From Paris to Denver: Dior exhibit opens at DAM

Dior exhibit illustrates making haute couture.

The Dior exhibit illustrates the intricate process that goes into designing and producing haute couture or “high fashion” pieces from notable fashion houses.

Christian Dior, one of fashion’s most iconic couturiers, has taken up shop at the Denver Art Museum.

Now through March 3, 2019, Dior: From Paris to the World examines the fashion house’s legacy and global influence in both fashion and culture over the past 70 years.

On display includes more than 200 couture dresses, along with accessories, costume jewelry, drawings, runway videos, photographs and more.

While the exhibit illustrates the fashion house’s founder Christian Dior and his impact on the fashion industry, it also highlights the creative directors who succeeded him into the 21st century and how each one of them made their mark.

Scott Reiman and the Reiman Foundation have been long-time supporters of the Denver Art Museum and its evolution as one of the best museum’s in the nation.


Denver Art Museum unveils exclusive Rembrandt exhibit

Now through early next year, the Denver Art Museum is the only museum in the U.S. to host Rembrandt: Painter as Printmaker. 


Rembrandt van Rijn, Self-Portrait in a Cap, Wide-Eyed and Open-Mouthed, about 1630. Etching and drypoint; 2.09 x 1.81 in. Bibliothèque nationale de France, Department of Prints and Photography.

The exhibit includes nearly 100 prints from throughout Rembrandt’s 40-year career. It looks at his evolution of printmaking and the craft. It also examines how he combined the three principle methods of intaglio: etching, drypoint and engraving. On display includes several self-portraits as well as still life, biblical, allegorical, genre and landscape pieces.

While the exhibition centers on Rembrandt’s printmaking, 17 drawings and several paintings are also on view.

The exhibition is included in general admission and thanks to the Free for Kids program, is free for youth ages 18 and under. Scott Reiman and the Reiman Foundation sponsor the Free for Kids program and support initiatives that offer kids access to art and cultural experiences.

Denver Muralist collaborates with local youth

Denver muralist Jaime Molina is partnering with a few local young artists to showcase their talents at the Denver Art Museum.

When visitors explore Molina’s “Past the Tangled Present” installation, they will not only see Molina’s whimsical work, but also 30 artworks created by youth ages 12-18 who collaborated with Molina to create their own project inspired by the exhibit while also showcasing their own style.

Over the summer, Molina held a series of workshops for kids from Denver Public Library’s Montbello Branch ideaLab and the William E. Cope and Denver Broncos Boys & Girls Clubs.

“Past the Tangled Present” is on view at the DAM through September 9. This exhibition is included with general admission, which is free for members and youth ages 18 and younger thanks to the Free for Kids program.

Scott Reiman and the Reiman Foundation are a proud sponsor of Free for Kids and support programs that give students across the state access to art and cultural experiences.


Denver muralist Jaime Molina collaborates with local kids on “Past the Tangled Present” at the Denver Art Museum. 

Renovation set to begin on Denver Art Museum’s North Building

The Denver Art Museum is preparing to conserve one it’s greatest works of art – the North Building. On November 19, the North Building will close so art can be removed and construction on the renovation plan can begin on November 20.

The architectural rendering of the Denver Art Museum's North Building

Proposed architectural rendering of an aerial view of the North Building. Courtesy of Fentress Architects

With the North Building closure, the Hamilton Building will be open seven days a week for the first time ever to provide visitors more opportunities to experience the museum.

The $150 million renovation project will expand and update the North Building and will include a 50,000-square-foot, two-story Anna and John J. Sie Welcome Center complete with conservation lab and programming and event space. Also included in the plans is a seventh-floor terrace in the North Building with outdoor access for visitors, expanded gallery space for the museum’s design and Western American art collections, new youth and education facilities and updated disabled-access and other building operating systems.

Scott Reiman has been a longtime member of the Denver Art Museum community. He has served as a museum trustee and has made the Free for Kids program possible, offering youth visitors under 18, free general admission to the museum. The Reiman Bridge that connects the Denver Art Museum’s Hamilton Building and North Building is named after him.

Scott Reiman and Bellco sponsor Free for Kids at Denver Art Museum


Photo courtesy of the Denver Art Museum. Denver muralists Jaime Molina and Pedro Barrios work to complete a mural in downtown Denver to celebrate Free for Kids.

Denver Art Museum trustee and Reiman Foundation President Scott Reiman is dedicated to providing all kids access to a world of art, history and culture.

Last May, Reiman, along with the Denver Art Museum, unveiled the Free for Kids program, providing free general admission to the museum for youth visitors under 18 until 2010.

Today, Bellco Credit Union is joining Reiman in his effort.

In a new, two-year collaboration with the museum, Bellco’s presenting sponsorship will support engagement opportunities, enhanced learning, educational resources and materials for youth visitors in addition to funding for outreach to underserved communities.

In addition to free general admission for youth visitors, the program also offers free general admission for school tours and other youth groups. In its first year, Free for Kids has seen an increase in school visits by more than 50 percent.

To celebrate the program and its new partnership, Denver muralists Pedro Barrios and Jaime Molina are creating an outdoor wall mural, funded in part by Bellco, just outside the 1515 Restaurant downtown. The mural is set to be completed soon. 

On November 22, 2016, local families grabbed their paint and paint brushes along with Barrios and Molina and Bellco and museum executives to create their own mural designs. 

Read here to learn more about the Denver Art Museum’s Free for Kids program and its new sponsor. 

Denver Art Museum’s Hamilton Building Turns 10

DAM Hamilton Building

The Denver Art Museum Hamilton Building celebrates 10 years.

It’s been 10 years since the Hamilton Building was unveiled at the Denver Art Museum.The Hamilton Building was Daniel Libeskind’s first project completed in North America. The design is said to resemble the peaks of the Rocky Mountains and geometric rock formations discovered in the foothills near Denver.

Since 2006, there have been 128 exhibitions on view in the Hamilton Building including: Tutankhamun: The Golden King and the Great Pharaohs, Becoming Van Gogh, and Yves Saint Laurent: The Retrospective.

Scott Reiman has been a longtime and valued member of the Denver Art Museum.  Reiman, along with the Reiman Foundation have made it possible for all kids across Colorado to have access to art through the Free For Kids program.  He is also the namesake for The Reiman Bridge that connects the Hamilton Building and North Building.