Then, Now, Next

Evolution of an Architectural Icon
Feb 19, 2017–Feb 25, 2018
Architectural model of the Denver Art Museum's North Building created in 1966 by modern architect Gio Ponti and James Sudler Associates

Gio Ponti and James Sudler Associates, Model of the Denver Art Museum, 1966. Painted cardboard. Collection of the Denver Art Museum, 1991.859.

Photograph of Italian architect Gio Ponti standing in a doorway photographed by Paolo Gasparini

Paolo Gasparini, Portrait of Gio Ponti, about 1955. Courtesy Gio Ponti Archives.

Exterior view of the North Building in 1971 detailing architectural elements designed by Gio Ponti

Exterior view of the North Building, 1971. Photograph © Wayne Thom.

Visitors entering the Denver Art Museum's North Building in 1971

Entrance to the North Building, 1971. Photograph © Wayne Thom.

Exterior view of the North Building in 2015 with the Golden Triangle District, Cash Register Building and Colorado State Capital Building in the background.

Exterior view of the North Building, 2015. Photograph © James Florio.

Exterior view of the North Building in the evening at sunset.

Exterior view of the North Building, 2015. Photograph © James Florio.

Rendering of North entrance and Welcome Center

Proposed architectural rendering of North Building from the Cultural Center Complex Garage. Courtesy of Fentress Architects and Machado Silvetti.

Architectural rendering of North Building revitalization project, aerial view at dusk

Proposed architectural rendering of an aerial view of the North Building at dusk. Courtesy of Fentress Architects and Machado Silvetti.

About

Now Closed: February 19, 2017–Feb 25, 2018
Hamilton Building - Level 2

Punctuating the DAM's upcoming North Building revitalization project, Then, Now, Next: Evolution of an Architectural Icon is an exhibition on the renowned modernist building, its history, and its future. The exhibition will feature historical photos, original architectural sketches, building models, and project renderings to tell the story of the North Building’s evolution.

Tracing the building's history, Then, Now, Next showcases architect Gio Ponti’s original vision for the building, and explores how the North Building has served an expanding and diversifying community since opening its doors in 1971. It features the museum’s future plans and outlines the guiding principles for the revitalization project: Responsibly managing and caring for buildings and collections, offering a superior visitor experience, unifying the campus, and inviting the whole community to enjoy the museum and its programs.

Exposición

Abierta hasta el 25 de febrero de 2018

Edificio Hamilton, Nivel 2

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La exposición Then, Now, Next: Evolution of an Architectural Icon (Ayer, hoy y mañana: evolución de un ícono arquitectónico) enfatiza el proyecto de revitalización del Edificio Norte porque es una exposición sobre el renombrado edificio modernista, su historia y su futuro. La exposición reúne fotos históricas, bosquejos arquitectónicos originales, maquetas y representaciones del proyecto que cuentan la historia de la evolución del Edificio Norte.

Then, Now, Next sigue la historia del edificio, presenta la visión original de su arquitecto, Gio Ponti, y explora cómo el Edificio Norte ha servido a una comunidad que se ha expandido y diversificado desde que abrió las puertas en 1971. Presenta los planes del museo y resume los principios rectores del proyecto de revitalización: cuidar y administrar responsablemente los edificios y las colecciones, ofrecer una experiencia superior a los visitantes, unificar el campus e invitar a toda la comunidad a disfrutar el museo y sus programas. La exposición

Then, Now, Next: Evolution of an Architectural Icon está organizada por el Denver Art Museum. Esta exposición recibe el generoso apoyo de los donantes para la campaña benéfica Annual Fund Leadership Campaign y de los ciudadanos que brindan su apoyo al Distrito de Organizaciones Científicas y Culturales (SCFD, por sus siglas en inglés).

Fotografía de fondo del Edificio Norte © Wayne Thom.

Then, Now, Next: Evolution of an Architectural Icon is organized by the Denver Art Museum. It is supported by the generous donors to the Annual Fund Leadership Campaign and the citizens who support the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD).

Background photo of the North Building © Wayne Thom.