Denver Art Museum and PNC Bank Announce Strategic Sponsorship

PNC Bank to sponsor the most comprehensive U.S. exhibition of Monet paintings in more than two decades

The Denver Art Museum (DAM) and PNC Bank today announced a new strategic sponsorship in support of the upcoming Claude Monet: The Truth of Nature exhibition, which will feature about 120 paintings, spanning Monet’s entire career. PNC Bank will be the presenting sponsor of the exhibition, which is co-organized by the DAM and the Museum Barberini in Potsdam, Germany, and will be in Denver from Oct. 21, 2019 through Feb. 2, 2020.

Claude Monet, The Artist's House at Argenteuil, 1873. Oil paint on canvas; 23-11/16 x 28-7/8 in. (60.2 x 73.3 cm). The Art Institute of Chicago: Mr. and Mrs. Martin A. Ryerson Collection, 1933.1153. Photo credit: The Art Institute of Chicago/Art Resource, NY.

“PNC Bank has a 160-year tradition of enriching our communities through philanthropic support of the arts, and we are honored to support this landmark exhibition of Monet paintings in the U.S.,” said Ryan Beiser, PNC regional president and head of Corporate Banking for Denver. “We know this unparalleled Monet exhibition will positively impact the arts and culture community and play a critical role in the continued success, stability and growth of our local community.”

This landmark exhibition, which will fill three galleries totaling about 20,000 square feet, is organized and curated by the DAM’s Angelica Daneo and Christoph Heinrich and Museum Barberini’s Director Ortrud Westheider. Major lenders include the Musée d'Orsay, Paris; Musée Marmottan Monet, Paris; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; The Art Institute of Chicago; and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

“We are grateful for this new sponsorship with PNC Bank, whose support will help us present this monumental exhibition, providing a new perspective on such a beloved artist,” said Christoph Heinrich, Frederick and Jan Mayer director of the DAM. “We are excited to provide local audiences and visitors from around the world the opportunity to experience such a fascinating exploration into one of the most celebrated impressionists in art history.”

Along with The Truth of Nature exhibition, PNC Bank will also be supporting Create Playdate, a signature program of the DAM designed for families with young children. This monthly, bilingual program allows families to tap into the museum’s resources to ignite curiosity, spark imagination and nurture a love of learning through hands-on projects for young children and their caregivers. Create Playdate closely aligns with PNC Grow Up Great®, a $350 million, multi-year, bilingual initiative to help prepare children from birth to age 5 for success in school and life; and is free for kids through February 2020.

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Claude Monet: The Truth of Nature is co-organized by the Denver Art Museum and the Museum Barberini, Potsdam. It is presented with generous support from PNC Bank. Additional funding is provided by Robert and Carolyn Barnett, the donors to the Annual Fund Leadership Campaign and the citizens who support the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD). Promotional support is provided by 5280 Magazine, CBS4, Comcast Spotlight and The Denver Post.


PNC Bank, National Association, is a member of The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. (NYSE: PNC). PNC is one of the largest diversified financial services institutions in the United States, organized around its customers and communities for strong relationships and local delivery of retail and business banking including a full range of lending products; specialized services for corporations and government entities, including corporate banking, real estate finance and asset-based lending; wealth management and asset management. For information about PNC, visit


The Denver Art Museum is an educational, nonprofit resource that sparks creative thinking and expression through transformative experiences with art. Its holdings reflect the city and region—and provide invaluable ways for the community to learn about cultures from around the world. Metro citizens support the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD), a unique funding source serving hundreds of metro Denver arts, culture and scientific organizations. For museum information, call 720- 865-5000 or visit


Denver Art Museum Media Contact:

Shadia Lemus, 720-913-0096 or

PNC Bank Media Contact:

Whitney Wilson, 214-871-1209 or @WhitneyW_PNC

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