Joellyn Duesberry, Passing Storm III, (detail), 1992, monotype, ink on paper,
Denver Art Museum: Funds from Friends of Painting and Sculpture, 1998.321
Photography Courtesy of the Denver Art Museum

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Curator's Report - Winter 2015/16

The past month saw the opening of Wyeth: Andrew and Jamie in the Studio at the Denver Art Museum on November 7th, a day before Castiglione: Lost Genius closed. The latter then moved to the Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth, Texas where I assisted with its opening on the 20th of November with docent tours and a lecture with my co-curator Martin Clayton. Both exhibitions may have contributed to the record attendance at the DAM on November 7th: over 12,000 visitors in one day! While Wyeth is receiving critical acclaim by local media and visitors to the exhibition, Castiglione continues to fascinate visitors at the last and final venue of its tour in Fort Worth.  Excerpts from the Wyeth catalogue can be found in Antiques and Fine Art Magazine this month, as well as a forth coming issue of Artists and Illustrators in the UK.  Stay tuned for further critical response to both exhibitions as well as to the accompanying catalogues!  Both exhibitions are certainly contributing to interesting dinner conversations in Denver, and now in Fort Worth.  Wyeth travels to Madrid where it opens on the 29th of February.

Curiously, work on both the Castiglione and Wyeth projects coincided sporadically while Becoming Van Gogh was on the assembly line. No moss grows under this curator’s feet, nor others in the department.  Angelica as been just as busy with her exhibition on Venetian Italian Renaissance paintings, and Kate with the Berger travelling exhibition, which just obtained another venue in Cincinnati. Other projects are on the drawing boards for the imminent future, such as one dealing with art and dance in America, and one in the distant future on an unknown French artist working side by side with the French Impressionists. Kate is working on an exhibition examining early British portraiture. We all continue to thrive at the DAM and are hugely appreciative of all that FOPAS contributes to the department and to the museum.

Dr. Timothy J. Standring
Gates Foundation, Curator of Painting & Sculpture

FOPAS Board 2016 - 2017

Executive Board

  • President: Bette Jamieson
  • Vice President/Programs: Denny O'Brien
  • Secretary: Mary Willis
  • Treasurer: Elaine Gunnell
  • Past President: Diana Groves

Committee Chairs

  • Benefits: Carolyn Kemp
  • Communications: Sandy Berhenke
  • Hospitality: Rita Larson and Lynne Keck
  • Membership: John Howell
  • Nominations: Betsy Cheroutes (chair), Nancy Parker and Bart Johnson
  • Parliamentarian: Gretchen Cooper
  • Reservations: Carol Ferguson
  • Travel: Bob Terkhorn
  • Upper Level Programs: Judy O'Brien
  • Members at Large: Phil Heinschel and Kay Landon


  • Timothy Standring, Gates Foundation Curator
  • Angelica Daneo, Curator
  • Kathleen Stuart, Curator, Berger Collection

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