Press Releases

07/30/2015

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.

07/22/2015

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.

07/13/2015

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.

07/07/2015

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.

06/23/2015

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

06/16/2015

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.

06/08/2015

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.

06/03/2015

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.

06/01/2015

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.

05/19/2015

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.

05/07/2015

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.

04/23/2015

(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.

03/26/2015

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.

03/25/2015

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.

03/10/2015

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.

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