Denver Art Museum Celebrates 16 Years of Uncorked with Three Unique Events

Art enthusiasts of all ages can enjoy an evening of art and wine (or whiskey!) while supporting the museum’s groundbreaking exhibitions and creative programming

Art, food, wine, whiskey and giving converge during the Denver Art Museum’s (DAM) annual spring fundraising events. The always-lively weekend returns to the DAM April 8-9, 2016 with the 16th annual Uncorked Wine Tasting, Uncorked Reserve and the brand-new Uncorked AFTERGLO. Chaired by Amanda Precourt and Kael Robinson, all three unique events provide philanthropists of all ages an opportunity to support the museum’s collections, exhibitions and creative programming.

The 16th annual Uncorked Wine Tasting will feature more than 300 wines from Colorado to Spain to Australia and beyond for enthusiasts. Taking place on Friday, April 8 from 6–9 p.m., the event attracts more than 800 guests, from wine novices to connoisseurs. Presented by Applejack Wine & Spirits and UMB Bank, the Uncorked Wine Tasting provides a unique opportunity to savor moderately to high-priced selections of exceptional vintages from prominent domestic and international vintners. The evening includes three tasting areas manned by winemakers and winery representatives as well as delicious fare from Kevin Taylor Catering. The evening also features a silent auction with offerings from Colorado’s best restaurants, hotels, spas, retailers, winemakers and breweries.

Uncorked Wine Tasting tickets are $100 for museum members, $135 for non-members and $55 for designated drivers. Tickets can be purchased at the door for an additional $10, subject to availability. First Taste tickets will also be offered for an additional $45, allowing guests to enter the Uncorked Wine Tasting an hour early at 5 p.m. For additional ticketing information, visit www.denverartmuseum.org/uncorked.

Wine-tasting continues throughout the weekend on Saturday, April 9, with Uncorked Reserve, an exclusive fundraising event that pairs world-class art with fine wine. Uncorked Reserve begins with a silent auction cocktail reception where guests can bid on an array of wines, exclusive experiences and luxury items in the museum's Duncan Pavilion. Guests will have the opportunity to start or enhance their personal art collections through the purchase of a limited edition print by internationally-renowned conceptual photographer Daniela Edburg, whose work will be featured at the DAM in 2017. Following the reception, guests will enjoy a four-course seated dinner designed by Kevin Taylor Catering, featuring exquisite wine and drink pairings with each course. With the Uncorked Reserve live auction, guests will also have the opportunity to bid on priceless experiences, unique travel packages and exclusive access to private art collections, museum exhibitions and museum curators. For tables and individual tickets, contact Gravely Wilson at gwilson@denverartmuseum.org or by calling 720-913-0034.

The weekend of events will conclude with our newest night of giving, Uncorked AFTERGLO, which will serve as the official Uncorked Reserve after party on Saturday, April 9 from 9 p.m.–midnight. Access is included for Uncorked Reserve guests and a limited number of individual tickets can be purchased at www.denverartmuseum.org/afterglo. Sponsored by CultureHaus and the Denver Whiskey Club, AFTERGLO is Denver’s newest event for young philanthropists, art lovers and trendsetters. The evening includes live music by Digital Pocket with DJ MANOS and SammyT, performances by the two-person conceptual art collaborative Industry of the Ordinary, whiskey tasting stations featuring five local distilleries and late-night fare by Kevin Taylor Catering. Setting AFTERGLO apart from other events, guests will participate in interactive philanthropy by voting on what programs the event proceeds will support. The dress is vivid cocktail, neon is encouraged, and tickets are $75 and $60 for CultureHaus members.

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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. Denver 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 www.denverartmuseum.org.