Celebrate with Us
This year marks the 125th anniversary of the Denver Art Museum. Throughout 2018 we invite you to join us as we celebrate the museum's heritage, programming, and vision for the future. Look for #DAMbirthday selfie moments inside the museum, special giveaways, birthday-themed beverages in the Callahan Café, and more.
BIRTHDAY SPECIAL PRICE: In honor of our 125th anniversary, on July 20, 2018, general admission for adults is $1.25!
Sign up for email updates and follow along on social media (Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter) to learn about celebratory moments throughout the year, culminating on December 4 (the museum's official birthday).
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.View Timeline
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.
FROM THE ARCHIVES
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.
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
Honors for a pioneering arts and culture supporter. More
In 2012 the Asian art department marked a milestone for one its dearest and most significant contributors, Bj Averitt. More
2015 is the centennial anniversary of Asian art at the DAM. More
Denver Art Museum staff are publishing a multi-part series on a long lost painting recently located in our collections. More