Press Releases


Due to high demand, the Denver Art Museum (DAM) is expanding the hours of Becoming Van Gogh over Thanksgiving weekend, from December 15–January 6 and during the final weekend of the exhibition. Visitors can explore the once-in-a-lifetime exhibition until 9 p.m. most nights. DAM members also have the special opportunity to view the exhibition during select Monday afternoons in December and January.


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 collection, art making 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) has teamed up with the Dillon Dam Brewery to craft a special beer in honor of the museum’s blockbuster exhibition, Becoming Van Gogh. Facebook fans of the museum and brewery chose the name, DAM Gogh, through an online competition. The beer is part of a larger promotional partnership between the two entities to reach the ski audience. Dillon Dam Brewery is known for their products cheekily inspired by Vincent van Gogh.


The Denver Art Museum (DAM) is participating in the city-wide Denver Arts Week celebration through a host of special events and offers. During Denver Arts Week, November 2–10, visitors can take advantage of a $3 discount off full price adult tickets to Becoming Van Gogh, the DAM’s blockbuster exhibition that chronicles Van Gogh’s unconventional journey to becoming the artist we all know today. Ticket purchasers can enter the code DAW online, on-site or via telephone to receive the discount. Read below for other events taking place that week.


Dana Schutz, Swimming, Smoking, Crying, 2009. Oil on canvas; 45 x 48 in. Collection Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Johnson County Community College, Overland Park, Kansas, Gift of Marti and Tony Oppenheimer and the Oppenheimer Brothers Foundation. © Dana Schutz.


The highly-anticipated Becoming Van Gogh, an in-depth exploration of Vincent van Gogh’s unconventional path to becoming one of the world’s most recognizable artists, opens at the Denver Art Museum (DAM) on October 21. The exhibition examines critical steps in the largely self-taught artist’s evolution through more than 70 paintings and drawings by Van Gogh, along with works by artists he responded to. Works in the exhibition are drawn from museums and private collections, and many have not been seen by the public for decades.


The Denver Art Museum (DAM) announced today that it will host the traveling exhibition Georgia O'Keeffe in New Mexico: Architecture, Katsinam and the Land, February 10–April 28, 2013. The exhibition, organized by the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, brings to light a relatively unknown aspect of O’Keeffe’s art and thinking—her deep respect for the diverse and distinctive cultures of northern New Mexico. The exhibition features 53 O’Keeffe works including 15 rarely seen pictures of different Hopi katsina tihu, along with examples of these types of figures.


The Denver Art Museum (DAM) will present a selection of lavish lacquerware pieces in All that Glistens: A Century of Japanese Lacquer, an exhibition opening November 18 that explores the lacquer-making process.


The Denver Art Museum (DAM) will present Rocky Mountain Majesty: The Paintings of Charles Partridge Adams, a survey of Charles Partridge Adams (1858-1942), a Colorado landscape painter active during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The exhibition marks the first time that Adams’ masterworks will be displayed together at a major art museum; and the DAM will be the sole venue for this important exhibition that highlights his greatest paintings of Colorado.


The Denver Art Museum (DAM) announced the appointment of William Morrow as the Polly and Mark Addison Associate Curator of Contemporary Art, concluding an extensive international search. Morrow will oversee the DAM’s broad collection of contemporary art as well as continue the museum’s strong tradition of presenting world-class temporary and traveling exhibitions. One of Morrow’s first projects at the DAM will be to join the curatorial team for Nick Cave: Sojourn, an exhibition of new work debuting at the museum in June 2013.


One of the Denver Art Museum’s (DAM) longest-running events, the 23rd Annual Friendship Powwow and American Indian Cultural Celebration on September 8 will

feature American Indian dancers, drum groups, working artists, hands-on activities, vendors and more. The DAM’s Friendship Powwow is a celebration of the vitality of American Indian cultures.



Kristy Bassuener, DAM, 720-913-0015 or

Deborah Park, VISIT DENVER, 303-927-9398 or


El Denver Art Museum (DAM) presenta un programa bilingüe –enfocado en la familia, titulado CelebrARTE, que se llevará a cabo cada tercer domingo del mes, de 1–4 p.m. Con enfoque en el arte y la creatividad de los artistas, culturas y experiencias latinas, este programa mensual ofrecerá actividades bilingües intergeneracionales para toda la familia. Invitando a los visitantes a que compartan sus historias acerca del arte y la conexión con creativos locales, las series pondrán en relieve el impacto de las artes de América Latina a nivel local, regional y mundial.


WHAT: One of the Denver Art Museum’s (DAM) longest-running events, the 23rd Annual Friendship Powwow and American Indian Cultural Celebration features American Indian dancers, drum groups, working artists, hands-on activities, free general admission, vendors and more.

WHEN: Saturday, September 8 - 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

WHERE: Denver Art Museum – Acoma Plaza (on 13th Avenue between Broadway and Bannock)


This exhibition and events calendar is current as of July 2012. Please confirm dates and titles with the Museum’s Communications Office before publication at 720-913-0000 or, as information provided here is subject to change. Contact the Communications Office for more information, images or exhibition sponsor information.