Celebrating 125 Years

Celebrating 125 years 1893-2018

Celebrate with Us

On December 4, the DAM turns 125. On that day, we're concluding our yearlong celebration by giving out 125th anniversary tote bags to the first 125 guests, and one special visitor will receive a bag filled with special goodies from the museum!

From 1 to 1:25 p.m., The Westsiders will be filling the Hamilton Building atrium with birthday melodies and holiday cheer.

Plus, in the Print Studio (10 am–5 pm) you can make your own monotype birthday card to share with a loved one.

images of the founders of the Denver Artists Club

Historic Milestones

The DAM was first founded as the Denver Artists’ Club in 1893. Originally formed by a small group of professional artists with the purpose of “the advancement of the art interests of Denver,” the DAM has since become home to the largest and most comprehensive collection of world art in the Rocky Mountain region, amassing more than 70,000 works of art. 

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Rendering of entrance to the North Building and Welcome Center

Looking Forward

The museum’s North Building is undergoing a major renovation, which will be complete by 2021, enabling the museum to provide greater arts access to the public for the next 125 years.


Learn More


Below, check out the supplement to The Denver Post from 1971, when the North Building first opened. Click the arrows to turn the pages. Click the magnifying glass to zoom. Click the last icon on the bottom right to enlarge the pages.

The Cheyenne bronze sculpture by Frederic Remington
Blog: Inside the Collection

Frederic Remington's The Cheyenne

On View in Stampede

Frederic Remington’s The Cheyenne is one of the most important works in the Denver Art Museum's western American art collection. In honor of our 125th anniversary, learn more about this notable acquisition. More

Conserving a Canaletto
Blog: Conservation

Conserving a Canaletto

DAM Blog Post Series Documents Masterwork's Restoration

Denver Art Museum staff are publishing a multi-part series on a long lost painting recently located in our collections. More

125th Birthday