Collectors' Choice 41
Join us on Thursday, November 30, 2023, for Collectors’ Choice 41—a dazzling evening celebrating the artistry and impact of textile arts and fashion at the Denver Art Museum. The event will recognize the transformational support of this year’s honorees, the Avenir Foundation and Joy and Chris Dinsdale, and the impact of textile art and fashion across the museum, within our Denver community, and on the global stage.
Collectors' Choice 40
The Denver Art Museum’s signature gala marked its 40th year on Friday, November 18, 2022 in honor of John & Sandy Fox, Craig Ponzio, and Clara Ricciardi for their transformational contributions to the Latin American art department. Funds raised benefitted modern and contemporary Latin American art acquisitions.
Collectors’ Choice 39 (2019): Jana and Fred Bartlit
Funds were raised to benefit the museum’s Education Endowment, in honor of the Bartlits’ generous underwriting of the future Learning & Engagement Center. The evening program looked ahead to a bright future for creativity and community at the museum, which was underscored by attendees’ support of innovative programming across an expanded campus.
Collectors’ Choice 38 (2018): Governor John Hickenlooper
In recognition of the Governor’s steadfast support of Colorado’s arts community, Collectors’ Choice 38 raised funds for the museum’s world-class exhibitions and innovative programs. From performances by the Montbello Drumline to the New Hope Baptist Choir and the Avett Brothers, the evening was an uplifting and inspiring celebration of creativity and culture.
Collectors’ Choice 37 (2017): Anna and John J. Sie
This special evening celebrated the Sies’ outstanding leadership and generous contributions to the Denver Art Museum—in particular, their support of the future Welcome Center. Funds raised at Collectors’ Choice 37 benefited Vision 2021, the project and campaign to renovate the North Building and expand the museum campus.
Collectors’ Choice 36 (2016): Sharon and Lanny Martin
The Martins’ extraordinary leadership and support over two decades has elevated the Denver Art Museum to new heights. The festive and heartfelt gala raised funds for the Vision 2021 capital campaign, of which the Martins have been an instrumental part.
Collectors’ Choice 35 (2015): Jan Mayer
For more than four decades, Jan Mayer has been a steadfast patron and friend of the Denver Art Museum. Inspired by the incomparable gifts of art by Jan and her late husband Frederick (notably their renowned Spanish Colonial collection) as well as generous support of parallel scholarly initiatives and curatorial positions, the event raised funds for the galleries of the New World Department.