Support Groups

Would you like to become more involved at the museum? Do you have a passion for a particular type of art? The Denver Art Museum has seven themed support groups, which focus on specific DAM art collections and offer exclusive trips, tours, and events.

Membership to the Denver Art Museum is required to join all support groups, which have separate membership dues.

Support Groups of the Denver Art Museum

Alianza was created in 1989 to support the museum's pre-Columbian, Spanish colonial, and southwestern collections.

Activities include lectures, social events, and visits to other museums and private collections. Alianza also offers a popular travel program. A quarterly newsletter keeps members abreast of Alianza activities and new developments in the field.

Contact Alianza

Phone: 720-913-0173

Email: alianza@denverartmuseum.org

Founded in 1981 to support the acquisition and conservation programs of the Asian art department, the Asian Art Association (AAA) offers lectures, symposia, exhibits, and receptions to its members. These include the popular monthly Wednesday-at-Noon lectures.

AAA members get to know each other better through local social events and trips to exhibitions and collections throughout the country.

Contact the Asian Art Association

Phone: 720-913-0040

Email: blittle@denverartmuseum.org

CultureHaus is a social and educational gateway to the Denver Art Museum that connects the "young at heart" with art. CultureHaus celebrates the Denver Art Museum's collections and programs by making them accessible to new art fans and longtime art lovers.

Contact CultureHaus

Email: culturehaus@denverartmuseum.org

Join/Renew by Phone: 720-913-0130

DAM Contemporaries (DAMC) supports the Modern & Contemporary department by providing unique and engaging insights into contemporary art. We build connections and encourage conversations among curators, scholars, artists and collectors through programs and events that explore the leading edge of contemporary art in an intellectually accessible way.

Contact DAM Contemporaries

Phone: 720-913-0119

Email: damc@denverartmuseum.org

Design Council supports the department of Architecture, Design, and Graphics with lectures, symposia, presentations about the collection, and field trips. All members receive invitations to private previews and special events.

Contact the Design Council

Please contact Michele Le for more information at 720-913-0044 or mle@denverartmuseum.org.

Friends of Native Arts: The Douglas Society is the support group of the Native Arts Department at the Denver Art Museum. It was founded in 1974 to advance the understanding and appreciation of the museums Native Arts collections. Friends of Native Arts organizes lectures and meetings with distinguished scholars, native artists, and performers. Members also enjoy special workshops and programs, receive a quarterly newsletter, and can attend the annual dinner.

Contact Friends of Native Arts: The Douglas Society

Phone: 720-913-0162

Develop your interest in European and American painting and sculpture and explore the art of the American West with others who share your enthusiasm. The Friends of Painting & Sculpture (FOPAS) calendar brims with social and educational activities-lectures, exclusive tours, and excursions to exciting destinations. Proceeds from benefit events help fund acquisitions and programming in the painting and sculpture department.

Join FOPAS

  • $40 - FOPAS Young Friends of Painting & Sculpture: Must be 40 years of age or younger. Entitles member to attend all FOPAS programs.
  • $80 - FOPAS Individual Membership: This level of support entitles one person to attend all FOPAS programs throughout the year.
  • $140 - FOPAS Dual Membership: This level of support entitles two people to attend all FOPAS programs throughout the year.
  • $250 - FOPAS Sponsor Membership: This entitles two people to attend all FOPAS programs, plus one exclusive event designed for this level only. At this level, you'll receive priority invitiation to the popular art trips.
  • $500 - FOPAS Patron Level: This level entitles two people to all of the Sponsor level events and programs, plus one exclusive event. It also includes a gift of your choice from the Department's catalogues, signed by the author. At this level, you'll receive priority invitation to the popular art trips.
  • $1000 - FOPAS Benefactor Level: This level entitles two people to all of the Patron level events and programs, plus one exclusive event. It also includes a gift of your choice from the Department's catalogues, signed by the author. At this level, you'll receive priority invitation to the popular art trips.

Contact Friends of Painting & Sculpture

Phone: 720-767-1234