De Lancey Gill, Portrait of Richard Lewis Sampson cropped

Check out Some of the DAM's Mustaches in Honor of Movember (Photos)

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

Charles Deas, Long Jakes, “The Rocky Mountain Man” painting

Charles Deas

Long Jakes, “The Rocky Mountain Man”

1844

Oil on canvas; 30 x 25 in

Jointly owned by the Denver Art Museum and the American Museum of Western Art―The Anschutz Collection. Purchased in memory of Bob Magness with funds from 1999 Collector’s Choice, Sharon Magness, Mr. & Mrs. William D. Hewit, Carl & Lisa Williams, Estelle Rae Wolf - Flowe Foundation and the T. Edward and Tullah Hanley Collection by exchange. 1998.241

Thomas Eakins, "Cowboy Singing" painting

Thomas Eakins

American, 1844–1916

Cowboy Singing

1892

Oil paint on canvas

Jointly acquired in honor of Peter H. Hassrick by the Denver Art Museum and the American Museum of Western Art---The Anschutz Collection and by exchange from funds from 1999 Collectors' Choice, Sharon Magness, Mr. & Mrs. William D. Hewit, Carl & Lisa Williams, Estelle Rae Wolf - Flowe Foundation and the T. Edward and Tullah Hanley Collection, 2008.491

Although Eakins lived most of his life in Philadelphia and is not usually considered a western artist, he visited the Dakota Territory for two months in 1887. Made five years later, when Eakins was focusing on images of music and melancholy, this painting is probably a fond memory of that trip west. At that time, cowboy music was just beginning to be studied and revered as a viable part of America’s cultural legacy.

William H. D. Koerner, "The Tent Law," Don't You Go Frettin', Sallie, I'll Tend To It

William H.D. Koerner, "The Tent Law," Don't You Go Frettin', Sallie, I'll Tend To It, 1922. Oil on canvas; 36 x 28 in. Denver Art Museum: The Roath Collection, 2013.121.

Frederic Remington, The Broncho Buster

Frederic Remington

American, 1861–1909

The Broncho Buster

Modeled 1895, cast 1906

Bronze

Denver Art Museum, The Roath Collection, 2013.92

Frederic Remington, The Broncho Buster Detail

Frederic Remington

American, 1861–1909

The Broncho Buster

Modeled 1895, cast 1906

Bronze

Denver Art Museum, The Roath Collection, 2013.92

James Sloan Thompson, A Frontiersman: Captain Jack Crawford (The Poet Scout)

James Sloan Thompson

American, 1871–1934

A Frontiersman: Captain Jack Crawford (The Poet Scout)

1892

Marble

Funds from William Sr. and Dorothy Harmsen Collection by exchange, 2009.3

N. C. Wyeth, Gunfight

N. C. Wyeth

American, 1882–1945

Gunfight

About 1916

Oil paint on canvas

William Sr. and Dorothy Harmsen Collection, 2001.443

In the golden age of American illustration, the most widely circulated images featured high drama played out by epic-sized characters. Around this same time, the Old West was passing into the realm of history. Wyeth’s illustration of a saloon fight presents a larger-than-life vision of a bygone era, peopled with unlawful, unruly, and rough stereotypes.

Etienne Carjat, Portrait of Alexandre Dumas, père

Etienne Carjat

Portrait of Alexandre Dumas, père

Carbon Print

circa 1869

Gift of Joyce and Ted Strauss

1984.697

De Lancey Gill, Portrait of Richard Lewis Sampson

De Lancey Gill

Portrait of Richard Lewis Sampson

Platinum print

October 1899

Objects transferred from the Native Arts Archive to the Permanent Collection

2014.87

James Luna, Luiseno | Diegueno | Mexican Half Indian/Half Mexican

James Luna

Luiseno | Diegueno | Mexican

Half Indian/Half Mexican

1991

William Sr. and Dorothy Harmsen Collection, by exchange

2007.43

Andy Warhol Battock, Gregory from Little Red Book #176

Andy Warhol

Battock, Gregory from Little Red Book #176

Internal dye diffusion print

December 1970

Gift of The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts

2014.68.9

Jose Benito Ortega (1858-1941) St. Joseph

Jose Benito Ortega (1858-1941)

St. Joseph

Late 19th century.

Wax, wood, pine, paint, gesso; 49 in. high.

Denver Art Museum; general acquisition fund purchase for Roger Mead Memorial, 1968.90

Unknown artist Portrait of Doctor Miguel Nieto

Unknown artist

Portrait of Doctor Miguel Nieto

Before 1729

Oil on canvas

Denver Art Museum; department acquisition funds, 1966.203

Funeral Mask Moche; Peru

Funeral Mask

Moche; Peru

100 BC-AD 600

Copper, inlay, shell; 8-1/2 in.

Denver Art Museum; gift of Mr. Frederick R. Mayer, 1969.324

Male Whistle Figurine

Male Whistle Figurine

Mexico, Campeche Coast, Maya, AD 600-900

Earthenware with pigment

Acquired by exchange; 1967.108

Ancestor Portrait, China, Qing Dynasty

Ancestor Portrait, China, Qing Dynasty

Early 18th century

Watercolor on silk

Denver Art Museum; Gift in memory of William W. and Mary C. Sinclaire from William Sinclaire, Mary Carroll Sinclaire Morris and Helen Sinclaire Blythe.

2009.751

Meera Alul is the content marketing intern in the communications department at the Denver Art Museum in fall 2014. Her favorite exhibition that has been on view here is Becoming Van Gogh.