Press Releases


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.


Tickets for the highly anticipated Becoming Van Gogh will go on sale to the public on August 15. Museum members will be able to purchase timed and dated tickets starting August 1. An in-depth exploration of Vincent van Gogh’s unconventional path to becoming one of the world’s most recognizable artists, Becoming Van Gogh 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.


The exclusive North American showing of Yves Saint Laurent: The Retrospective is almost over. July 8 is the final day to see the stunning collection of more than 200 of Saint Laurent’s iconic haute couture outfits.


The Denver Art Museum (DAM) announced today that it will honor long-time museum trustee and local businessman Charlie Gallagher at its 32nd annual Collectors’ Choice fundraising gala on November 29, 2012. The glamorous affair is one of the museum’s largest fundraisers. This year funds will help support the DAM’s dynamic exhibition schedule and ongoing education programs.


The Denver Art Museum (DAM) invites the community to participate in an inspired design challenge by creating a solution to a design issue in their neighborhood and bringing it to the museum for display. The museum will put the designs on view in Open For Design: A DAM Community Challenge, opening August 4, 2012, in the Anschutz Gallery on level two of the Hamilton Building. Are you up to the task?


The Denver Art Museum (DAM) announced today that the 10-year career survey of renowned contemporary artist Dana Schutz will be exhibited at the museum November 11, 2012, through January 13, 2013. One of the most influential young artists to emerge in the past decade, Schutz is recognized for her voracious imagination, strong subject matter and vibrant color palette. Dana Schutz: If the Face Had Wheels will be on view in the Gallagher Family Gallery and included with general museum admission. Schutz will also give a Logan Lecture on November 7, 2012, at the DAM.


Due to high demand, the Denver Art Museum (DAM) is expanding the hours of Yves Saint Laurent: The Retrospective during the final 10 days of the show; the museum also will be open on July 4. Guests can explore the sweeping fashion retrospective until 9 p.m. most nights. See below for the entire schedule. Visitors from near and far have enjoyed the dazzling overview of the fashion icon’s 40 years of creativity.


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.