Leadership

Christoph Heinrich, Frederick and Jan Mayer Director

Christoph Heinrich, PhD, was named the Frederick and Jan Mayer Director of the Denver Art Museum in 2010, after serving the museum for two years as curator of modern and contemporary art. Since assuming the leadership role at DAM, Heinrich has encouraged live interactions with artists on site and enhanced opportunities for visitor creativity throughout the museum, including presiding over notable exhibitions Brilliant: Cartier in the 20th Century, Wyeth: Andrew and Jamie in the Studio, Yves Saint Laurent: The Retrospective, Becoming Van Gogh, Glory of Venice: Masterworks of the Renaissance and Star Wars and the Power of Costume. His 2009 exhibition Embrace! challenged contemporary artists from around the world to create installations inspired by the unique architecture of the museum’s Frederic C. Hamilton Building.

Before joining the DAM, Heinrich was at the Hamburg Kunsthalle, where during his 12-year tenure, he organized more than 50 exhibitions. Born in Frankfurt/Main, Heinrich attended the Universität Wien in Vienna, where he studied Art History, German Literature and Dramatics. He earned his MA and PhD at the Ludwig-Maximilian-Universität in Munich. A knowledgeable art historian, his publications range from contemporary public sculpture to 19th and 20th-century painters such as Claude Monet, Vincent van Gogh, Francis Bacon, Andy Warhol and Daniel Richter. His 2014 publication, Nature as Muse: Inventing Impressionist Landscape, highlighted the generous bequest of 22 impressionist works to the museum by former board chairman and Chairman Emeritus, Frederic C. Hamilton.

J. Landis (Lanny) Martin, Chairman, Denver Art Museum Board of Trustees

A museum board member since 1994, J. Landis (Lanny) Martin has served on the museum’s Executive Committee and was chairman of the Finance Committee from 1996 to 2013. From 2011 to 2013, Martin served as the Co-Chair of the Board alongside Frederic C. Hamilton and was elected as Chairman of the Board in 2013. Throughout the years, Martin has been instrumental in guiding the museum’s vision including the completion of the Hamilton Building, and support for major programs and exhibitions. In honor of his contributions, one of the museum’s primary exhibition galleries is named in honor of Lanny and Sharon Martin, as is the plaza, which connects the museum to the adjacent neighborhood.

Beyond his role at the DAM, Martin is also chairman of the Clyfford Still Museum Foundation, Chairman of the Board of Trustees at Northwestern University and is actively involved with the Central City Opera as Chairman Emeritus. Martin founded Platte River Equity in 2005 after serving more than 18 years in senior management positions with publicly-held industrial, chemical, and metals companies.

From 1989 until his retirement in 2005, Martin was Chairman and CEO of Titanium Metals Corporation. Under Martin’s leadership, TIMET’s equity value increased from $20 million to more than $3.5 billion. Martin is a founding director and Chairman of the Board of Crown Castle International Corp., a leading independent owner, and operator of wireless communication sites. Martin is a lead director of Intrepid Potash, Inc. and the Apartment Investment Management Company, the largest owner, operator, and manager of apartments in the United States. Martin is an avid art collector including a major collection of mid-20th-century works, as well as the art of the American West. He and his wife, Sharon, have three children, Mary Lester, Sarah Stettner, and Emily Jones.

Officers

  • J Landis Martin, Chairman
  • Sarah Anschutz Hunt, Vice Chair
  • Craig Ponzio, Vice Chair
  • Wayne W Murdy, Treasurer
  • Robert S Rich, Secretary

Trustees

  • Dr. Patricia Baca
  • Jana Bartlit
  • Nancy Lake Benson
  • David Birnbaum
  • Mario M Carrera
  • Merle Chambers
  • David J Corkins
  • Pat Cortez
  • Joy Dinsdale
  • Michael Duncan
  • Suzanne Farver
  • Cathey Finlon
  • Baryn Futa
  • Charles P Gallagher
  • Arlene Hirschfeld
  • James Holmes
  • Mariner Kemper
  • Nancy Leprino Henry
  • Kent A Logan
  • Lee McIntire
  • Trygve Myhren
  • Robert Newman
  • Kathryn Paul
  • William Pauls
  • Thomas Petrie
  • Craig Ponzio
  • Amanda J Precourt
  • Scott J Reiman
  • Richard Robinson
  • John Sie
  • Emily Sturm
  • James F Williams, II

Honorary Trustee

  • The Honorable John W Hickenlooper, Former Governor, State of Colorado

Volunteer Representative

  • Frieda Levine