Current Exhibitions

Threads of Heaven: Silken Legacy of China’s Last Dynasty
On view through May 18, 2014
Fifth Third Gallery

Threads of Heaven: Silken Legacy of China’s Last Dynasty is organized by the Denver Art Museum. The exhibition is made possible with support from the Anna and John J. Sie Foundation, the Schramm Foundation, the Joy R. Hilliard Bequest, and the Catherine Hawkins Foundation.

Imperial Manchu Man’s Semiformal Court Robe with Twelve Symbols of Sovereignty, China, 1850–1875, woven silk and metal thread tapestry. Denver Art Museum Neusteter Textile Collection: Gift of James P. Grant and Betty Grant Austin, 1977.196

Become captivated by a selection of exquisitely embellished robes, accessories, and textiles from the Qing dynasty. These rarely seen items include imperial silk robes, hats, fans, sleeve bands, rank badges, jewelry, shoes, and wall hangings. The exhibition will provide an enriched context for the Taft’s porcelains, which share a number of decorative motifs and symbols with the visiting objects. Many of these imperial garments and other textiles were collected in the 1920s and 1930s by Charlotte Hill Grant. Her children, James P. Grant and Betty Grant Austin, donated them to the Denver Art Museum, which organized this exhibition and presented it there in 2011–2012.

Sponsors
Chellgren Family Endowment Fund

The John Hauck Foundation, Fifth Third Bank, John W. Hauck, E. Allen Elliot and Narley L. Haley, Co-Trustees

The John A. Schroth Family Charitable Trust, PNC Bank, Trustee

The Wodecroft Foundation

Kate and Gerry Greene

Exhibition Support Generously Provided By
Ellen and George Rieveschl Endowment

ArtsWave Partner
P&G

Small Paintings from the Taft Collection
February 21–June 22, 2014
Sinton Gallery

Frank Duveneck, An Italian Woman, about 1880, oil on panel. Taft Museum of Art, Gift of Stanley and Frances D. Cohen.

Frank Duveneck, An Italian Woman, about 1880, oil on panel. Taft Museum of Art, Gift of Stanley and Frances D. Cohen.

Treasures can as often be found in small frames as in large ones. This group of diminutive oils features landscape, portrait, and figure paintings by 18th- and 19th-century artists from the United States, France, and Holland. The exhibition unveils a portrait study of an Italian woman by 19th-century Cincinnati artist Frank Duveneck, a recent gift to the Taft collection from Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Cohen.

Exhibition Support Generously Provided By
Ellen and George Rieveschl Endowment

ArtsWave Partner
GE Aviation

 

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