Woman walking down spiral staircase in new Martin Building

Martin Building Events

A series of events will accompany the opening of the new Martin Building to celebrate the completed campus and thank the community for their support.

Unveiled Opening Gala

Friday, October 15, 2021 │ Sold out

The dazzling opening gala will gather artists, patrons, and trustees to celebrate the museum's next chapter on a night unlike any other. Set in the heart of the museum's expanded campus, this ticketed fundraising event will offer an inspiring and unexpected program. Gala tables start at $15,000 and pairs of seats start at $2,500. The event will raise funds for the museum’s dynamic programming.

This event is now sold out. Please contact Lizzie Terry Dolan at ldolan@denverartmuseum.org or 720-913-0069 for additional details or to secure your reservation.

Member Previews

October 21, 22, and 23, 2021 Tickets available now

Museum members will have the opportunity for a pre-opening experience. Member-only previews will take place on October 21, 22, and 23, 2021. The Martin Building, Sie Welcome Center, and both The Ponti and Café Gio will be open to all members those days. Ticket reservations are available now.

Museum Friends are invited to explore the new spaces on October 21, 10 am–5 pm. Reservations for Museum Friends are available now.

Not yet a member? Join today.

Full Circle

Friday, October 22, 2021, 6-10 pm Tickets available now

A celebration of the beloved Gio Ponti-designed Martin Building at 50 years and its inspiring next chapter. This event takes place on Friday, October 22, and tickets are available now.

Opening Day Celebration & Free Day

Sunday, October 24, 2021, 10 am-5 pm │ Advanced tickets sold out

Join us for an all-day free celebration to reopen the renovated Martin Building and brand-new Sie Welcome Center. Explore seven floors of art galleries, engage in creative activities, and interact with artists. Advanced tickets are now sold out. Limited tickets will be available onsite on opening day, pending capacity limitations.

Grand Opening Reception

Join The Museum Associates, Corporate Partners, and Museum Patrons along with museum leadership, artists, and curators for an elegant evening debuting eight floors of galleries and inaugural exhibitions in the Lanny & Sharon Martin Building and Anna & John J. Sie Welcome Center.

Details and information will be sent to members of The Museum Associates, Corporate Partners, and Museum Patrons directly.

Interested in being part of the museum’s grand reopening? Join by September 30 and receive an invitation for two to the Grand Opening Reception of the Martin Building on October 20, plus enjoy illuminating exhibitions and inspiring programs throughout the year.

Contact Janine Jackson at jjackson@denverartmuseum.org or 720-913-0037 to learn more about this philanthropic membership. We also invite you to join online now.

Untitled: Creative Fusions

Friday, October 29, 2021, 6-10 pm │ Tickets available now

Part art show and part concert, join us for this exciting event and experience a fresh mix of contemporary art from Alejandra Abad and music from Felix Ayodele. Come out and celebrate a night of resiliency and empathy as well as connect with amazing local artists and creatives.

Statement of Health and Safety

Our guests’ health and safety remain at the forefront of our event planning. With this in mind, we strongly request museum event guests and attendees be fully vaccinated at least 2 weeks before attending the Grand Opening Events in October, including the Leadership Luncheon (Wed 10/13), Unveiled Gala (Fri 10/15), The Grand Opening Reception (Wed 10/20) and Full Circle (Fri 10/22). Alternatively, we ask that guests receive a negative COVID test within 72 hours of the event. Guests will not be required to wear masks based on current city and state guidelines.

Upon your RSVP or ticket purchase you will receive a confirmation email with vaccine & testing verification instructions.

We kindly ask that if you are not feeling well on the day of the event that you remain at home, and we will celebrate with you at another time!

The Denver Art Museum staff are all fully vaccinated and event vendors will be masked.

The Opening Day Celebration is presented by Your 6 Front Range Toyota Stores and Saunders Construction. Member Previews are presented by Your 6 Front Range Toyota Stores.