Denver Art Museum receives record bequest of $100m worth of Impressionist paintings, including its first van Gogh, from donor Frederic Hamilton.
"The Denver Art Museum will acquire 22 masterworks by the most revered names in French Impressionism through a bequest from Colorado collector and philanthropist Frederic C. Hamilton. The gift, to be formally announced Monday, will triple DAM’s holdings from the era and give the museum its first pieces by Vincent van Gogh, Paul Cézanne, Gustave Caillebotte and other crucial late 19th century figures late 19th century art. The donation, which has not been formally appraised, could be worth as much as $100 million." -- Ray Mark Rinaldi, the Denver Post