The Denver Art Museum Brings Paris To The Mile High City This Fall

Passport To Paris Features Masterworks By Toulouse-Lautrec, Degas, Renoir And More Monet Than Ever Before In Denver


DENVER, Oct. 17, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Denver's about to get a healthy dose of joie de vivre, thanks to the Denver Art Museum's Passport To Paris (October 27, 2013-February 9, 2014), an exhibition that takes visitors through 300 years of Parisian art history. On display will be pieces by some of the most well-known artists, including Claude Monet, Edgar Degas, Camille Pissarro, Vincent van Gogh, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec and more. Plus, VIP Tickets, available through exclusive hotel packages, allow guests to skip the lines to see this collection of masterpieces.

Three Spectacular Shows in One

Passport To Paris is really a suite of three shows for the price of one. Here's a sneak peek of these exhibitions.

Court to Café: Three Centuries of French Masterworks from the Wadsworth Atheneum

Court to Café features 50 masterpieces that highlight the richness of French painting, ranging from the 17th through the early 20th century. You'll see religious and mythological subjects, portraits, landscapes, still lifes and genre scenes from Edgar Degas, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Paul Cézanne, Vincent van Gogh, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec and Claude Monet.

Nature as Muse: Impressionist Landscapes from the Frederic C. Hamilton Collection

The impressionists loved the natural world, and this show displays the spectacular fruits of their labor. Focusing on landscape paintings, Nature as Muse features pastoral works from the late 19th century, including gorgeous pieces by Cézanne, Monet, Berthe Morisot, Camille Pissarro and Alfred Sisley.

Drawing Room: An Intimate Look at French Drawings from the Esmond Bradley Martin Collection

Get an up-close-and-personal look at the creative mind at work. This exhibition features 39 works-on-paper, from rapid sketches to finished pastels. Artists featured include François Boucher, Jacques-Louis David, Théodore Géricault, Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres, Toulouse-Lautrec, Monet and Sisley.

An Immersive Experience

You'll want to take this trip to Paris more than once. Throughout the run, the museum will offer free, on-site performances by members of the Colorado Symphony; a Drawing Studio to explore your own creativity; discussions of French art, music and culture through the centuries; and other exciting programs.

  • Every Saturday between November 2 and February 9 at 1 p.m., Colorado Symphony musicians will offer performances for Denver Art Museum visitors, with a series of afternoon concerts that celebrate the canon of classical French music. The Colorado Symphony will also curate a soundtrack for the four galleries within the historical Court to Café: Three Centuries of French Masterworks from the Wadsworth Atheneum, complementing the art on the walls with music that reflects and illuminates the works' history.

Skip the Lines

Book your hotel now, and receive two undated, untimed VIP tickets to see Passport to Paris as well as an audio guide for your museum visit. VIP tickets are ONLY available when you book a hotel package through these participating hotels:

  • Brown Palace Hotel
  • Denver Marriott City Center
  • Embassy Suites Denver – Downtown Convention Center
  • Four Seasons Hotel Denver
  • Grand Hyatt Denver Downtown
  • Hilton Garden Inn Denver Downtown
  • Hotel Monaco
  • Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center
  • Magnolia Hotel – Denver
  • The Oxford Hotel, The Ritz-Carlton, Denver
  • Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel
  • The Westin Denver Downtown

Culture Pass

There's even more museums and attractions to visit during your stay in Denver. The new Mile High Culture Pass is the most wallet-friendly way to experience Denver's thriving arts and cultural world. With the Culture Pass in hand, you'll receive admission to seven of the city's most fascinating attractions, all for the bargain, "Mile High" price of $52.80 (a savings of more than $25) or three attractions of your choice for $25 (a savings of $12). Learn more at

About the Denver Art Museum

The Denver Art Museum is an educational, non-profit resource that sparks creative thinking and expression through transformative experiences with art. Its holdings reflect the city and region—and provide invaluable ways for the community to learn about cultures from around the world. Metro citizens support the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD), a unique funding source serving hundreds of metro Denver arts, culture and scientific organizations. For museum information, call 720-865-5000 or visit

About VISIT DENVER, The Convention & Visitors Bureau

Celebrating more than 100 years of promoting The Mile High City, VISIT DENVER is a nonprofit trade association that contracts with the City of Denver to market Denver as a convention and leisure destination, increasing economic development in the city, creating jobs and generating taxes. Tourism is the second largest industry in Denver, generating $3.6 billion in annual spending in 2012, while supporting nearly 50,000 jobs. Learn more about Denver on the VISITDENVER website and at TOURISMPAYSDENVER, on Twitter @iknowdenver and the VISIT DENVER Facebook page, or by phone at 800 2 DENVER.

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