The Denver Art Museum team has completed the installation of its monumental Haida poles, marking the beginning of art installations for a redesigned and reinstalled Northwest Coast and Alaska Native gallery. The reimagined space will be among the first art galleries to reopen to the public in the initial phase of the renovated Martin Building on June 6, 2020.
The DAM’s beloved Haida poles, frequently misattributed as “totem” poles, were the first items installed in the new space.
We’re happy to announce that on June 6, 2020, we will open three floors of art galleries, learning and gathering spaces, and a restaurant and cafe in the renovated Lanny and Sharon Martin Building and new Anna and John J.
In June 2020, the Denver Art Museum will kick off a phased reopening of the united museum campus, welcoming visitors to the first three levels of the refurbished and renamed Martin Building (previously the North Building) and the new, curved glass-walled Anna and John J. Sie Welcome Center.
Championing lifelong learning and creative pursuits for visitors of all ages has always been at the heart of the DAM’s mission.
With its international reputation as a leader in innovative education and exhibition programs, the Denver Art Museum’s commitment to public access and community collaboration is well known.
In order to close the Denver Art Museum's North Building for renovation, thousands of artworks had to be packed and moved into storage.
In honor of the Denver Art Museum's 125th anniversary, we're taking a look back through our archives.
When the North Building opened in 1971 The Denver Post
ran a special supplement to their Sunday magazine, Empire
Flip through it to see what has changed and what remains the same. For example, Degas' Dance Examination (Examen de Danse)
was featured in an article here and it's now on view at the DAM through May 20.
Work is well under way at the Denver Art Museum to make room for a brand new welcome center. The completed project in 2021 will include a renovated North Building and a united art museum campus in the heart of the Golden Triangle Creative District.
Meanwhile, the DAM’s Hamilton Building is open 7 days per week during construction, and we will continue to share more as the project continues. Keep an eye on for continued updates about the exciting project.
Denver citizens voted in favor of the Our Denver Bond measure 2B on November 7. Measure 2B supports the preservation of and upgrades to the region’s cultural institutions. It is part of the city’s 2A–2G bond package to fix city infrastructure in every neighborhood and help Denver continue to be a great place to live.
Make sure to drop off your ballot at a polling center or drop-off box on or before Election Day, November 7, 2017. For more information, visit DenverVotes.org. (The ballot mail-in deadline has passed.)
This November, City of Denver voters will have the opportunity to support public investment in infrastructure through the Our Denver Bonds measures 2A–2G. These measures are a plan to fix city infrastructure in every neighborhood.
Keeps Denver a Great Place to Live
The bond vote is the culmination of a yearlong application and public-input process.
Updated August 17, 2018.
. The Denver Art Museum will remain open while the North Building is being renovated. Learn about the lineup of current and upcoming exhibitions.
. The museum is open seven days a week. Learn more about hours.
. Select artworks from each of our collections will be on view in exhibitions like Stampede: Animals in Art
and Ganesha: The Playful Protector,
as well as future shows to be announced.
The Denver Art Museum is honored to announce that Anna and John J. Sie have pledged $12 million to support the North Building revitalization project.
In recognition of their generosity, the museum will name the new welcome center in their honor. The Anna and John J. Sie Welcome Center will reorient the North Building’s main entrance toward the Hamilton Building, creating a new, central point of entry for the museum.
For more than two decades, J. Landis (Lanny) and Sharon have been instrumental in guiding the vision of the Denver Art Museum and have provided a longstanding commitment to major programs, special exhibitions, and important acquisitions to the permanent collection.
With their transformational $25 million gift, the largest financial gift in the museum’s history, to revitalize the North Building, they have elevated this institution to new heights.