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.
High Beams and Starlight: Beyond Absence - Double Negative, July 2003 PM
Don Stinson, High Beams and Starlight: Beyond Absence–Double Negative, July 2003 PM, 2004. Oil on linen; 81 x 89 in. Denver Art Museum: Gift of Laure and Matt McConnell, Noel and Tom Congdon, Jennifer Doran, and Jim Robischon, 2006.5. © Don Stinson