Christoph HeinrichDenver Art Museum

    Dr. Christoph Heinrich was named the Frederick and Jan Mayer director of the Denver Art Museum (DAM) in 2010, after having been the curator of modern and contempo­rary art. Heinrich has encouraged live interactions with artists on site and enhanced opportunities for visitor creativity throughout the museum, including presiding over notable exhibitions including “Wyeth: Andrew and Jamie in the Studio,” 2015–16; “Brilliant: Cartier in the 20th Century,” 2014–2015; “Becoming Van Gogh,” 2012–13; and “Yves Saint Laurent: The Retrospective,” 2012. A knowledgeable art historian, his publications range from contemporary public sculpture to nineteenth- and twentieth-century painters such as Claude Monet, Vincent van Gogh, Francis Bacon, Andy Warhol, and Daniel Richter. Heinrich’s 2014 publication, Nature as Muse: Inventing Impressionist Landscape, highlights the generous bequest of twenty-two Impressionist works to the museum by former board chairman and longtime supporter Frederic C. Hamilton. Before joining the DAM, Heinrich was at the Hamburg Kunsthalle, and had organized more than fifty exhibitions during his twelve-year tenure. Heinrich earned his MA and PhD at the Ludwig-Maximilian-Universität in Munich. He attended the Universität Wien in Vienna, where he studied art history, German literature, and dramatics.

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