The Denver Art Museum today announced bold plans to make significant improvements to the iconic North Building.
In 1971, the North Building opened, allowing the museum to display its collections under one roof for the first time. Superstar Italian architect Gio Ponti designed the exterior while Denver-based James Sudler Associates designed the gallery spaces and interior. It was a radical decision to build a seven-story, 210,000-square-foot tower—one of the first high-rise museums built in the country—in Denver.
It is time to revitalize this iconic landmark to keep it relevant for future generations. With enhancements to the North Building we will be able to better serve our community and follow our mission, putting education at the heart of the campus and creating a welcome center that allows us to open our doors to the community at large. The goal is to complete updates by 2021, the building’s 50th anniversary.