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Monumental Poles Among First Art Placed in the Martin Building (Video)
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.
Martin Building Reopening Begins June 6, 2020
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. Sie Welcome Center .
The June 2020 reopening date will be the first of several phased openings of the Martin Building, with the entire building to be reopened to the public by its 50th anniversary at the end of 2021.
Martin Building to Open in Phases–Starting with New Welcome Center in June 2020
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.
Elevate Denver Bonds Boost the DAM’s North Building Project
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 2012 the museum began planning to make a major investment to better serve our expanding community by renovating one of the city’s architectural icons—the nearly 50-year-old North Building.
Art Move: Facts & Figures
In order to close the Denver Art Museum's North Building for renovation, thousands of artworks had to be packed and moved into storage. The following statistics were compiled by the exhibition and collection services move team (aka Team Awesome).
Objects in the North Building when project started: 36,500
Objects remaining in the North Building: 1 (Mud Woman Rolls On)
Longterm loans returned to lenders: 720
People involved in the move: 109 DAM staff and on-calls; 25 outside contractors
Flash Back to 1971 & the Opening of the North Building—'Denver's New Showcase for Art'
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. The DAM is still a showcase for art and the North Building is getting spruced up to bring more treasures out of storage.
Pardon Our Dust!
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.
Conserving a Ming Dynasty Map Made in Japan (Video & Photos)
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. The marriage of these three areas make conservation stand apart from restoration—or simply making something look good or better.
Newly Conserved Magi on View at the Denver Art Museum
Note: This blog was originally published in 2015. Since these objects are on view in Stampede: Animals in Art, we are republishing it.
Details of the Conservation of The Virgin of Valvanera
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.