Denver Art Museum Receives $1.75 Million for Textile Art Department

The Denver Business Journal’s Mark Harden reports that the Denver Art Museum has received a gift of $1.75 million from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for its textile art department. The gift comes in two parts: a $1.5 million challenge grant that will need to be matched in three years, and which will fund a full-time textile conservator position, plus $250,000 that will establish a fellowship in textile conservation. Said museum director Christoph Heinrich, “Textiles are triggers of cultural exchange and creative expression around the world. The Denver Art Museum is devoted to exploring, preserving and presenting this underrepresented art form.”