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The Denver Art Museum (DAM) announced today the extension of Nature as Muse: Impressionist Landscapes from the Frederic C. Hamilton Collection and the Denver Art Museum, one of the trio of exhibitions included in Passport to Paris. Following the February 9 closing of Passport to Paris, Nature as Muse—the exhibition that features the DAM’s recent landmark gift—will reopen on February 12 and remain on view through March 23, 2014. Entry to the exhibition will be included in general admission.


Time is running out to see Passport to Paris, a special trio of shows that offers visitors the opportunity to view French art from the late 1600s to early 1900s. This special suite of exhibitions on view at the Denver Art Museum (DAM) through February 9 brings together works from such acclaimed artists as Claude Monet, Edgar Degas, Camille Pissarro and Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec in three exhibitions:


Tsuji Kakō, Sound of Waves. Six-paneled screen, one of a pair; ink and color on gilded paper; 65-1/2 in. x 12 ft.


This exhibitions and programs listing is current as of January 2014.  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 Contact the communications office for more information, images or exhibition sponsor information.


The Denver Art Museum (DAM) announced today the largest gift ever given to the museum. Denver-based philanthropist Frederic C. Hamilton, the museum’s Chairman Emeritus, bequeathed 22 Impressionist masterworks from his private collection to the museum. The artworks are currently on view at the DAM in Nature as Muse: Impressionist Landscapes from the Frederic C.


The Denver Art Museum (DAM) is offering a variety of special programs in conjunction with Passport to Paris, a special trio of shows that offers visitors the opportunity to view French art from the late 1600s to early 1900s through February 9.

Pots and Pans, Tables and Chairs: Decorative Arts in French Paintings from the Wadsworth Atheneum

January 31, 5:30 p.m.


In 2013, the Denver Art Museum (DAM) continued to strategically enhance the breadth and depth of its collection through a variety of major acquisitions, both gifts and purchases, across all of its curatorial departments. The ongoing refinement and expansion of the museum’s collection exemplifies the DAM’s enduring commitment to maintain a diverse collection that reflects the community and provides invaluable ways for audiences to learn about cultures from around the world.

2013 selected acquisition highlights include:  


The Denver Art Museum (DAM) will be the sole venue worldwide for Brilliant: Cartier in the 20th Century, November 16, 2014–March 15, 2015. Featuring an assortment of jewelry, timepieces and precious objects produced between 1900 and 1975, the exhibition highlights Cartier’s rise to preeminence—and the historical events pushing the brand’s evolution—as it transformed itself into one of the world’s most prestigious names in jewelry and luxury accessories.



The Denver Art Museum (DAM) invites visitors to explore how Polish poster artists captured the essence of the American West through their conceptual works of art in Rebranded: Polish Film Posters for the American Western. On view February 16 through June 1, 2014, Rebranded presents movie posters created during Poland’s communist-era that remain virtually unknown to the American public.


The Denver Art Museum (DAM) offers expanded hours for Passport to Paris on Thursdays and throughout the holiday season.  DAM members also have the special opportunity to view the exhibition during select Monday afternoons in December and January. See below for the schedule of additional hours or visit for time slots and ticket availability.


The Denver Art Museum (DAM) will host the exhibition The American West in Bronze, 1850–1925, May 11–August 31, 2014. At the turn of the 20th century, artistic representations of American Indians, cowboys and cavalry, pioneers and prospectors, and animals of the plains and the mountains served as visual metaphors for the Old West.Through seventy-two bronze sculptures by twenty-eight artists, The American West in Bronze explores the aesthetic and cultural impulses behind the creation of statuettes with American western themes popular with audiences then and now.


Note: The Denver Art Museum will be closed Christmas Day but open on New Year's Day.


On the final Friday of the month, from 6 to 10 p.m., the Denver Art Museum (DAM) offers a unique museum experience with unconventional art encounters, new insight into the DAM collections, artmaking activities, cash bar and more. At each mixed-media Untitled event, the museum highlights a specific theme with exhibition-related activities and community collaborations.


The Denver Art Museum (DAM) teamed up with the Dillon Dam Brewery to craft a special beer in honor of the museum’s exhibition, Passport to Paris. Facebook fans of the museum and brewery chose the name submitted by Heather Burnett, La Seine Shine, through an online competition. The beer is part of a larger promotional partnership between the two entities to reach the ski audience and tap into the creativity of the community.


The Denver Art Museum (DAM) will present an installation of some 35 contemporary posters in the exhibition Drawn to Action: Posters from the AIGA Design Archives December 15, 2013—January 18, 2015.