Behind the Scenes at the DAM

Opening Gala Celebrates Passport to Paris

On October 25, The Museum Associates, patrons, and other sponsors gathered to celebrate the opening of Passport to Paris, the Denver Art Museum’s beautiful new exhibition showcasing three centuries of French art. 

Dressed to the nines, nearly 650 guests enjoyed the Opening Gala at the Frederic C. Hamilton Building. The El Pomar Grand Atrium was transformed by exquisite décor designed by artist Mary Ehrin and floral arrangements created by volunteers of the museum’s Flower Council. The atmosphere was enlivened by a quartet of Colorado Symphony French horn players. Guests enjoyed French-inspired cuisine designed by award-winning chef Kevin Taylor and sipped specialty cocktails from Cointreau and Remy V. After welcoming remarks from Frederick and Jan Mayer Director Christoph Heinrich, Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper, and presenting sponsor Delta Dental of Colorado President and CEO Kate Paul, the exhibition opened for guests to be the first to experience the stunning and comprehensive trio of exhibitions. For more photos from the Opening Gala, visit here.

A vibrant art museum can only exist with a robust and active membership base, and The Museum Associates is an ideal way to both support the museum and gain access to all it has to offer. The Museum Associates is a leadership level membership program that offers  participants the opportunity to make a significant contribution to the DAM while building a deeper relationship with the museum through special events with curators that offer first access to the DAM’s many exciting exhibition openings like the Passport to Paris Gala. For more information about The Museum Associates program, visit here.

 

Christoph Heinrich, Frederick and Jan Mayer Director, welcoming guests

Christoph Heinrich, Frederick and Jan Mayer Director, welcoming guests

Passport to Paris Gala guests

Passport to Paris Gala guests

Governor John Hickenlooper and Christoph Heinrich, Frederick and Jan Mayer Director of the DAM

Governor John Hickenlooper and Christoph Heinrich, Frederick and Jan Mayer Director of the DAM

Leah Fell is the associate director of development, individual and corporate relations in the development department at the Denver Art Museum. Leah joined the DAM in spring 2013 and her favorite exhibitions have been Nick Cave: Sojourn and Figure to Field: Mark Rothko in the 1940sShe enjoys connecting donors with a passion for art to the DAM.