Behind the Scenes at the DAM

New Administration Building Brings DAM Staff Closer to Each Other & to Art

On March 24, Denver Art Museum staff moved from our old administration building on 14th Street and Tremont, where some of us had worked for almost 20 years, into our new administration building on Bannock Street. With the completion of this much-awaited building, the DAM campus is finally united. The administration building joins the historic North Building, built in 1971, and the iconic Hamilton Building, which opened in 2006.

The opening of each building marked a significant development in the museum’s history, and this new building is no exception. Until now, there was close to a half-mile barrier between staff members and our work at the museum. This move brings the museum staff closer to each other and to the art that inspires us. We look forward to greater creativity, productivity, and collaboration. And on chilly days I know I certainly won’t miss the walk between the art museum and my workspace!

As the staff makes this exciting transition to our new home, we are grateful to our community of donors for joining us in this landmark moment. It is only with the exceptional support of our friends that the museum has been able to make this important expansion. Their contributions are a vote of confidence in the museum’s future, and so far, things are looking very bright. We would like to recognize contributions from the JFM Foundation, the Boeckman Family Foundation, Fred and Jane Hamilton, Lanny and Sharon Martin, Tom and Noël Congdon, and the many more trustees and patrons whose generosity has helped us get to this point. 

Madison Rupp is the gifts processing and donor relations associate in the development department at the Denver Art Museum.  Madison has been at the DAM since 2012 through various internships, and joined the development staff in October 2013. Her favorite exhibition has been Nick Cave: Sojourn, and as someone who has moved 18 times in 22 years, she feels confident that the DAM staff will flourish with the transition to our new administration building.