Staff brainstorming/planning begins.
DAM conducts feasibility study and needs assessment.
DAM begins fundraising for the North Building Project.
Site and project master planning phase begins with Tryba Architects of Denver.
DAM selects design team of Curtis Fentress Architects of Denver and Machado Silvetti of Boston to design the North Building with expanded, welcoming public spaces.
- Dec, 8, 2016
DAM announces North Building project, its scope and a $25 million lead gift from Lanny and Sharon Martin.
Collections staff begin the lengthy process of moving more than 50,000 art works to safe, offsite storage.
- Oct. 6, 2017
DAM hosts free architect forum to share design plans with members and the public.
- Nov. 7, 2017
Denver voters overwhelmingly support Elevate Denver Bond funding for infrastructural upgrades at the DAM and several other cultural facilities in the city.
- Nov. 19, 2017
Denver Art Museum hosts community free day and celebration of the North Building, including performances and hands-on activities to say “See You Later” to the North Building prior to renovation.
- Nov. 20, 2017
All onsite activity, including, school tours, exhibitions, collection presentations and events move to the Hamilton Building.
- Jan. 10, 2018
DAM celebrates groundbreaking of the North Building renovation project.
Ongoing renovation work includes new plumbing, HVAC, access upgrades, technology, insulation and lighting. Construction of welcome center.
- Fall 2021
Anticipated reopening of all spaces in North Building, with new name Lanny and Sharon Martin Building.