The Denver Art Museum has become known as a beacon of creativity, representing the incredible depth of culture for the entire region. It’s fitting then that the community invest in it for future generations.
A massive new North Building Project, estimated at $150 million, will for the first time unify the museum’s campus and upgrade the North Building in alignment with the Hamilton Building’s 21st-century systems and art experiences, including expanded resources for youth and school groups, additional gallery space and improved visitor circulation.
Key project elements include bringing the museum’s renowned educational programs to the center of the campus, expanding gallery spaces for growing collections, including Design and Western American art, completing the museum architect’s original vision for visitor access to stunning seventh-floor views, exterior site improvements, a new welcome center, and updating environmental and other key systems to current-generation technology. Plans are to begin construction by the end of 2017, with completion of the project by 2021.
The goals of the project include stewardship of the building, connecting the campus and the neighborhood, and celebrating learning and engagement as the heart of the museum’s mission of delivering awe-inspiring art experiences.
“The revitalization of the North Building—soon to be the Martin Building—will unify the Denver Art Museum campus, celebrate Gio Ponti’s iconic design, and ensure the building’s relevance and stewardship for the next 50 years of its life,” said Christoph Heinrich, the Frederick and Jan Mayer Director of the museum. For more information about the museum’s renovation, visit www.denverartmuseum.org.