DAM Contemporaries

About Us

Upcoming Events

Membership and Support

Welcome to DAM Contemporaries

At DAM Contemporaries (DAMC), our goal is to support the modern and contemporary art department by providing the diverse community surrounding the Denver Art Museum with unique and engaging insights into contemporary art. We encourage the appreciation of modern and contemporary art to a broad and expanding audience.

Through programs and events that explore the leading edge of contemporary art in an intellectually accessible way, we build connections and encourage conversations among curators, scholars, artists, and collectors.

If you believe contemporary art can (and should) be both entertaining and challenging, engaging and provocative, we encourage you to join us at one of our upcoming events. Or, even better, why not become a member?

About Us

Since its founding in 1978, DAM Contemporaries (originally, the Alliance for Contemporary Art) has supported the modern and contemporary art department of the Denver Art Museum. For over 35 years this volunteer and member-supported organization has provided the community with:

  • Dialogues with artists
  • Curator-led, behind-the-scenes tours of current exhibitions
  • Visits to private collections, galleries, and artist studios
  • Funding for DAM programming and acquisitions
  • Travel to national and international art centers

Current DAM Contemporaries programs include the Logan Lecture Series (made possible with the generous support of Vicki and Kent Logan. The Logan Lecture Series has brought more than 60 (and counting) contemporary artists to the museum to discuss their work and engage audiences in stimulating conversation about contemporary art. DAM Contemporaries also supports programming in Fuse Box, an exhibition space located on the Level 4 of the Hamilton Building dedicated to presenting installation and time-based arts.

At DAMC, our goal is to provide our members with uniquely engaging insights into the vibrant art community surrounding the Denver Art Museum.

Upcoming Events

DAM Contemporaries maintains a full schedule of events throughout the year. To learn about upcoming programs, subscribe to our e-mail list. Also scroll up to check out the Related Exhibitions & Events sidebar at the right of this page.

Membership & Support

As a membership group supporting the modern and contemporary art department of the Denver Art Museum, DAM Contemporaries promotes the appreciation, enjoyment, and acquisition of contemporary art to a diverse and expanding audience through a wide range of programming.

We have a variety of membership levels, all of which allow you special opportunities to experience modern and contemporary art at the Denver Art Museum and in the community. More important, your contribution helps DAM Contemporaries to support contemporary art programming, education, and acquisition.

Please note: You must be a current member of the Denver Art Museum to join DAM Contemporaries. If you are not a member, please visit the Membership Benefits page to join today. 
If you have any questions about membership, please email damc@denverartmuseum.org.

Membership levels:

DAMC Membership - Artist/Student $25

  • Personalized membership card for one individual
  • Subscription to newsletter
  • Invitations to special openings
  • Reduced rates on lectures and programs
  • Exclusive events for DAM Contemporaries members only
  • Travel for DAM Contemporaries members only

DAMC Membership - Individual $50

  • Personalized membership card for one individual
  • Subscription to newsletter Invitations to special openings
  • Reduced rates on lectures and programs
  • Exclusive events for DAM Contemporaries members only
  • Travel for DAM Contemporaries members only

DAMC Membership - Family $75 

  • Personalized membership card for two adults and any children age 18 and under in the household
  • Subscription to newsletter
  • Invitations to special openings
  • Reduced rates on lectures and programs
  • Exclusive events for DAM Contemporaries members only
  • Travel for DAM Contemporaries members only

DAMC Membership - Patron $250

  • One special event or gift
  • Personalized membership card for two adults and any children age 18 and under in the household
  • Subscription to newsletter
  • Invitations to special openings
  • Reduced rates on lectures and programs
  • Exclusive events for DAM Contemporaries members only
  • Travel for DAM Contemporaries members only

DAMC Membership - Sustaining $500

  • Priority on DAM Contemporaries travel
  • One very special event or gift
  • Personalized membership card for two adults and any children age 18 and under in the household
  • Subscription to newsletter
  • Invitations to special openings
  • Reduced rates on lectures and programs
  • Exclusive events for DAM Contemporaries members only

DAMC Membership - Curators Circle $750

  • Consultation privileges with the curator
  • A reception with the curator and or select artist
  • Priority on DAM Contemporaries travel
  • One very special event or gift
  • Personalized membership card for two adults and any children age 18 and under in the household
  • Subscription to newsletter
  • Invitations to special openings
  • Reduced rates on lectures and programs
  • Exclusive events for DAM Contemporaries members only

DAMC Membership - Colorado Contemporary Collectors $1,500

  • An evening with the curator
  • Consultation privileges with the curator
  • A reception with the curator and or select artist
  • Priority on DAM Contemporaries travel
  • One very special event or gift
  • Personalized membership card for two adults and any children age 18 and under in the household
  • Subscription to newsletter
  • Invitations to special openings
  • Reduced rates on lectures and programs
  • Exclusive events for DAM Contemporaries members only