Denver Art Museum opens Spun: Adventures in Textiles

. May 20, 2013

Denver Art Museum opens Spun: Adventures in Textiles, an exhibition on view May 19–September 22, 2013.

Shawl (detail), France, 1860s. Wool. Denver Art Museum Neusteter Textile Collection.

Shawl (detail), France, 1860s. Wool. Denver Art Museum Neusteter Textile Collection.


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—debuting in May 2013—and its inaugural show Cover Story are at the heart of this campus-wide event. The DAM’s permanent collections have inspired numerous additional Spun exhibitions listed below.

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. www.denverartmuseum.org

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