Press Releases


This exhibitions and programs schedule is current as of September 2015. Please note that information provided here is subject to change; confirm dates and titles with the museum’s communications office before publication at 720-913-0000 or

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The Denver Art Museum (DAM) is proud to present the first full-scale museum presentation celebrating the female artists of the Abstract Expressionist movement. Organized by the DAM and curated by Gwen Chanzit, Women of Abstract Expressionism brings together 51 paintings to examine the distinct contributions of 12 artists who played an integral role in what has been recognized as the first fully-American modern art movement. On view June 12, 2016 through Sept.


The Denver Art Museum (DAM) is proud to partner with the Americas Latino Eco Festival for the free, one-day Americas Latino Eco Festival Family Day designed to engage the community in creativity. The celebration, taking place on Saturday, Oct. 17, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., is part of a three-day Denver-based Americas Latino Eco Festival, recognized as the largest multicultural event of its kind.


One of the Denver Art Museum’s (DAM) longest-running events, the 26th Annual Friendship Powwow and American Indian Cultural Celebration will take place Sept. 12 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Featuring American Indian dancers, drum groups, working artists, hands-on activities, artist booths and more, the DAM’s Friendship Powwow is a celebration of the vitality of American Indian cultures. The Gourd Dance will begin at 10 a.m.


The first comprehensive exhibition exploring the sculptures and drawings of Allied Works Architecture debuts at the Denver Art Museum (DAM) on Jan. 24, 2016. Presented within an immersive installation designed by Allied Works, the exhibition features a cross-section of over 60 works made over the past 15 years, the majority of which have never been presented publicly.


The Denver Art Museum (DAM) is pleased to announce Florence Müller, highly-regarded fashion and art historian, as the museum’s Avenir Foundation Curator of Textile Art, Curator of Fashion. Müller’s extensive experience with museums and collections in France and as an independent curator has led to the curation and contribution to more than 100 exhibitions worldwide, including the 2012 Yves Saint Laurent: The Retrospective exhibition for which the DAM was the exclusive U.S. venue.


The Denver Art Museum (DAM) will present Samurai: Armor from the Ann and Gabriel Barbier-Mueller Collection March 6, 2016 through June 5, 2016. The Samurai Collection of Ann and Gabriel Barbier-Mueller is one of the finest and most comprehensive collections of Japanese samurai armor and accoutrements in the world, exploring the life, culture and pageantry of the samurai from the 12th through the 19th centuries. The exhibition tells the iconic story of the samurai through 140 objects, showcasing items of folklore, religion, nature and foreign influences.


Opening Aug. 9, Castiglione: Lost GeniusMasterworks on Paper from the Royal Collection features 90 of the finest examples of drawings, etchings and monotypes of the master Genoese draftsman, painter and printmaker Giovanni Benedetto Castiglione. A forgotten master from the Italian baroque, Castiglione was a self-proclaimed genius, whose artworks entered the Royal Collection in 1762.


The Denver Art Museum (DAM) is pleased to announce Tianlong Jiao as its new Joseph de Heer Curator of Asian Art, concluding an international search. With more than 10 years of museum experience in a leadership role, Tianlong joins the DAM from the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco where he served as the department head and curator of Chinese art.


The Denver Art Museum (DAM) and the six Hometown Toyota Stores that make up the Denver Toyota Dealers Association today announce a new strategic partnership designed to expand public access to the museum and its programs. Starting this month, the new relationship includes major underwriting support for the DAM’s popular Free First Saturdays and Untitled Final Friday events.


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.