Arts, Culture, Humanities : Museums

Denver Art Museum

Building and enhancing the public's awareness of and appreciation for the visual and related arts

three stars

88.77

100 West Fourteenth Avenue Parkway Denver, CO 80204
tel: (720) 913-0130   Web Site
EIN: 84-6038240

Board Leadership
J. Landis Martin
Chairman

CEO
Christoph Heinrich
Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 88.77 three stars
  Financial 87.67 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 90.00 four stars
This rating was published 07/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Since its beginnings in the 1890s as the Denver Artists' Club, the Denver Art Museum has had a number of temporary homes. The museum opened its own galleries in 1949, and a center for children's art activities was added in the early 1950s. In 1971, we opened what's now known as the North Building. Our most recent expansion opened in October 2006. Today, the 356,000-square-foot museum complex includes collection gallery space, three temporary exhibition venues, and the Lewis I. Sharp Auditorium. In addition to our art collections, the Denver Art Museum is internationally recognized for our family-friendly environment, and has received critical acclaim for encouraging art appreciation through interactive activities.

Since its beginnings in the 1890s as the Denver Artists' Club, the Denver Art Museum has had a number of temporary homes. The museum opened its own galleries in 1949, and a center for children's art activities was added in the early 1950s. In 1971, we opened what's now known as the North Building. Our most recent expansion opened in October 2006. Today, the 356,000-square-foot museum complex includes collection gallery space, three temporary exhibition venues, and the Lewis I. Sharp Auditorium. In addition to our art collections, the Denver Art Museum is internationally recognized for our family-friendly environment, and has received critical acclaim for encouraging art appreciation through interactive activities.

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Financial

three stars

87.67

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

90.00

This rating was published 07/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity's total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
75.2%
  Administrative Expenses 19.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 5.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.03
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 3.89
  Program Expenses Growth 3.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 8.6%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Denver Art Museum on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Denver Art Museum on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $41,870,283
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $3,729,336
   Fundraising Events $819,539
   Related Organizations $6,025,741
   Government Grants $11,490,074
Total Contributions $63,934,973
   Program Service Revenue $5,413,398
Total Primary Revenue $69,348,371
   Other Revenue $4,625,232
TOTAL REVENUE $73,973,603
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $26,822,018
   Administrative Expenses $7,255,512
   Fundraising Expenses $1,967,810
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $36,045,340
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $37,928,263
   
Net Assets $151,503,061

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$340,188 0.94% Christoph Heinrich Director

Mission

Since its beginnings in the 1890s as the Denver Artists' Club, the Denver Art Museum has had a number of temporary homes. The museum opened its own galleries in 1949, and a center for children's art activities was added in the early 1950s. In 1971, we opened what's now known as the North Building. Our most recent expansion opened in October 2006. Today, the 356,000-square-foot museum complex includes collection gallery space, three temporary exhibition venues, and the Lewis I. Sharp Auditorium. In addition to our art collections, the Denver Art Museum is internationally recognized for our family-friendly environment, and has received critical acclaim for encouraging art appreciation through interactive activities.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Denver Art Museum (CO) 88.77 three stars
Saginaw Art Museum (MI) 87.33 three stars
Brooklyn Museum (NY) 88.22 three stars
Museum of Arts and Sciences (GA) 91.24 four stars
Los Angeles County Museum of Art (CA) 88.06 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Denver Art Museum
100 West Fourteenth Avenue Parkway
Denver, CO 80204
tel: (720) 913-0130
EIN: 84-6038240

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Board Leadership

J. Landis Martin
Chairman

CEO

Christoph Heinrich
Director