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.
This article tells the story of how the Denver Art Museum conserved this map. To learn more about the map itself read this article. No longer on view.
History, Artistry & Science
Traditional conservation embodies what I like to refer to as the “holy trinity” of disciplines: history, artistic competency, and science.
Note: This blog was originally published in 2015. Since these objects are on view in
Stampede: Animals in Art, we are republishing it.
Now on view in Stampede: Animals in Art
are three exquisitely crafted kings on horseback made in Ecuador in the 1700s. They were once part of a larger Christmas nativity scene that illustrated the biblical story of the birth of Jesus. First displayed in Europe in the 1500s, three-dimensional nativity scenes included the Holy Family—Mary, Joseph, baby Jesus—with angels, animals, shepherds, and the three kings.
These videos tell the story of how curators, conservators, and educators worked to conserve The Virgin of Valvanera (on view in Revealing a Mexican Masterpiece: The Virgin of Valvanera)
, a painting created in the 1700s.
Entering its seventh year, the Bank of America Art Conservation Project has funded more than 100 projects in 29 countries, on six continents. In 2016, the Denver Art Museum was among 21 institutions to receive one of these prestigious grants.