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

Aims and Purposes

"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...."

Curator's Report - Fall/Winter 2017-18

Timothy Standing in his Paris office, Bibliotheque Nationale de France, Summer 2017

It will be a remarkable year of upcoming exhibitions at the Denver Art Museum, largely with the efforts of the Department of Painting & Sculpture.  Angelica and her exhibition team at the DAM have produced a stunning installation for Her Paris: Women Artists in the Age of Impressionism, an exhibition that will feature more than 80 paintings by 37 women artists from across Europe and America.

Many, including Berthe Morisot, Mary Cassatt, and Rosa Bonheur, migrated to the city of lights to further their careers.  Remarkably so, they worked there during a period of significant social, cultural, and artistic change.  Notwithstanding these changes, they nurtured their formidable artistic aspirations and helped create an alternative system that included attending private academies, exhibiting independently.

Timothy and his colleagues have been working on an exhibition that will showcase the works of Edgar Degas who thought of himself more of an Independent rather than Impressionist. In this groundbreaking exhibition, you’ll encounter more than 100 works consisting of paintings, drawings, pastels, etchings, monotypes, and sculptures in bronze.  You’ll leave with an entirely new appreciation of this prolific artist. The DAM is the sole American venue for the exhibition.

As a member of FOPAS, you’ll have a special opportunity to visit these exhibitions exclusively with their curators. After all, you have contributed much to inspire all of us, which also includes Kathleen Stuart, and Emily Willkom.  Stay tuned for yet another exhibition exclusively at the DAM, one by the painter of the famed “Night Watch”.

Dr. Timothy J. Standring
Gates Family Foundation Curator at the Denver Art Museum

FOPAS Board 2018 - 2019

Executive Board

  • President: Mary Willis
  • Vice President/Programs: Helen Shreves
  • Secretary: Harry Ells
  • Treasurer: Elaine Osborne
  • Past President: Bette Jamieson

Committee Chairs

  • 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: Norma Heinschel
  • Travel: Bob Terkhorn
  • Upper Level Programs: Elizabeth Clarke
  • Historian: Ellen Reynolds
  • Members at Large: Christopher Leach and Joan McWilliams
  • Art Auction: Toni Cohig


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

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