Press Releases


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.


(Denver, Colo.) January 10, 2012 –The Denver Art Museum (DAM) announced today a $3 million gift from the Avenir Foundation that will transform the institution’s textile art program. In addition to expanding the current textile art gallery space to more than six times its current square footage, the gift will allow for the development of scientific and educational spaces, a staging area for exhibition preparation and conservation and storage of the more than 5,000 textile objects in the DAM’s collection.


The new season of the Denver Art Museum's (DAM) mixed-media events, Untitled, kicks off January 27 with Untitled #43 (Made in China) and continues through Untitled #52 (Written Off) on October 26. The final Friday of the month, the DAM offers a dose of the unexpected with offbeat art encounters, unique detours of the DAM collection, artmaking, local music, cash bar, munchies and more. At each mixed-media Untitled event, the museum explores a specific theme with exhibition related activities and community collaborations. The museum keeps its door open late for Untitled; each event runs from 6 to 10 p.m.


This exhibition and events calendar is current as of January 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.


The Denver Art Museum (DAM) presents a selection of 50 photographs from the museum’s permanent collection in Garry Winogrand: Women are Beautiful. The masterworks are culled from the hundreds that Garry Winogrand took of women on the street, a selection of which were published in the 1975 book Women are Beautiful. The exhibition will be on view January 29 through September 16, 2012.


An exhibition that will change how travelers view airports and their design will open at the Denver Art Museum (DAM) on July 15, 2012. Now Boarding: Fentress Airports + the Architecture of Flight takes visitors on a journey through the history of airports aided by film, digital art, animation, models, drawings, photographs and full-scale architectural elements. The exhibition will be on view in the museum’s Gallagher Family Gallery through October 7, 2012.


Read My Pins: The Madeleine Albright Collection features more than 200 pins, many of which Secretary Albright wore to communicate a message or a mood during her diplomatic tenure. The exhibition examines the collection for its historical ties as well as the expressive power of jewelry and its ability to communicate through a language of its own. The exhibition will be on view April 15 through June 17, 2012.


The Denver Art Museum (DAM) presents Ed Ruscha: On the Road, a vibrant exhibition featuring works inspired by Jack Kerouac’s seminal work On the Road, the novel that came to define the Beat Generation. Both artists utilize language as a form of social commentary, documenting the continuing shifts in the American cultural landscape. Ed Ruscha: On the Road will be on view from December 24, 2011 through April 22, 2012.


Becoming Van Gogh, an in-depth exploration of Vincent van Gogh’s unconventional path to becoming one of the world’s most recognizable artists, will be presented at the Denver Art Museum (DAM) from October 21, 2012 through January 20, 2013. 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 to whom he responded.