Press Releases


Note: The DAM will be closed on July 4; Free First Saturday will be held on July 11.


The Denver Art Museum (DAM) announced today it will celebrate four exceptional artists during the Biennial of the Americas (Biennial) who will inspire creativity and action based on the 2015 Biennial theme, Now! Partnerships with Museo de las Americas (Museo), Clyfford Still Museum (CSM) and the Biennial will feature the works of modern Mexican master Gunther Gerzso as well as Matthew Barney and Jonathan Bepler’s film River of Fundament.


The Denver Art Museum (DAM) announced today that it will debut an exhibition featuring work by Walter Ufer and E. Martin Hennings, two German-American painters, Taos Society of Artists members and lifelong friends. On view Dec. 13, 2015 through April 24, 2016, A Place in the Sun: The Southwest Paintings of Walter Ufer and E. Martin Hennings is organized by the DAM and will feature 38 bold, large-scale paintings by two artists who were determined to create a distinctive American art by living and working in Taos, New Mexico.


The Denver Art Museum (DAM) is pleased to announce Rebecca R. Hart as the Polly and Mark Addison Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, concluding an extensive international search. Hart served for the last 10 years as the curator of contemporary art at The Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA). Beginning in August, Hart will oversee the DAM’s broad modern and contemporary art collection, as well as continue the museum’s commitment to connecting visitors with artist encounters and bringing world-class special exhibitions to Denver.


On July 19, the Denver Art Museum (DAM) will open In Bloom: Painting Flowers in the Age of Impressionism, the centerpiece exhibition for a campus-wide summer celebration. In Bloom explores the development of 19th-century French floral still-life painting, and features about 60 paintings by world-renowned French artists Édouard Manet, Edgar Degas, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Paul Cézanne, Vincent Van Gogh and others. On view through Oct. 11, 2015, In Bloom will be a ticketed exhibition, and free for museum members.


Drop by the Denver Art Museum (DAM) and kick off a summer celebrating flowers with a weekend full of activities June 6 and 7. At the Summer of Flowers Kick Off Weekend, you can pick up a summer family self-guide, featuring fun facts and activities, stop at the new Plaza Activity Cart and join in a bug-making activity, enjoy a new Cuentos del Arte story with performances at 11 a.m., 1 and 3 p.m. or try out one of three new summer Create-n-Takes.


Showing Off: Recent Modern and Contemporary Acquisitions, a new installation of modern and contemporary art, opens May 17 at the Denver Art Museum (DAM). The presentation features gifts, promised gifts and works that the DAM has purchased over the last seven years. Showing Off includes the first-ever, complete presentation of the Revolt series by internationally renowned fashion designer, ceramicist and graphic artist Virgil Ortiz.


(Denver) – April 23, 2015 – The Association of Art Museum Directors (AAMD) will host its sixth annual Art Museum Day on May 18. This yearly celebration emphasizes the lasting impact art museums have on their communities and highlights the value of the visual arts in society.


The DAM announced on March 25 that it will offer free general admission to all youth ages 18 and under for the next five years, thanks to a five-year gift from Scott Reiman and the Reiman Foundation. A one-year grant from Kaiser Permanente Colorado also will support the Free for Kids program. Free for Kids, which will continue through spring 2020, will fund general admission to all children, including school tours and other youth group visits.


The Denver Art Museum (DAM) announced today that it will offer free general admission to all youth ages 18 and under for the next five years, thanks to a five-year gift from Scott Reiman and the Reiman Foundation. A one-year grant from Kaiser Permanente Colorado also will support the Free for Kids program. The Free for Kids program begins today, and will continue through spring 2020, with the goal of securing ongoing support for the program.


Kids 18 and under receive free general admission to the Denver Art Museum (DAM) during Spring Break from March 21 through April 5, 2015, and access to activities related to Joan Miró: Instinct & Imagination. This year’s Spring Break: Painting Dreams theme explores painting dreams with artmaking, special performances by Buntport Theater, Create-n-Takes and bilingual storytelling in the galleries.


The Denver Art Museum (DAM) today announces expanded dates and hours for Brilliant: Cartier in the 20th Century. Two additional days have been added to the run of the exhibition, which will now close on March 17. Expanded evening hours will take place Saturday and Sunday, March 7 and 8, and the final weekend from Friday, March 13–Sunday, March 15. See below for the schedule of additional dates and hours or visit for time slots and ticket availability.


The art of wine-tasting returns to the Denver Art Museum (DAM) with the 15th annual Uncorked Wine Tasting event that will feature more than 300 wines for novice and expert wine enthusiasts. Taking place on Friday, April 10 from 6–9 p.m., the event attracts more than 800 guests.


(Denver) – Feb. 23, 2015 – There are only a few weeks left to see Brilliant: Cartier in the 20th Century in its world-exclusive presentation at the Denver Art Museum (DAM). Through March 15, visitors can view stunning jewelry, timepieces and precious objects created by the famed design house between 1900 and 1975. Brilliant highlights Cartier’s rise to preeminence—and the historical events pushing its evolution—as it transformed itself into one of the world’s most prestigious names in jewelry and accessories.


On Jan.13, 2014, the Denver Art Museum (DAM) announced that Denver-based philanthropist Frederic C. Hamilton, the museum’s Chairman Emeritus, was making a bequest of 22 impressionist masterworks from his private collection to the museum. The addition of these works elevates the museum’s holdings of impressionist works to one of the best in the Western United States. The bequest includes: