Press Releases


The Denver Art Museum (DAM) and Children’s Hospital Colorado (Children’s Colorado) have teamed up around the powers of art—its ability to lift spirits, build confidence and create moments of family connections. This new partnership, rooted in the idea that art benefits the whole person, will include creative opportunities at both Children’s Colorado and the Denver Art Museum.


To celebrate summer for families at the Denver Art Museum (DAM), on June 2 the museum combines Free First Saturday with Fresh and New Family Day to kick off even more innovative programming. The museum will introduce a newly-designed Family Activity Cart featuring our popular Backpacks and Art Tubes thanks to its partnership with Children’s Hospital Colorado. Upcoming Backpacks to launch later in the summer will focus on the museum’s Asian art collection and Mexican colonial art collection. From June 2 through August 26, the Family Activity Cart will be available daily.


Nick Cave, Speak Louder, 2011. Mixed media. James Prinz Photography, Chicago. Courtesy of Nick Cave and the Jack Shainman Gallery, New York.


El Anatsui, Sacred Moon, 2007. Aluminum and copper wire; 103 x 141 in.  Photo courtesy Jack Shainman Gallery.


Theodore Waddell, Alder Angus #2, 1991. Oil on canvas. Collection of the artist.


Experience the unique offerings from Colorado’s ever-growing design community this summer in the DAM's Design Lab: Three Studios featuring DoubleButter, MATTER and tres birds workshop. Utilizing inventive approaches to architecture and design, the installations in this exhibition challenge the rules of traditional design practices and illuminate the process of constructing an object, a space or the components of information. Design Lab is on view July 27 through September 2, 2012.


In partnership with the Consulate General of Mexico and the Mexican Cultural Center, five of Denver’s premier cultural institutions are collaborating to host FREE Día del Niño (Day of the Child) celebrations from noon to 4 p.m. on April 29. The Byers-Evans House Museum, the Clyfford Still Museum, the Denver Art Museum, the Denver Public Library and the History Colorado Center will offer a variety of family friendly activities including live music and dance performances. The event includes FREE general admission for children 12 and younger at the new History Colorado Center and FREE general admission to all visitors at the other four institutions.


En asociación con el Consulado General de México en Denver y el Centro Cultural Mexicano, cinco de las instituciones culturales más importantes de Denver colaboran para presentar GRATIS la celebración del Día del Niño de las 12 del mediodía a las 4 p.m. el 29 de abril.

La casa museo Byers-Evans, el Clyfford Still Museum, el Denver Art Museum, la Denver Public Library y el History Colorado Center ofrecerán una variedad de actividades ideales para toda la familia, incluyendo presentaciones de música y danza en vivo. El evento incluye admisión general gratuita para menores de 12 años de edad en el nuevo History Colorado Center y admisión general GRATUITA a los visitantes de todas las edades en las otras cuatro instituciones participantes.


In April, Read My Pins: The Madeleine Albright Collection opens, Yves Saint Laurent: The Retrospective continues, the 12th annual DAM Uncorked Wine Tasting will take place and the DAM joins in the celebration of Día del Niño/Day of the Children on April 29.


Explore the expanded virtual campus of Denver Art Museum’s (DAM) Creativity Resource for Teachers, a unique website developed by teachers for teachers that uses the museum’s world-class art collections to inspire creativity in students with more than 100 adaptable lesson plans, career resources and a classroom showcase for fresh ideas.


(Denver, Colo.) — March 5, 2012 — The Denver Art Museum (DAM) presents 26 works that challenge commonly held perceptions of western American art in Theodore Waddell’s Abstract Angus. Featuring images of cattle against flattened backdrops, Waddell’s images are imbued with subtle movement suggesting the wandering of range animals and the progression of time itself. The exhibition will be on view May 20 through December 2, 2012, in the Gates Family Gallery on level two of the Hamilton Building.


On March 25, Yves Saint Laurent: The Retrospective opens to the public at the Denver Art Museum (DAM). Also this month, weekend demonstrations in the Fashion Studio begin, fashion takes center stage at Untitled #45 (Haute) and during the Best Spring Break Ever: Design Days, fashionistas and families can enjoy a variety of in-style activities.


The 12th annual DAM Uncorked Wine Tasting will take place the third 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 20, from 6 to 9 p.m.


The Denver Art Museum’s (DAM) Petrie Institute of Western American Art, which develops original scholarship and Western American art exhibitions and programs for the public, has reached its endowment funding goal. More than $7 million was raised in three years by a challenge grant campaign to fund collections, programs and scholarship in perpetuity.


Opening January 29 at the Denver Art Museum (DAM), Garry Winogrand: Women are Beautiful presents nearly 50 photographs from the museum’s collection culled from the hundreds that Garry Winogrand took of women on the street, a selection of which were published in the 1975 book of the same title. Untitled #44 (Road Trip) takes you on an unexpected journey through Ed Ruscha: On the Road and the museum’s collections. Also this month, tickets to Yves Saint Laurent: The Retrospective go on sale.