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    • New on the DAM Calendar: Textile Talks & Workshops
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      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

    • DAM Grown: A Day at the Pop-up Dye Garden
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      DAM Grown: A Day at the Pop-up Dye Garden

      Our Pop-up Dye Garden (part of Spun: Adventures in Textiles) has weathered the Colorado summer and is still growing and blooming on the Martin Plaza! The colorful plaza oasis will be up until September 27, so there is still time to take a peek at what has sprouted over the past few months. You may be surprised to see that many of the dye plants in the DAM’s dye garden are already growing in your backyard. More

    • Stories and Secrets in Cover Story
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      Stories and Secrets in Cover Story

      I will be the first to admit that I am not the best at “careful looking.” I can miss entire herds of deer on the side of the road or a lone pothole smack dab in the middle of the sidewalk. On a recent visit to the new textile art galleries with curator Alice Zrebiec, I benefitted from her incredible attention to detail. Cover Story, the inaugural exhibition in the new galleries, holds treasures from the museum’s collection and offers fun facts about how the world uses textiles. More

    • dDIY #11: Make a Stab-Bound Book
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      dDIY #11: Make a Stab-Bound Book

      As part of every Untitled program, the DAM invites a local creative to come to the museum to find inspiration for a new work. The artists then share their new creations during Untitled in a series called MakeARTtalk. During Untitled #55 (Bound) local, multidisciplinary artist Alicia Bailey found what speaks to her. Drawing from Sutra Box with Covers in the Asian art collection, Alicia made Every Step a Lotus. More

    • Photos of 1800s Japanese Fireman's Coat
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      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
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      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

    • Weave Your Way to the North Building’s Spun Shop
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      Weave Your Way to the North Building’s Spun Shop

      Spun: Adventures in Textiles features an examination of textiles from pre-Columbian weavings to Navajo blankets. In honor of this campus-wide exhibition, the Museum Shop has launched a new line of textile-related merchandise at the North Building shop. Whether you want to take a piece of the exhibition home or try to create your own textile art, the Museum Shop has the perfect selection of merchandise for you. More

    • DAM’s Spun Inspires a Colorful Menu with Latin Flair at Palettes
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      DAM’s Spun Inspires a Colorful Menu with Latin Flair at Palettes

      Palettes Contemporary Cuisine at the Denver Art Museum often reflects the art featured in the museum on its plates and aims to enhance visitors’ sensory experiences while visiting the DAM. The on-site restaurant has now created a menu inspired by the current exhibition Spun: Adventures in Textiles. A campus-wide exhibition celebrating textile art and comprised of ten shows, Spun provided chef Kevin Taylor and executive chef Austin Cueto with plenty of material to create their own delectable masterpieces. More

    • Spinning Some Yarns at Fancy Tiger Crafts
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      Spinning Some Yarns at Fancy Tiger Crafts

      Now that our museum-wide exhibition Spun: Adventures in Textiles has officially launched, all of us who were working so frantically right up to opening day can finally take a moment to fully inhale, exhale, and reflect. This is a good moment for us to look back on some of the highlights from our experience developing the Nancy Lake Benson Thread Studio on the Level 6 of the North Building. More

    • Not Interested in Textiles? Spun Still Has Something for You
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      Not Interested in Textiles? Spun Still Has Something for You

      Yes, several of the exhibitions in Spun: Adventures in Textiles feature quilts and clothing (and fun craft opportunities for folks interested in quilting, sewing, and crocheting). But there are also aspects of Spun that tickle other fancies, including: More

    • Local Designer Styles Spun-Inspired Outfits
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      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

    • The Denver Satellite Reef: Crocheting Community
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      The Denver Satellite Reef: Crocheting Community

      In March, we started organizing Colorado’s crocheters to create The Denver Satellite Reef, an offshoot of the Crochet Coral Reef project from the Institute For Figuring. Through a series of ongoing workshops, we’ve not only been building the reef, we’ve also been building a tight-knit (or tight-crocheted) community of contributors. I’d like to share how one contributor, Diane Anderson, describes this process, which she terms “collaboration in hyperbolic terms”: More

    • Blue Jeans: American or Italian?
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      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

    • Spun is So Big You Can’t See It in One Visit
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      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

    • Untitled #56 (Current): Energy = Music x Collaborative Art
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      Untitled #56 (Current): Energy = Music x Collaborative Art

      April 25 update: Here is the program for this month's Untitled.

      Need to exert some of that snowed-in energy that has been building up the past few months? Let it loose at this month’s Untitled #56 (Current), when we’ll look at electrical outputs, energizing sounds, and sacred energies. More