A Night at the Denver Art Museum

What went down at the 19th annual wine-filled Uncorked Reserve fundraiser

Decadent wines, tasty hors d'oeuvres and extravagant silent auction prizes galore: this year’s 19th annual Uncorked Reserve gathered local art enthusiasts and foodies for a night of celebrating on April 12, 2019. A wine taster’s dream, the Reserve hosted 370 people dressed to the nines to assist in raising money for the Denver Art Museum, while also getting the chance to score luxury experiences.


Uncorked Reserve. Corinna Bandemer, Arpie Chucovich, Douglas Kerbs. Photo by Steve Peterson Photography.

Uncorked Reserve. Howard and Susan Noble. Photo by Steve Peterson Photography.

Guests started off the evening clinking cocktail glasses and mingling their way through the iconically sculptured Hamilton Building. The main floor was transformed into an area filled with silent auction prizes to bid on, including an exclusive meal at a Denver Italian favorite, Tavernetta, as well as other premier activities up for grabs.


Uncorked Reserve. Sharon and Lanny Martin. Photo by Steve Peterson Photography.

Motifs of Napa valley were ingrained into each detail of the event, especially in the tents in Martin Plaza that were romantically-lit with soft, warming tones of reds, oranges and pinks. Attendees took their seats at formally-set dinner tables to indulge further with a four-course feast paired thoughtfully with wines to enhance flavors.


AFTERGLO. Artwork by Collin Parson. Photo by Sam Nguyen.

AFTERGLO. Alla Rubinstein and Susie Lewis. Photo by Sam Nguyen.

As the dinner transpired, the interior of DAM was revamped into a vibrant bash filled with bright, fluorescent neon lights and lit artwork at AFTERGLO presented by CultureHaus. As dinner concluded, folks meandered back in to enjoy this one-of-a-kind after party. On top of unique cocktail concoctions in hands, DJs and plenty of dancing, there was also an open touring of the Jordan Casteel: Returning the Gaze exhibit.


AFTERGLO origami workshop. Photo by Sam Nguyen.

AFTERGLO. Josh Van Engen and Jaylee Adams. Photo by Sam Nguyen.

Together, both events successfully raised over $375,000, helping DAM continue to deliver cutting-edge and exclusive exhibits year-round.

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