"First of all, they're just fabulous pins," says DAM director of education Melora McDermott-Lewis. "But what's great about the show is the combination of fascinating pins and the stories that go with them. Every pin, or sometimes a group of them, includes a story. Here was this smart, talented woman, the highest-ranking woman in the U.S., using her pins as a tool for communicating. It was her way of taking the 'foreign' out of foreign policy in a personal and humorous way." So this show is as much a window into the world of Madeleine Albright -- whose Denver ties are well documented in the exhibit -- as it is a display of brooches.
A fitting companion to the YSL blockbuster already under way, Read My Pins opens today and continues through June 17 at the DAM, 100 West 14th Avenue Parkway. Museum admission ranges from $3 to $10; for information, visit www.denverartmuseum.org or call 720-865-5000.
April 15-June 17, 2012