Movember, a combination of the words “mustache” and “November,” is an annual event during which men grow mustaches in November to raise awareness for various men’s health issues. In honor of it, we put together a selection of 'staches at the Denver Art Museum.
The campaign is run by The Movember Foundation. Their vision is to “get men to grow mustaches and the community to support them by creating an innovative, fun, and engaging annual Movember campaign.”
Movember has turned into an international phenomenon, with men all over the world donning mustaches to support the cause. Around this time of the month, there should be a plethora of mustaches roaming the streets. Not to be outdone, below are some of the men who were ahead of the trend here at the DAM.
Image credit: De Lancey Gill. Portrait of Richard Lewis Sampson (detail). Platinum print. October 1899. Objects transferred from the Native Arts Archive to the Permanent Collection. 2014.87