Press Releases


(Denver, Colo.) – May 15, 2014 – The Denver Art Museum (DAM) has commissioned WORKSHOP8 and Blue Spruce Design & Construction to transform its outdoor plaza with a participatory and site-specific installation that will activate the museum’s entrance from May 31 through mid-September 2014. Bringing visitors together for a shared experience, the design teams will create a series of urban campfires on Martin Plaza, which encourages guests to pull up a tree stump, relax on the plaza and exchange stories of summer with friends and family.


The Denver Art Museum (DAM) will be the sole venue worldwide for Brilliant: Cartier in the 20th Century, on view November 16, 2014–March 15, 2015. Organized by the DAM and curated by Margaret Young-Sánchez, Frederick and Jan Mayer Curator at the museum, the exhibition will feature an assortment of jewelry, timepieces and precious objects produced between 1900 and 1975. The exhibition highlights Cartier’s rise to preeminence in the midst of historical events as it transformed itself into one of the world’s most prestigious names in jewelry, timepieces and objects.


Opening May 11, The American West in Bronze, 1850–1925, is the first full-scale exhibition of western bronzes. Showcasing sculptures by Frederic Remington, Charles M. Russell, Hermon Atkins MacNeil, Paul Manship and more than 20 other artists, it includes pieces depicting American Indians, cowboys, cavalry, pioneers, horses, buffaloes and other symbols of the West during the late 1800s and early 1900s.


The Denver Art Museum (DAM) completed its new administration office building. The 50,000-square-foot structure is located immediately west of the museum's Hamilton Building and directly south of the Clyfford Still Museum on property owned by the DAM that previously served as a staff parking lot. The new building will unite the museum’s departments under one roof by bringing together more than 100 museum employees to the museum campus, including administrative staff, curators and educators that formerly were housed in office space five blocks away at 14th Street and Tremont.


Project Description: The Denver Art Museum's new, privately funded administration building is complete. The 50,000-square-foot building, designed to house more than 100 museum employees, including administrative staff, curators and educators, is located immediately west of the museum's Frederic C. Hamilton Building and directly south of the Clyfford Still Museum on the site of a former staff parking lot. The new building, which will enable greater efficiencies and increased collaboration among museum staff, contains the research-focused Frederick R.


Don't miss Denver's premier event for wine lovers—the fourteenth annual DAM Uncorked Wine Tasting on April 11. Presented by Applejack Wine & Spirits, DAM Uncorked Wine Tasting is a festive evening for anyone who appreciates wine. Enjoy more than 300 wines from vintners around the world, helpful tasting guides and delicious hors d’oeuvres at this annual fundraising event. Business casual attire requested.


Focusing on the museum’s platform of exploring and igniting creativity, the Denver Art Museum (DAM) will open several exhibitions that present patrons with the opportunity to experience a wide swath of artistic styles and get inspired by live artist demonstrations and hands-on artmaking opportunities.


The Denver Art Museum (DAM) will host the exhibition Beyond Pop Art: A Tom Wesselmann Retrospective, July 13–September 21, 2014. American painter Tom Wesselmann (1931–2004) is widely regarded as one of the leading figures of American Pop Art, with a career spanning more than four decades.


Savor the art of wine-tasting with the return of DAM Uncorked the second weekend in April at the Denver Art Museum (DAM). Wine experts and novices alike won’t want to miss the chance to taste more than 300 wines during the Wine Tasting on April 11. The DAM Uncorked Dinner & Auction on April 12 includes silent and live auctions and a seated dinner. DAM Uncorked has grown into one of the museum’s largest fundraisers and is presented in partnership with UMB Bank and Applejack Wine & Spirits.


Opening March 2, the Denver Art Museum (DAM) and the Clyfford Still Museum (CSM) present Modern Masters: 20th Century Icons from the Albright-Knox Art Gallery. This exhibition at the DAM will bring together about 70 iconic artworks by Vincent van Gogh, Pablo Picasso, Georgia O’Keeffe, Salvador Dalí, Frida Kahlo and Andy Warhol as well as one of Jackson Pollock’s finest drip paintings.


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:


Seattle Art Museum (SAM) has withdrawn its offer of a Forehead Mask by the Nuxalk Nation to the Denver Art Museum (DAM) and instead will offer a treasure from SAM’s Asian Art collection, Sound of Waves by Tsuji Kakō.


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.