Behind the Scenes at the DAM

The DAM Thanks the Real Stars of the Museum at Annual Volunteer Appreciation Celebration

Our art is wonderful, but Denver Art Museum volunteers are even more vibrant! Nearly 470 volunteers give more than 40,000 hours of their time, energy, and expertise every year helping visitors maneuver through the museum and engage with art in dynamic ways. Our volunteers are the real stars of the museum and we greatly appreciate their committed service. They are knowledgeable, interesting, friendly, and fun. They brighten the day of staff members and museum visitors alike.

We think our volunteers are the best in the world and look forward to our annual Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon to shower them with gratitude. This year, our luncheon coincides with volunteer appreciation celebrations throughout the country.

Last month three very special volunteers (pictured at top, left to right: Elizabeth Clarke, Muriel Brainard and Jacquie Kitzelman) were given the prestigious Cile Bach Award for their tremendous service. Below is the video DAM staff made to express our deep gratitude for all that volunteers contribute to the museum.

Be sure to come on by and see some great art and meet a Denver Art Museum volunteer soon. Your day will be richer because of it.

Meg Morris-Aabakken is the manager of volunteer services at the Denver Art Museum. Meg has been at the DAM since 1999 and loves working with volunteers, she says she has the best job at the DAM and the best problem to have, which is a long waiting list of people who want to volunteer at the DAM. Her two favorite exhibitions that have been on view here were Color as Field: American Paintings, 1950-1975, and Matisse.