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    • Textile storage assistants roll textiles
      Blog: Behind the Scenes

      See How the DAM Updated Textile Art Storage

      Thanks to a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, the collections management department just completed an upgrade of the rolled textile storage collection. See their work in a time-lapse video and photographs. More

    • Announcing 3 New Curators at the DAM
      Blog: Behind the Scenes

      Announcing 3 New Curators at the DAM

      The Denver Art Museum recently announced that three curators joined the museum. Below is a brief introduction. Stay tuned for more information and opportunities to get to know them and their growing art collections.

      Tianlong Jiao, Joseph de Heer Curator of Asian Art More

    • Tapestry Video 4: Cleaning & Stabilizing
      Blog: Behind the Scenes

      Tapestry Video 4: Cleaning & Stabilizing

      In preparation for Creative Crossroads: The Art of Tapestry, (now closed) the Denver Art Museum's staff have been working on a Spanish Colonial table cover in PreVIEW (a behind-the-scenes visible staging area in our textile art gallery).

      Curators have examined it and explored its history, and textile art conservators have been testing and repairing the tapestry. In this video, conservators clean and stabilize the tapestry. More

    • Tapestry Video 3: A Plan for Repair
      Blog: Behind the Scenes

      Tapestry Video 3: A Plan for Repair

      In preparation for Creative Crossroads: The Art of Tapestry (now closed) the Denver Art Museum’s staff have been working on a Spanish Colonial table cover in PreVIEW (a behind-the-scenes visible staging area in our textile art gallery).

      Curators have examined it and explored its history, and textile art conservators have been testing and repairing the tapestry. In this video, textile conservator Allison McCloskey assesses the table cover for damage and comes up with a plan for repair. More

    • Tapestry Video 2:  Discovering Symbols & Motifs
      Blog: Behind the Scenes

      Tapestry Video 2: Discovering Symbols & Motifs

      In preparation for Creative Crossroads: The Art of Tapestry, (now closed) the Denver Art Museum's staff have been working on a Spanish Colonial table cover in PreVIEW (a behind-the-scenes visible staging area in our textile art gallery). More

    • Tapestry Video 1: Clues about the Creation & Use
      Blog: Behind the Scenes

      Tapestry Video 1: Clues about the Creation & Use

      In preparation for Creative Crossroads: The Art of Tapestry, (now closed) the Denver Art Museum’s staff have been working on a Spanish Colonial table cover in PreVIEW (a behind-the-scenes visible staging area in our textile art gallery). More

    • Video still taken from a series of videos documenting the conservation of a Spanish Colonial table cover at the Denver Art Museum. This image shows a textile conservator repairing the tapestry.
      Blog: Conservation

      Conserving a Spanish Colonial Table Cover (Videos)

      This series of videos tracks the progress of a Spanish Colonial table cover as the museum's staff prepares it for exhibition. Watch as curators examine it and explore its history, and textile art conservators test and repair the tapestry. More

    • Thanks to an IMLS Grant the DAM is Upgrading Textile Art Storage
      Blog: Behind the Scenes

      Thanks to an IMLS Grant the DAM is Upgrading Textile Art Storage

      Recently, the Denver Art Museum received a major grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) to help us improve how we store works of art in our textile art collection. Since preserving artworks in the collection is part of our mission, we are very excited that we will be installing new rolling screens that will improve storage and access for textile artworks. The new storage system will streamline preparation for the expanded calendar of textile art exhibitions, rotations, and programs. More

    • Conserving Shattered Silk in an Early 20th Century Souvenir Ribbon Quilt
      Blog: Conservation

      Conserving Shattered Silk in an Early 20th Century Souvenir Ribbon Quilt

      Lyrical, structured, bold, colorful, whimsical, meticulous, commemorative, and even “crazy," the quilts currently on display in First Glance/Second Look: Quilts from the Denver Art Museum Collection cover a staggering amount of design territory. Enticing the viewer’s eye to the back of the gallery is a striking grid of red and black interspersed with a rainbow of other colors. More

    • 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

    • 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

    • 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

    • 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