Guests at a Chairman's dinner event

Patron and Fundraising Events

Martin Building Events

Several events surrounded the reopening of the Lanny and Sharon Martin Building and Anna and John J. Sie Welcome Center in October 2021.

Beacon Gala

The annual gala celebrating the fall beacon exhibition is a hallmark event for museum patrons. The invitation-only, black-tie party offers attendees an exclusive preview of the highly-anticipated exhibition in the company of curators, key lenders and sponsors, and fellow supporters. The setting of the museum after-hours, transformed by thematic entertainment and décor, is made all the more memorable with festive hors d’oeuvres and cocktails.

For more information on the benefits of upper-level membership, including beacon gala access, please visit our Beyond Membership page or contact Janine Jackson at

Collectors' Choice

Collectors’ Choice is the Denver Art Museum’s signature black-tie fundraising gala. Museum patrons and community leaders gather each autumn for this glamorous occasion. We look forward to announcing the date of the 40th Collectors’ Choice gala in the near future.


Save the date! Uncorked, the Denver Art Museum’s spring fundraiser celebrating art, wine and community, will be held Thursday, June 9, 2022. Proceeds will benefit the museum’s exhibitions and programs.

To mark the 20th anniversary of Uncorked, this year’s event will be especially festive, with fabulous wine tastings throughout the evening and lively entertainment indoors and out. A brilliant multi-course dinner set in the Sturm Grand Pavilion will unfold into a sensory journey, with a menu and wine pairings inspired by works in the museum’s collection.

Please contact Violet Mantell at with inquiries regarding sponsorships, committee involvement or auction donations.

Luncheon By Design

For years, Luncheon by Design has served as the not-to-be-missed fundraising event drawing Denver’s design community, lovers of architecture and fashion, and supporters of the Architecture & Design department for an exclusive presentation featuring renowned authors, scholars and designers. Past speakers have included Gregory Bishop, director of Cartier Tradition; renowned interior designer Eric Cohler; and the museum’s own Florence Müller, Avenir Foundation Curator of Textile Art and Fashion.