Press Releases


The Denver Art Museum (DAM) announced today that it will break ground on a new staff office building in April 2013. The new 50,000-square foot structure will be located immediately west of the museum's Hamilton Building and directly south of the Clyfford Still Museum on property owned by the DAM that currently serves as a staff parking lot. Presently, more than 100 museum employees, including administration, curators and other staff, are housed in office space five blocks away at 14th Street and Tremont.


The Denver Art Museum (DAM) takes a wide-ranging look at textiles from pre-Columbian weavings to Navajo blankets to an examination of how contemporary artists are working with fabric in Spun: Adventures in Textile, on view May 19 through September 22. The museum’s newly opened and renovated textile art galleries, debuting with the inaugural show Cover Story, are at the heart of this campus-wide event.


The Denver Art Museum (DAM) announced today a $1.75 million gift from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation that will continue the transformation of the museum’s textile art department. A grant of $1.5 million in the form of a challenge to be matched one-to-one within three years will help establish a $3 million endowment to support a full-time textile conservator. In addition to the endowed position, the grant will provide $250,000 for a fellowship in textile conservation.


Don't miss Denver's premier event for wine lovers—the 13th annual DAM Uncorked Wine Tasting on April 12. The DAM Uncorked Wine Tasting, presented by Applejack Wine & Spirits, is a festive evening for anyone who savors and 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.


WHAT: 12th Annual Día del Niño (Day of the Child) celebration

WHERE: Denver Art Museum, 100 W. 14th Ave. Pkwy.

WHEN: Sunday, April 28, 2013 11 a.m.–4 p.m.


The Denver Art Museum (DAM) announced today that it will present the exhibition Figure to Field: Mark Rothko in the 1940s, June 23–September 29, 2013. Figure to Field highlights the artistic evolution of one of the most influential artists of the 20th century by showcasing works created in the critical decade of his formative development. 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 paintings, drawings and watercolors rarely seen before.


Originally created for the Denver Art Museum’s (DAM) site-specific exhibition Embrace!, Charles Sandison’s Chamber is again on view on level two of the Hamilton Building. The video installation uses computer-generated projections of light in dazzling fashion. In an otherwise dark room, multi-colored projections form words, symbols and abstract imagery dance across the raw surfaces of the walls. The Scottish artist’s paradoxical work employs 21st-century technology to evoke primal feelings of wonder and awe. Visitors can experience Chamber through April 14.


Get ready for one of the most impressive wine-tasting events in Colorado, DAM Uncorked. The 13th annual fundraiser will take place the second weekend in April at the Denver Art Museum (DAM). Whether a seasoned sommelier or a curious novice, wine lovers will not want to miss the chance to taste more than 300 wines during the Wine Tasting on Friday, April 12. The DAM Uncorked Dinner & Auction on Saturday, April 13, includes silent and live auctions and a seated dinner.


The Denver Art Museum (DAM) will present a new body of work by renowned contemporary artist Nick Cave in Nick Cave: Sojourn, on view June 9–September 22, 2013. Taking visitors on a journey through the artist’s imagination, the exhibition will feature approximately 40 new artworks including more than 20 new Soundsuits. Cave’s multi-sensory, immersive installation will transport visitors to a magical world of color, texture, sound and movement. It will be a ticketed exhibition, free for DAM members.


Georgia O’Keeffe in New Mexico: Architecture, Katsinam, and the Land, opening February 10 and running through April 28, 2013, brings to light a relatively unknown aspect of Georgia O’Keeffe’s art and thinking—her deep respect for the diverse

and distinctive cultures of nor


The Denver Art Museum (DAM) announced today that J. Landis (Lanny) Martin has been elected to serve as Chairman of the Board of Trustees effective January 16, 2013. He will succeed Frederic C. Hamilton who has been a leader on the Board for nearly three decades. Hamilton will become Chairman Emeritus and focus on planning for a potential new staff office building next to the museum campus, among other projects. Martin’s election as Chairman follows an 18-month run as co-chairman with Hamilton.


The Denver Art Museum (DAM) announced today a suite of three French-themed shows titled Passport to Paris that will anchor its fall 2013 exhibition schedule. On view October 27, 2013–February 9, 2014, the trio of shows will focus on French art from the late 1600s to early 1900s, and explore changes in art and society during three important centuries in art history. Revealing how art mirrors society, guests will get a sense of the changes that took place from the time of the powerful and absolute monarchy of Louis XIV to the individualistic café society.


(Denver, Colo.) – January 4, 2013 – Due to high demand, the Denver Art Museum (DAM) has added overnight hours for the final weekend of Becoming Van Gogh and will be open from 8 a.m. January 19 through 11:59 p.m. January 20. During these overnight timeslots, museum access is limited to the Becoming Van Gogh galleries only.


This exhibitions and programs listing is current as of February 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.


Time is running out to see Becoming Van Gogh, an in-depth exploration of Vincent van Gogh’s unconventional path to becoming one of the world’s most recognizable artists.