Our Art Is Disappearing!
us art is a passion, a love affair that we live each and every day.
Seeing the gentle blending of shapes and colors as they build a
masterpiece painting. Or how the artist has captured the exquisite form
of the perfectly sculpted man. The straining sinewed muscles, the
expression of determination on the face, plus the agony and pleasures
seen in the eyes.
And it is up to us to let those
that have never known all the emotions and elations we feel when we see
year, money is taken from school programs for the students who have
never had the opportunity to learn about art. They will never know the
rich heritage or the struggles and sacrifices made by artists who
brought their art to society.
I know times are tough and money is scarce in our school system, but
our children should not be made to suffer for our lack of foresight.
There is, however a bastion of
hope and it rests in art museums around the country like the Denver Art
art museums are a place where an art connoisseur or casual art admirer
can experience the world of art. But more importantly they are a place
where anyone that has never been exposed to great art can find the
appreciation they didn't know they had.
enough each year fewer young people are able to discover the
appreciation they might have known for art. What makes this so sad is
that we know how an appreciation for fine art can shape and mold a
young mind into someone that can truly become a productive member of
dilemma in this complex world is how to best serve this need to bring
appreciation to those that would have a craving to learn more about art
and perhaps even create their own masterpieces for the world.
the school system is unable to provide this impetus it is left to the
private sector to take the reins once more and educate as many as
possible on the benefits that can
be found in the world of art.
we at the Denver Art Museum hope to accomplish this is through your
generous donation. If you are not interested in make a donation you can
also purchase one of our yearly membership packages.
Membership is easy and
can join today at one of the many levels offered and enjoy the
privileges of membership for an entire year. Typical benefits include:
Free general admission for one year.
Free admission to all exhibitions
requiring a ticket.
Option to purchase additional admission
tickets to ticketed exhibitions at a discount.
Priority registration for adult
programs, kids camps and classes at discounted rates.
10 percent discount in all Museum Shops.
Members-only event invitations.
Subscription to "On and Off the Wall",
our bimonthly magazine.
Optionally receive our e-newsletter Art
Opportunity to join support groups and
Reduced subscription rates on
Architectural digest, Art in America and other selected art magazines.
Benefits vary with membership levels.
Membership Benefits & Levels
are many membership levels for you to choose from and one will surely
be just right for you. You can join as an individual for $50 or if you
are a senior, student or teacher you can join for only $45. With each
of these you get the basic package, a personalized membership card and
two admission tickets for special exhibits requiring a ticket.
you're married or have a significant other you can join as a Dual
member or as a Family member for $70. You get the basic package, two
personalized membership cards and six admissions to each ticketed
exhibition. You may also exercise your option to buy another card for a
designated nanny or caregiver for $25.
membership is $125. With this package you get the basic package, two
personalized membership cards, twelve tickets to exhibits requiring a
ticket, the option to purchase an extra card for a designated nanny or
caregiver for $25, membership privileges at more than 50 museums and an
invitation to an exclusive annual event plus two free general admission
Supporting membership is $500 and you get all the basic package
benefits for four adults and their dependent children/grandchildren
ages 18 or younger, plus four personalized membership cards, fourteen
admissions to each ticketed exhibition, the one card option for a
designated nanny or caregiver at $25, membership privileges at more
than 50 museums, invitations to two exclusive annual events, four free
general admission guest passes, listing in the annual report and an
invitation to Collectors' Choice.
can become a Benefactor for $1,000 with all the benefits from the basic
package for four adults and their dependent children/grandchildren ages
18 or younger with four personalized membership cards, fourteen
admissions to exhibitions requiring tickets, the "Plus One" card option
for a designated nanny or caregiver at $25, membership privileges at
more than 50 museums, Invitations to two exclusive annual events, four
free general admission guest passes, one free exhibition catalog,
listing in the annual report, an invitation to Collectors' Choice and
an invitation to an Associates event.
matter which level you choose you know that you are receiving a far
greater value for your money even if you could purchase everything
separately. You also get the satisfaction of knowing that you increase
the functionality of the Denver Art Museum.
Or you can take your membership
to the next level as an Associate member.
Associate Membership Benefits
an Associate member of the Denver Art Museum, you will be supporting
the museum while enjoying exclusive benefits that include access to the
museum's collections and exhibitions, the opportunity to visit private
collections around the world, meet the museum curators, and receive
invitations to some of the year's most prestigious events.
importantly you could be giving a gift of far greater value to someone
that has not realized just how much art can enrich their lives. Believe
it or not there are people in
the world who have not ever experienced how fine art can effect them,
how it can enhance their lives and touch their souls.
Associates (YA) are the future leaders of the museum and the next
generation of museum patrons. By becoming a Young Associate for $1,000
you will receive several of the same benefits as the Associate members
and enjoy exclusive YA events.
you become an Associate member for a $2,500 donation you will receive
all the benefits from the basic package for two adults and dependent
children/grandchildren age 18 or younger, invitations to the
Collectors, Curators, and Connoisseurs Salon Series, where you can get
to know curators and other art scholars, private tours of ticketed
exhibitions, exclusive events with the museum director and curators,
unique art-related travel opportunities to significant museums and
private collections, membership privileges at more than 50 museums,
complimentary museum catalog of your choice from the Museum Shop and 10
percent discount in the Museum Shop.
those age 65 and older we offer our Senior Associate program for $1,500
where you receive all the same benefits as our Associate members.
you would truly like to be involved we also offer First 100 Associate
program for $5,000. You will receive all Associate member benefits for
two adults and their dependent children/grandchildren (age 18 or
younger), plus you can choose to designate 50 percent of the total gift
amount to a museum program or department of your choice. You will have
the opportunity to consult with curators about your personal
acquisitions and collections and you will receive annual recognition on
the museum's donor wall.
more information or to become a Member or an Associate please call the
Denver Art Museum's membership office at 720-913-2764.
If you prefer and
for your convenience we
have a fully functional website where you can become a member and make
your donation. Simply go to http://www.denverartmuseum.org
and sign up under the get involved tab on the left side of the screen.
your voice heard today by becoming a member or an associate. Your
donation may make it possible, through our advertising, for someone
that has never experienced the rapture of art to become involved. It
may just lead them to view their first piece of fine art.
is required by the IRS for the Denver Art Museum, a nonprofit
organization, to provide written disclosure of the fair market value
(FMV) of the benefits you receive when you become a member. The
tax-deductible portion of memberships is as follows:
Senior/Student/Teacher $36; Individual $41; Family/Dual $42; Sustaining
$78; Supporting $384; Benefactor $859; Young Associates $809; Senior
Associates $1,309; Associates $2,309; First 100 Associates $4,809.
Yours in the World of Art,
Curator of the Denver Art Museum
If not for yourself do it for the future. You hold the gift of
knowledge about the world of art for young minds to enfold within your
grasp. The time to act is now before it's too late and the art
appreciation for our masterpieces has disappeared forever. Please take
the time to avail the opportunity for these young minds.