Christoph Heinrich, Frederick and Jan Mayer Director

Throughout his tenure as the Frederick and Jan Mayer Director of the Denver Art Museum (DAM), beginning in 2010, Christoph Heinrich has continually pushed the boundaries of traditional art museum experiences.

From its inception in 2011, Heinrich oversaw the $175 million Martin Building renovation project and endowment campaign, which included the renovation of the Gio Ponti-designed Lanny & Sharon Martin Building and the construction of the new Anna & John J. Sie Welcome Center. He has elevated the DAM’s reputation for creating original content to a new high through world-exclusive exhibitions such as Claude Monet: The Truth of Nature (2019) (which he co-curated), Brilliant: Cartier in the 20th Century (2014), and Becoming Van Gogh (2009).

His vision for engaging audiences with the museum’s global art collections in new and meaningful ways has resulted in unprecedented collaborations across departments to showcase the breadth and depth of the collections, and he has been an encouraging force for live interactions with artists and visitor creativity. Additionally, Heinrich has championed landmark acquisitions, including a bequest of more than 20 Impressionist landscape paintings in 2014, which followed the acclaimed exhibition of those works in Nature as Muse: Impressionist Landscapes from the Frederic C. Hamilton Collection and the Denver Art Museum, curated by Heinrich.

Prior to his director role, Heinrich served as the DAM’s Polly and Mark Addison Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art and deputy director. Before joining the DAM, Heinrich was at the Hamburg Kunsthalle where, during his 12-year tenure, he organized more than 50 exhibitions. Heinrich attended the Universität Wien in Vienna, where he studied art history, German literature, and dramatics. He earned his M.A. and Ph.D. at the Ludwig-Maximilian-Universität in Munich, Germany.

Sarah S. Anschutz, Chairwoman, Denver Art Museum Board of Trustees

Since joining the museum’s Board of Trustees in 2001, Sarah S. Anschutz has been engaged in key milestones including launching the celebrated DAM Uncorked events and activating the annual Collectors’ Choice fundraiser as well as supporting two major capital projects, the Daniel Libeskind designed Hamilton Building and the recently renovated Martin Building. Anschutz has served on a number of boards in the community, with a focus on art and education, including serving as Vice Chair of the Clyfford Still Museum Board of Trustees from its founding through 2019, Board Chair of Kent Denver School from 2018 to 2021, as well as currently on the board of the Anschutz Foundation and Broadmoor Sea Island Company.

Anschutz currently serves as the Director of the American Museum of Western Art in Denver and holds an undergraduate degree in History from Princeton University with a focus on American Art and a Juris Doctorate degree from Stanford University.


  • Sarah S. Anschutz, Chairwoman
  • Cathey M. Finlon, Vice Chair
  • Lisë Gander, Treasurer
  • Craig Ponzio, Vice Chair
  • Robert S. Rich, Secretary


  • Dr. Patricia Baca
  • Jana Bartlit
  • Nancy Benson
  • David Birnbaum
  • Mario M. Carrera
  • Merle C. Chambers
  • Pat Cortez
  • Joy L. Dinsdale
  • Michael Duncan
  • Emily Sturm Ehrens
  • Suzanne Farver
  • Carla F. Fredericks
  • Baryn S. Futa
  • Bridget Grier
  • Andrea Pollack Hankinson
  • Craig Harrison
  • Rehan Hasan
  • Arlene Hirschfeld
  • James A. Holmes
  • Mariner Kemper
  • Dr. Christopher Law
  • Christopher K. M. Leach
  • Nancy Leprino
  • Trygve E. Myhren
  • Robert C. Newman
  • Thomas A. Petrie
  • Amanda J. Precourt
  • Jennifer Ridder
  • Richard L. Robinson
  • Alan Salazar
  • John J. Sie
  • Tina A. Walls
  • W. Richard West, Jr.
  • James F. Williams, II

Volunteer Representative

  • Karen Ray

Honorary Trustee

  • The Honorable John W. Hickenlooper, Senator, State of Colorado