The Denver Art Museum and artist Marie Watt invite you to donate a blanket (wool or other natural fiber) and share a blanket story. Blanket collection will happen on the plaza in front of the North Building:
- Friday, July 26, 4-7 pm
- Saturday, July 27, 11 am–4 pm
In exchange for your blanket and story, the artist will give you a small silk-screen print. The blanket will become part of a permanent artwork and blanket story column to be installed in our American Indian art galleries in September. Marie’s work is centered around community, particularly through her use of wool blankets. As with many of her projects, she looks for blankets that hold meanings and memories. The blankets you donate will be folded and stacked to create a blanket sculpture. As part of donating a blanket to this project, you will be attaching a tag to the blanket documenting your particular story.