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.

Click the arrows to turn the pages. Click the magnifying glass to zoom. Click the last icon on the bottom right to enlarge the pages.

Carleen Brice edits the blog and On & Off the Wall, the member magazine for the Denver Art Museum. Carleen has been at the DAM since 2013. She recommends visitors don't miss the touchable Ganesha statue on level 2 of the Hamilton Building.

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