Denver Art Museum: From Workshop to Nomad

Category: Lectures

Karapinar Rug
Karapinar rug, West Central Turkey 1700s. Hand-knotted wool pile; wool warp and weft; 104 x 64 in. The Textile Museum Collection, Washington DC, R34.00.1: Acquired by George Hewitt Myers in 1949

The Avenir Institute of Textile Arts and Fashion’s at Denver Art Museum has arranged a symposium ‘From Workshop to Nomad: New Thinking about Rug Weaving Categories and Design Influences’ 25 March 2023 between 9 am – 4 pm.

This symposion will explore rugs and the various weaving cultures of West Asian carpets and is inspired by Denver Art Museum’s ongoing exhibition ‘Rugged Beauty: Antique Carpets from Western Asia‘. The symposium will be conducted in person in South Sturm Pavilion as well virtually by Zoom.

The lectures include:

  • Sumru Belger Krody: A Way of Looking: Perception and Meaning of Prayer Carpets
  • James Opie: What is “Tribal”? Variations and Art History in Persian Nomadic and Village Weavings
  • Raoul Tschebull: The Sources and Evolution of Field Designs in 19th Century Transcaucasian Village Pile-Woven Rugs
  • Paul Ramsey: Not-so-Rugged: Some Alluring Aspects of Workshop Carpets in the exhibition Rugged Beauty

For more information and tickets visit www.denverartmuseum.org.

Location: Denver Art Museum, 100 W. 14th Avenue Pkwy, Denver, CO 80204


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