About Us

Our mission is to enrich the lives of present and future generations through the acquisition, presentation, and preservation of works of art, supported by exemplary scholarship and public programs related to both its permanent collections and to temporary exhibitions presented by the museum.

History

Founded in 1893 as the Denver Artists' Club, the Denver Art Museum today is one of the largest art museums between Chicago and the West Coast. The museum’s global art collections represent cultures around the world, with more than 70,000 works of art in 12 collections, including African art, architecture and design, art of the ancient Americas, Asian art, European and American art before 1900, Latin American art, Oceanic art, modern and contemporary art, photography, textile art and fashion, Indigenous arts of North America, and western American art. The museum’s global collections also reflect work by artists from Denver and the Rocky Mountain region—and provide invaluable ways for the community to learn about the world.

The Buildings

The Denver Art Museum campus consists of the Lanny & Sharon Martin Building, the Frederic C. Hamilton Building, Anna & John J. Sie Welcome Center, and the Bannock Adminstration Building.

Values and Philosophy

At the Denver Art Museum, we believe art has the power to forge connections, bridge differences, and transform lives. We are always looking for people who share our passion for creativity and community building to join our team.

Leadership

Our leadership team includes Christoph Heinrich, Frederick and Jan Mayer Director, J. Landis (Lanny) Martin, Chairman, Denver Art Museum Board of Trustees, and a respected board of officers and trustees.

Career Opportunities

At the core of who we are lives these important characteristics: creative, curious, inclusive, respectful, and dynamic. Explore our Career Opportunities page to learn more about the full-time, part-time, internships, and volunteer positions available and join a team that embodies these values every day.

Press Room

Visit our online newsroom for press inquiries and media resources.

Annual Reports

The end of each year allows us to reflect on the good fortune and experiences we shared with our visitors, members, donors, volunteers, and staff. Take a look back at the successes and challenges of the past year by browsing through our digital 2019-2020 annual report.

The Denver Art Museum is a member of the American Alliance of Museums, Association of Art Museum Directors, Association of North Front Range Museums, Colorado-Wyoming Association of Museums, Contemporary Art Colorado, French Regional and American Museums Exchange, Mountain-Plains Museum Association, and a Smithsonian Affiliate