Behind the Scenes at the DAM

Impressionist Art from Hamilton's Landmark Bequest Now on View

In January, the DAM announced the largest gift ever given to the museum. Denver-based philanthropist Frederic C. Hamilton, the museum's chairman emeritus, bequeathed 22 impressionist masterworks from his private collection to the museum. Formerly, these works were part of the Nature as Muse exhibition.

Now, visitors can see three works from the collection on level six of the North Building. Alfred Sisley's three beautiful impressionist landscapes, Seine at Bougival, Road from Veneux to Moret—Spring Day, and The Loing River and the Church at Moret-sur-Loing, are a delight whether you are revisiting them or discovering them for the first time. These works will be on view through August 2014. Included with general admission, which is free for members.

 

Image Credit: Alfred Sisley (British, 1839-1899), Seine at Bougival, 1873. Oil paint on canvas. Collection of Frederic C. Hamilton bequeathed to the Denver Art Museum, TL-32563.

Katherine McAtee was a public relations intern in the communications department at the Denver Art Museum. Katherine has been at the DAM since 2014, and her favorite exhibition that has been on view here is Yves Saint Laurent: The Retrospective.