Press Releases


The Denver Art Museum (DAM) will host the exhibition Seen in Passing: Photographs by Chuck Forsman, November 17, 2013–May 25, 2014. Seen in Passing features more than 40 black and white photographs from two complementary bodies of work: Western Rider and Walking Magpie as well as three paintings.


Opening October 27, Passport to Paris brings together works from some of the world's most beloved artists—Claude Monet, Edgar Degas, Camille Pissarro, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec and more. This exhibition's trio of shows focuses on French art from the late 1600s to early 1900s and explores changes in art and society during three important centuries in art history.


The Denver Art Museum (DAM) announced today that a new season of CelebrARTE, the museum’s family-focused, bilingual program will kick off on January 19 after a December hiatus. CelebrARTE takes place the third Sunday of every month from 1–4 p.m. Focusing on the art and creativity of Latino cultures and experiences, the museum partners monthly with artists to provide bilingual activities for the entire family.


The Denver Art Museum (DAM) announces that it has again achieved accreditation by the American Alliance of Museums (AAM), the highest national recognition for a museum. Accreditation signifies excellence within the museum community to governments, funders, outside agencies and to the museum-going public. The Denver Art Museum was initially accredited in 1972. All museums must undergo a reaccreditation review at least every 10 years to maintain accredited status. Of the nation’s estimated 17,500 museums, 1,005 are currently accredited.


WHAT: 24th Annual Denver Art Museum Friendship Powwow and American Indian Cultural Celebration

WHEN: September 7, 2013 — 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

WHERE: Denver Art Museum – Acoma Plaza


This exhibitions and programs listing is current as of August 2013. 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.


One of the Denver Art Museum's (DAM) longest-running events, the 24th Annual Friendship Powwow and American Indian Cultural Celebration on September 7 explores the vitality of American Indian cultures. Gourd dancing will begin at 10 a.m.

with the powwow grand entry at noon.


The Denver Art Museum (DAM) announced today that Denver collector Henry Roath has pledged to give the museum’s Petrie Institute of Western American Art (PIWAA) his collection of approximately 50 artworks by masters of the American West including Albert Bierstadt, Thomas Moran, Frederic Remington and Ernest L. Blumenschein. Considered one of the best private collections of western American art in the country, the Roath collection focuses on art of the American Southwest with a strength in works from members of the Taos Society of Artists.


The Denver Art Museum (DAM) and the Clyfford Still Museum (CSM) announced today the presentation of the exhibition Modern Masters: 20th Century Icons from the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, March 2–June 8, 2014, at the Denver Art Museum. The exhibition brings together approximately 50 iconic artworks by more than 40 influential artists from the late 19th century to the present. Curated by Dean Sobel, director of CSM, the exhibition is drawn from the collection of the Albright-Knox Art Gallery in Buffalo, New York, one of the finest collections of 20th-century art in the country.


On view at the Denver Art Museum (DAM) through September 29, Figure to Field: Mark Rothko in the 1940s traces the development of Rothko's work during the most critical decade of his career. Drawn primarily from the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.—the largest repository of Rothko's work anywhere in the world—the exhibition includes many rarely seen paintings, drawings and watercolors.


The Denver Art Museum (DAM) will host the exhibition Thomas Moran’s Yellowstone: A Project for the Nation, October 6, 2013–January 20, 2014. The exhibition will feature 15 of Moran’s chromolithographs, multi-color prints, of Yellowstone and the Rocky Mountain region made for wide distribution to the public in an 1876 portfolio. Best known for his monumental landscapes, Moran created work that stirred the public’s fascination with the American West during the 19th century. Moran’s chromolithographs brought some of the first images of the West to a large American audience.


The Denver Art Museum (DAM) announced today that it will celebrate the past, present and future of the Petrie Institute of Western American Art by honoring Jim Wallace, Tom Petrie and Henry Roath at its 33rd annual Collectors’ Choice fundraising gala on December 5, 2013. The glamorous affair is one of the museum’s largest fundraisers. This year’s funds will help support future acquisitions for the Petrie Institute of Western American Art.


Please note: The Denver Art Museum will be closed on Thursday, July 4.

(Denver, Colo.) June 25, 2013 —Taking visitors on a journey through the artist’s imagination, Nick Cave: Sojourn features approximately 40 new artworks including 24 new Soundsuits. Cave’s multi-sensory, immersive installation will transport visitors to a magical world of color, texture, sound and movement.


Contemporary artist Nick Cave will transform the Civic Center Cultural Complex with a specially choreographed performance on July 19 at 8 p.m. Part of the City of Denver’s Biennial of the Americas celebration and in connection with Cave’s exhibition at the Denver Art Museum, HEARD•DAM will feature local performers, life-sized horse Soundsuits, music and movement in an electrifying and inspiring performance. Admission is free.


To celebrate the opening of Nick Cave: Sojourn, the Denver Art Museum (DAM) will present a community performance of epic proportions at Untitled #58 (Getup) on June 28. Cave’s Soundsuits are like sculptures for the human body, meticulously constructed of found objects such as buttons, twigs, stuffed animals and wigs. Cave, who trained professionally with Alvin Ailey, activates the Soundsuits through the movements of dance.