DAM Opens Its Doors to the Academy


One of the Academy’s most treasured community partners, the Denver Art Museum offers our participants an unparalleled, intimate, insiders’ look at the museum’s newest and permanent exhibits every term.  Board member Joanne Mendes has created several
DAM Great Art courses, each with a focus on a different area.  This fall’s Art Sampler at the Denver Art Museum (co-hosted by Dr. Joan Bub) will focus on various parts of the DAM, including the new textile exhibition.  The exhibition, called Spun, is actually a dozen exhibits, all variations on the theme, and it is designed to address a chronic problem at museums: getting visitors to look at their permanent collections. Longtime and first-time fans of this series fill the small class quickly, so register now!

But don’t wait until fall to savor DAM’s current exhibitions. Visit one or all of these great shows—

  • Figure to Field: Mark Rothko in the 1940s
  • Passport to Paris, “bringing together the rock stars of the art world”—Monet, Degas Pissaro, Toulouse-Lautrec and other masters from more than three centuries of French art
  • Spun: Adventures in Textiles, featuring historic and contemporary textiles from an array of cultures

You’ll also want to explore one of the DAM’s best-kept secrets, the Wednesday and Friday Nooner Tour series, available with your general admission ticket. Each tour, from 12:00 to 12:30, focuses on a tempting appetizer from the museum’s 5-star menu of art collections. For upcoming topics in the series, go to the Denver Art Museum’s website.