Over summer, the Denver Art Museum is devoting itself to a museum-wide celebration of fiber arts. SPUN: Adventures in Textiles, is the largest suite of exhibitions the museum has ever mounted, engaging the energies of 14 curators. Different exhibits are housed throughout the Daniel Libeskind-designed complex. Highlights include Flash of Red, Glint of Gold: Woven Riches of South America, a superb exhibition of Navajo blankets; and Cover Story, a wide-ranging collection of textile pieces from the Museum’s permanent collection, including a selection of traditional American Indian outfits.
Select works from the IFF’s Crochet Coral Reef are staged throughout the museum.
Other participating artists include Ernesto Neto and Shinique Smith, who is also represented in the concurrent exhibition TRASH at the New Children’s Museum, San Diego, where the IFF’s Midden Project is on display.
In addition, the Denver Art Museum is hosting the creation of a Denver Satellite Reef, spearheaded by museum staff Rose Eason and Jenna Madison.