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Patron and Fundraising Events

Beacon Gala

The annual gala celebrating the fall “beacon” exhibition is a hallmark event for museum patrons. The invitation-only party offers attendees an exclusive preview of the highly anticipated exhibition in the company of curators, 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 Mary Beth Polce at to learn more.

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.


Uncorked is the Denver Art Museum’s spring fundraiser celebrating art, wine, and community. This festive evening is beloved for its inspired food and drink pairings and lively entertainment indoors and out. A brilliant multi-course dinner, set in the Sturm Grand Pavilion as the sun sets, is the hallmark of the event, and a truly unique silent auction filled with collectible wines, extraordinary opportunities, and exclusive artwork rounds out the program.

Uncorked 2023 will be held on Friday, June 9, 2023, and will raise funds for the DAM's Learning & Engagement programs. Contact Violet Mantell at with inquiries regarding sponsorships, early reservations, committee involvement or auction donations.

Luncheon by Design

Luncheon by Design has become the not-to-be-missed fundraising event drawing Denver’s design and creative community, lovers of architecture and fashion, and supporters of the architecture and design department for an exclusive presentation featuring renowned authors, scholars and designers.

Luncheon by Design 2023: Sneaker Culture will be held Wednesday, April 26, 2023, and will raise funds for the Architecture and Design department.