Project Description

Grantee Profile: Denver Art Museum

Denver Art Museum Photo by James Florio

Photo by James Florio

The Denver Art Museum is an educational, nonprofit resource that sparks creative thinking and expression through transformative experiences with art. The Denver Art Museum is one of the largest art museums between Chicago and the West Coast, with a collection of more than 70,000 works of art divided between 10 permanent collections from around the world.

The mission of the Denver Art Museum is to enrich the lives of present and future generations through the acquisition, presentation, and preservation of works of art, supported by exemplary scholarship and public programs related to both its permanent collections and to temporary exhibitions presented by the museum.

In 2015, Bonfils-Stanton Foundation trustees approved a capital grant to support the Denver Art Museum’s Vision 2021, and the project to refurbish and reinvigorate the North Building. Vision 2021 outlines goals to complete the campus, strengthen and refine collections, develop programs that celebrate creativity, and attract and engage the broadest spectrum of the community.

To learn more about the Denver Art Museum, visit their website at