Support Groups

Would you like to become more involved at the museum? Do you have a passion for a particular type of art? The Denver Art Museum has seven themed support groups, which focus on specific DAM art collections and offer exclusive trips, tours, and events.

Museum membership is required to join all support groups, which have separate membership dues.

Alianza De Las Artes Americanas


Alianza was created in 1989 to support the museum's pre-Columbian, Spanish colonial, and southwestern collections. Activities include lectures, social events, and visits to other museums and private collections. Alianza also offers a popular travel program. A quarterly newsletter keeps members abreast of Alianza activities and new developments in the field.

Asian Art Association


Founded in 1981 to support the acquisition and conservation programs of the Asian art department, the Asian Art Association (AAA) offers lectures, symposia, exhibits, and receptions to its members. These include the popular monthly Wednesday-at-Noon lectures. AAA members get to know each other better through local social events and trips to exhibitions and collections throughout the country.


CultureHaus is a social and educational gateway to the Denver Art Museum that connects the "young at heart" with art. CultureHaus celebrates the Denver Art Museum's collections and programs by making them accessible to new art fans and longtime art lovers.

DAM Contemporaries


DAM Contemporaries was founded in 1978 to promote the appreciation, enjoyment, and acquisition of contemporary art. Programs include evenings with artists represented in the collection and an opportunities to meet artists, collectors, critics, and other visitors. The group also offers lectures, seminars, studio tours, parties, trips to major national and international art centers, and tours of private and corporate collections.

Design Council

Design Council supports the department of Architecture, Design, and Graphics with lectures, symposia, presentations about the collection, and field trips. All members receive invitations to private previews and special events.

Douglas Society

The Douglas Society is the support group of the Native Arts Department at the Denver Art Museum. It was founded in 1974 to advance the understanding and appreciation of the museums Native Arts collections. The Douglas Society organizes lectures and meetings with distinguished scholars, native artists, and performers. Members also enjoy special workshops and programs, receive a quarterly newsletter, and can attend the annual dinner.

Friends of Painting & Sculpture


Develop your interest in European and American painting and sculpture and explore the art of the American West with others who share your enthusiasm. The FOPAS calendar brims with social and educational activities-lectures, exclusive tours, and excursions to exciting destinations. Proceeds from benefit events help fund acquisitions and programming in the painting and sculpture department.