The Martin Building Reopens October 24!
It's almost time! After four years of closure for renovation, the Martin Building (formerly known as the North Building) is reopening on Sunday, October 24.
We're celebrating opening day with a number of onsite activities and by offering free general admission to all visitors. Advanced tickets are now sold out. Limited tickets will be available onsite on opening day, pending capacity limitations. Check out our visit tips to get the most out of your visit.
Can't make the opening day? Tickets for October 25 and beyond are available now. Buy tickets.
Become a Member
With the expansion of the museum's campus and programming, now is an excellent time to become a member. Members enjoy daily free general admission, which allows you the opportunity to endlessly explore all of our amazing collections, reinstalled galleries, and new creative spaces. Visit our permanent collections again for the first time in nearly four years, but also discover new features like the Creative Hub, Sensory Garden, Thread Studio, and a rooftop terrace offering stunning city and mountain views.
Commitment to Action
Black lives matter and the museum stands with those who are demanding change to end systemic racism in our country.
Introducing Café Gio and The Ponti
The Martin Building will be home to two new dining options on level one. The quick-service Café Gio offers casual dining, with both indoor and outdoor seating.
And The Ponti, conceived in collaboration with James Beard Award winner and celebrated Denver chef Jennifer Jasinski, combines art with dining, presenting a locally-sourced and seasonally-inspired menu with high standards of sustainability.
Ponti's Masterpiece at 50
Designed by renowned Italian architect Gio Ponti and Denver-based James Sudler Associates, the Martin Building (formerly the North Building) first opened in 1971. Its seven-story silhouette is one of the first-ever high-rise art museums and is the only completed building in North America by Ponti.
To celebrate the anniversary of the original opening of the building, read five stories about Gio Ponti and his architectural icon on the museum's blog.
In a series of videos on the DAM's YouTube channel, learn how teams of project managers, designers, and contractors worked together to enhance the Martin Building and to create the new Sie Welcome Center, a beacon for creativity that unites the museum's campus.
Mark Bradford (American, b. 1961)
Mixed media on canvas
108 1/8 x 168 1/2 in.
Denver Art Museum: Purchased with funds from anonymous donors; funds from Vicki and Kent Logan by exchange; Baryn, Daniel and Jonathan Futa; Craig Ponzio; Ralph L. and Florence R. Burgess Trust; DAM Contemporaries; Volunteer Endowment Fund; Suzanne Farver and Clint Van Zee; Andrea and William Hankinson; Amy Harmon; Arlene and Barry Hirschfeld; Lu and Chris Law; Sharon and J. Landis Martin; Tina Patterson and Bill Cottingham; Amanda J. Precourt; Judy and Ken Robins; Annalee and Wagner Schorr; Ellen and Morris Susman; Tina Walls; and Margaret and Glen Wood) , (Temporary Loan, 11/28/2016, Purchased with funds from anonymous donors, Vicki and Kent Logan, Baryn, Daniel and Jonathan Futa, Craig Ponzio, Ralph L. and Florence R. Burgess Trust, DAM Contemporaries, Suzanne Farver and Clint Van Zee, Andrea and William Hankinson, Amy Harmon, Arlene and Barry Hirschfeld, Lu and Chris Law, Sharon and J. Landis Martin, Tina Patterson and Bill Cottingham, Amanda J. Precourt, Judy and Ken Robins, Annalee and Wagner Schorr, Ellen and Morris Susman, Tina Walls, and funds from various donors by exchange, 2017.29A-B
© Mark Bradford. Courtesy the artist and Hauser & Wirth