Arts notes

Denver museum to show Ikats

Denver � "Ikat: Splendid Silks of Central Asia from the Guido Goldman Collection" will be displayed through April 29 at the Denver Art Museum.

The exhibition will include about 50 rare wall hangings, velvets and robes.

Drawn from the largest and finest private collection of pre-1850 Central Asian ikats, the textiles were created in the 19th century primarily in the fabled Silk Route cities of Bukhara and Samarkand, in what is now Uzbekistan, and in towns in the Ferghana Valley.

Museum hours are from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays. Admission is $6 for adults and $4.50 for seniors and students 13 and older.

Durer woodcuts shown at seminary

St. Louis � "A Sword Shall Pierce Your Own Soul, Too," an exhibit of Albrecht Durer woodcuts, is being displayed at the Concordia Historical Institute at the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod's Concordia Seminary, 801 DeMun Ave., Clayton, Mo.

The exhibit includes Durer's 19-piece "Life of Mary" series and 22 of the 36 works from his "Small Passion (of Christ)."

Durer is considered the master of the German Renaissance artists. The prints were made during the 16th century.

For more information, call the institute at (314) 505-7900.

Ballroom dancing group to start in Topeka

Topeka � A chapter of the U.S. Amateur Ballroom Dancers Assn. is being established in Topeka. Coordinators are Bill and Darline Geer.

The goal is to create opportunities for affordable ballroom dancing in the area and to educate the public about the physical, mental and social benefits of ballroom dancing.

For more information, call the Geers at (785) 233-2810.

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