Hamilton Family Gives $250,000: New Gift Links Denver Art Museum and University of Denver

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DENVER, CO.- Frederic C. and Jane Hamilton have donated $250,000 to the University of Denver (DU) in order to strengthen the link between DU’s School of Art and Art History (SAAH) and the Denver Art Museum (DAM). The program will advance students’ understanding of how artists and museums work together to present important international installations to the public. The gift will fund a visiting artist program for five years, two artists per year. Selected artists will prepare an installation at the DAM and also will participate at DU through class projects, guest lectures, demonstrations and workshops. “We are fortunate to have these two important institutions working to grow the visual arts in our community,” said Mr. Hamilton. “It is our hope that this donation further engages students and the public in the creative process of artists working today.” “The University of Denver has a