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Photos: Textiles spin stories at two Denver Art Museum shows

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

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.

See also:

- Photos: Realism shows bring fine art to life at Kirkland and Goodwin galleries

- Photos: Abstract solos at Sandra Phillips Gallery and the DAM showcase Colorado's best

- Photos: Four exhibits at Robischon Gallery take on alternative realities

Fireman's coat, Japan, late 1800s or early 1900s. Quilted (sashiko) cotton cloth with freehand paste-resist decoration (tsutsugaki).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Denver Art Museum Neusteter Textile Collection
Unknown Navajo artist, Blanket, Chief's Style Variant, about 1850. Wool and dye.
Unknown Navajo artist, Blanket, Chief's Style Variant, about 1850. Wool and dye.
Denver Art Museum
Unknown Navajo Artist, Poncho, about 1840. Wool and dye.
Unknown Navajo Artist, Poncho, about 1840. Wool and dye.
Denver Art Museum
Unknown Navajo Artist, Pictorial Poncho, 1860s. Wool and dye.
Unknown Navajo Artist, Pictorial Poncho, 1860s. Wool and dye.
Denver Art Museum
Unknown Navajo Artist, Poncho, about 1850. Wool and dye.
Unknown Navajo Artist, Poncho, about 1850. Wool and dye.
Denver Art Museum
Unknown Navajo Artist, Blanket, Chief's Style-Third Phase, 1860s. Wool and dye.
Unknown Navajo Artist, Blanket, Chief's Style-Third Phase, 1860s. Wool and dye.
Denver Art Museum
Unknown Navajo Artist, Blanket, Chief's Style, 1870s. Wool and dye.
Unknown Navajo Artist, Blanket, Chief's Style, 1870s. Wool and dye.
Denver Art Museum

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