DENVER — The nearly four-year transformation is complete. Re-opening day for the Denver Art Museum's reimagined campus is scheduled for October 24.
After a delayed reopening during the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Denver Art Museum is preparing to welcome visitors to the updated campus, which includes new galleries, two restaurants, a welcome center and an expanded learning and engagement space.
To kick-off the final 10-day countdown, local and national media were invited to the campus on October 13 to take in the new spaces and share them with you.
During the renovation closure, a lot has happened. Some is obvious from the outside from the outside, like the addition of the John J. Sie Welcome Center, which will house a restaurant and café as well as a large event space. The welcome center is enclosed in the iconic 37-foot-tall curved glass walls.
“The idea of the Welcome Center and the idea of transparency appear very early, as the connection with openness, welcome-ness, and transparency seem to go very well together,” said Jorge Silvetti from design firm Machado Silvetti, a co-designer of the museum’s new campus.
What is not as noticeable (until you step inside, that is) is each gallery in the building formerly known as the “North building" has been revitalized, adding nearly 30,000 square feet of exhibition space.