Photos: Textiles spin stories at two Denver Art Museum shows
For this week's art review, critic Michael Paglia visited the Denver Art Museum, where he took in two different shows with fairly similar themes. First he visited Cover Story, which is a part of the larger Spun: Adventures in Textiles exhibit. He also took in the Red, White and Bold: Masterworks of Navajo Design, 1840-1870 show, also an entry in Spun. Continue reading for more photos from the two shows.
Denver Art Museum Neusteter Textile Collection Shawl (detail), France, 1860s. Wool.
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Denver Art Museum Neusteter Textile Collection Fireman's coat, Japan, late 1800s or early 1900s. Quilted (sashiko) cotton cloth with freehand paste-resist decoration (tsutsugaki). Denver Art Museum Neusteter Textile Collection Buddhist Monk's Robe (Kesa), Japan, fabric 1700-1750, perhaps fabricated later. Silk and gilt paper brocade (kari-ori), pieced; silk lining. Denver Art Museum Neusteter Textile Collection Annie J. Peight, Sunshine and Shadow Amish quilt, Belleville, Mifflin County, Pennsylvania, dated 1926. Cotton, pieced and quilted. Denver Art Museum Neusteter Textile Collection Spring (Wiosna) (detail), Stefan Galkowski, manufactured by Wanda Cooperative; about 1961. Denver Art Museum Neusteter Textile Collection The Angel Chasuble with Matching Stole, Maniple, Chalice Veil and Chalice Cover; Designed by Gaspard Poncet, Made by the firm of J. A. Henry, Lyon, France; 1889. Woven silk and metal thread. Denver Art Museum Neusteter Textile Collection: Gift of Father John Krenzke.