Friday, May 10, 2013

Textiles come to Denver Art Museum!

Hello All,
Finally textiles are weaving their way to top of many art exhibits.
Most of you reading this blog have been, like me, interested in cloth and textiles for so many years.
I know most of you live away from Denver, but after I visit the collection, probably in August, I will give you my impression of it!

So I am excited to announce:

The Denver Art Museum (DAM) 
is gearing up to unveil its summer textile exhibition!

Spun:Adventures in Textiles

May 19–September 22, 2013.

The museum-wide exhibition blends ancient traditions and surprising innovations in the textile arts. It will be home to an extensive collection of artworks that range from pre-Columbian weavings to modern fiber art, Navajo blankets to an examination of clothing in paintings and photography.

From wool to recycled plastics, embroidered silk to buttons, a variety of materials and mediums will emerge in a rich and colorful spectacle. 

For more information, link here or visit
images with permission from the DAM

 Here are some highlights!

Rain cloak (charkheb), Bhutan, early 1900s. Woven wool. Denver Art Museum; Neusteter Textile Collection: Textile Art department funds, by exchange. 
Lucas Samaras, Reconstruction #20, 1977. Sewn
fabrics; 87 x 85 in. Denver Art Museum; National Endowment for the Arts, Dayton Hudson Foundation, Alliance for Contemporary Art M/M Edward Strauss, M/M Donald S. Graham, and anonymous donor,
© the artist.

Unknown Navajo Artist, Blanket, Chief’s Style–Third Phase, 1860s. Wool and dye. Denver Art Museum; Native Arts acquisition funds. 
Special Event

Saturday, June 22, 2013, reception at noon
Lewis I. Sharp Auditorium   Denver Art Museum
Blue Alchemy: Stories of Indigo
 is a feature length documentary about indigo, a blue dye that has captured the human imagination for millennia, and the people who use it according to tradition as well as those who are reviving its use to revitalize their communities.
Admission includes: film screening and presentation by Mary Lance, the award-winning director,  light reception, DVD signing in Museum Gift Shop, and gallery admission
Spun: Adventures in Textiles
a museum-wide exhibition of textiles

Asian Art Association Members: free 
Denver Art Museum Members: $7.00
General Public: $10.00

To purchase tickets, please visit the museum website and click on Calendar.
Your may also call 720-913-0130
or go to the Ticket Counter in the museum.
Seating limited.  Pre-purchase recommended. 
For further details contact, or call 720-913-0040.
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