Welcome Center and North Building

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.

The iconic Gio Ponti-designed Martin Building renovation and new glass-clad Sie Welcome Center design were masterfully led by Machado Silvetti and Fentress Architects and constructed by Saunders Construction. The project includes more than 83,000 square feet of new space. New spaces opening in June 2020 include the Sie Welcome Center, as well as the Bartlit Learning and Engagement Center, which will place the museum’s nationally recognized educational programming at the center of the campus.

photo of Duncan Hall showing the hallways bright windows and lighted ceiling
Duncan Hall, Level 1, Martin Building. Photo by Jeff Wells. 

“Today the Denver Art Museum celebrates a significant milestone in its journey toward expanding public access to our collections and programs,” said Christoph Heinrich, the Frederick and Jan Mayer Director of the DAM. “Our hard construction is over. Now, we enter the museum-making phase, where our staff will turn these incredible new spaces into an engaging, welcoming, and interactive art museum for all.”

DAM members will have the opportunity to see the new spaces before they reopen to the public. Not a member? Join today to see the new spaces before June 6 and to enjoy other member perks.

Image at top: The Anna and John J. Sie Welcome Center and Martin Building. Photo by Jeff Wells.

Kristy Bassuener is the director of communication and public affairs at the Denver Art Museum.