by South American artists in workshops separated by hundreds of miles and more than five centuries of history.

There also is extensive programming encouraging visitors to join in the exploration of this vibrant medium, including a drop-in Quilt Studio, collaborative projects with artists and creative groups, new in-gallery opportunities supported by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, the Institute For Figuring's Crochet Coral Reef project, a dye garden, and an artist-in-residency with Marie Watt.

Spun: Adventures in Textiles is organized by the Denver Art Museum. Funding is provided by PB&K Family Foundation, the generous donors to the Annual Fund Leadership Campaign and the citizens who support the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD). Spun education programming is made possible by a grant from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services. Promotional support is provided by 5280 Magazine, CBS4, and The Denver Post.