Local Host Committee

Denver Local Host Committee

Special thanks to all in our host city, Denver, who help plan and coordinate so many pieces of the 2023 AAM Annual Meeting & MuseumExpo!

Learn more about the #AAM2023 Local Host Committee Sponsors.

Thank you to the Denver Local Host Committee:

Led by Co-Chairs Dawn Di Prince, History Colorado; Gary Steuer, Bonfils-Stanton Foundation; and Joyce Tsai, Clyfford Still Museum

American Museum of Western Art: Sarah Anschutz
Aurora History Museum & Historic Sites: T. Scott Williams
Biennial of the Americas: FloraJane DiRienzo
Black American West Museum & Heritage Center: Daphne Rice-Allen
Black Cube Nomadic Art Museum: Cortney Lane Stell
Bonfils-Stanton Foundation: Gary Steuer
Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art: David Dadone
Center for Visual Art: Katie Taft, Melanie Finlayson
Children’s Museum of Denver: Mike Yankovich, Gretchen Kerr
City of Aurora: Midori Clark
Clyfford Still Museum: Joyce Tsai, Barbara Russell
Colorado-Wyoming Association of Museums: Rachel Storm, Caitlin Rumery
Colorado Railroad Museum: Paul Hammond
Denver Art Museum: Arpie Chucovich, Heather Nielsen
Denver Arts & Venues: Ginger White Brunetti, Tariana Navas-Nieves
Denver Botanic Gardens: Brian Vogt, Lisa M.W. Eldred
Denver Museum of Nature & Science: Stephanie Wood
Denver Zoo: Bert Vescolani
Emmanuel Gallery – University of Colorado Denver: Jeff Lambson
Foothills Art Center: Hassan Najjar
Fort Collins Museum of Discovery: Laura Valdez
Golden History Museum & Park: Nathan Richie
Historic Denver | Molly Brown House Museum: Andrea Malcomb
History Colorado: Dawn Di Prince
Japanese Arts Network: Courtney Ozaki
Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art: Renèe Albiston, Chel Melia, Maya Wright
Latino Cultural Arts Center: Adrianna Abarca
Littleton Museum: Tim Nimz
Longmont Museum
Museum of Contemporary Art Denver: Nora Burnett Abrams
Mines Museum of Earth Science: Renata Lafler
Museo de las Americas: Claudia Moran
Redline Contemporary Arts Center: Louise Martorano
Resnick Center for Herbert Bayer Studies: James Merle Thomas
U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Museum: Tommy Schield, Michelle Dusserre-Farrell
University of Colorado Art Museum: Sandra Firmin, Hope Saska

The Local Host Committee plays a critical role in ensuring the overall success of the AAM Annual Meeting & MuseumExpo: 

  • Hosting evening events that showcase the depth and breadth of the local culture 
  • Recruiting and managing local and national volunteers to support the onsite logistics for the program 
  • Acting as hospitality and tourism ambassadors for the host city during the meeting 
  • Using the annual meeting to garner publicity for the local cultural community, as well as the annual meeting 
  • Coordinating and executing experiential learning opportunities 
  • Raising funds to ensure an inclusive and accessible meeting to provide scholarships, deeply discounted registration, a volunteer program, ASL interpreters, captioning, and more.