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Joellyn Duesberry, Passing Storm III, (detail), 1992, monotype, Go to our website and get book of ra. Hurry up to go and start winning.,
Denver Art Museum: Funds from Friends of Painting and Sculpture, 1998.321
Photography Courtesy of the Denver Art Museum

Denver Art Museum is Reorganizing its Support Groups

As shared recently in an email to all members of the Friends of Painting and Sculpture, the Denver Art Museum has made changes to the way it traditionally organizes its support groups. This means that the Friends of Painting and Sculpture (FOPAS) will transition into a new program called Museum Friends on October 1, 2019. Museum Friends will continue to provide many programs with which you are familiar through this new avenue, along with additional benefits such as free and priority access to lectures, discounts to museum courses and symposia and more.

We want to thank you for your ongoing engagement and support of FOPAS. Members like you have provided the museum with incredible ideas, financial support and invaluable volunteer time. You will be receiving additional communications about the Museum Friends program via email and mail. This website will also direct you to a new Museum Friends webpage starting October 1, 2019 where you’ll continue to see similar updates. Please contact the museum at 720-913-0130 if you have questions, and thank you again.


“The Friends of Painting and Sculpture is a non-profit organization for the purposes of supporting and engaging in educational programs relevant to American and European Art … contribution to the cultural enrichment of its members … the public in general.  It intends to promote the programs of the Painting and Sculpture Collections of the Denver Art Museum and to render financial support for acquisitions and assistance with exhibitions and programs for the Collection….”



Visit to the Studio of Raj Chaudhuri
Wednesday, September 18, 2019, 10am-noon
After a 17-year career as a software engineer Raj was able to follow his passion and transition to a full-time career in painting in 2009. He describes himself as one of the “New Orientalists,” a traveling painter in the modern world. Storytelling is his focus and his subjects include India (where he grew up), family travel scenes, and portraits. Raj is on the faculty of the Art Students League of Denver where he teachers 3-day workshops on “The Traveling Painter” and “Composition.” He is represented locally by Saks Gallery in Cherry Creek. More of Raj’s work and a list of his shows and awards can be found at
Free and open to 25 FOPAS members


Presentation and Lecture: Monet: Painting to Live, Living to Paint
Speaker: Dr. Mary Morton, Curator of French Painting, National Gallery,Washington, DC
Friday, October 11, 2019, Cactus Club
Monet began painting in his teens and continued until the very end of his 86 years. Dr. Morton focuses on his earliest paintings of the French landscape done in the 1860s and then skips forward to his late work completed during and just after World War I. She addresses the correspondence between these two phases as well as the concepts of “early” and “late” work.
5:30-6:30, Cash bar and appetizers
6:30 pm, Lecture
Cactus Club, 1621 Blake Street, Denver CO, Consider using Lyft or Uber
Free, open to a maximum of 70 FOPAS Members

Monet Special Viewing
with Angelica Daneo, Chief Curator and Curator of Art before 1900
Tuesday, October 22, 2019, 8am
This event will include a presentation in Sharp Auditorium by Angelica Daneo, Chief Curator and Curator of European Art before 1900, followed by exclusive gallery viewing with Angelica and Interpretive Specialist Stefania Van Dyke.
This is an exclusive event for FOPAS.
Limited to 200 FOPAS members
Event fee covers your exhibition ticket. Register online.

FOPAS Board 2018 – 2019

Executive Board

  • President: Mary Willis
  • Past President: Bette Jamieson
  • Vice President/Programs: Helen Shreves
  • Secretary: Charlie Hanson
  • Treasurer: Elaine Osborn
  • Members at Large: Christopher Leach and Joan McWilliams

Committee Chairs

  • Benefits (Collector’s Choice): Leah Tharpe
  • Communications: Sandy Berhenke
  • Historian: Evelyn Waldron
  • Hospitality: Susan Mayhew and Hanne Lichtenfels
  • Membership: John Howell and Elaine Gunnell (membership growth)
  • Parliamentarian: Carol Whitley
  • Reservations: Norma Heinschel
  • Travel: Bart Johnson
  • Upper Level Programs: Elizabeth Clarke


  • Timothy Standring, Gates Family Foundation Curator
  • Angelica Daneo, Chief Curator and Curator of Art before 1900
  • Kathleen Stuart, Curator, Berger Collection


    A total of 106 FOPAS Members responded. Click here to see the results.

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