The Denver Art Museum will reopen its expanded and redesigned and celebrated campus on Sunday by offering free admission to patrons.
The museum’s renovated campus includes the Lanny and Sharon Martin Building designed by Gio Ponti – the castle-like structure formerly known as the North Building – and the brand new John J. Sie Visitor Center. Additionally, the campus reopening coincides with the Martin Building’s 50th anniversary, officials said.
Visitors can enter the museum for free between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. However, visitors are strongly encouraged to reserve tickets as there will be a limited number of tickets available at the museum on Sunday.
The newly renovated Martin Building will showcase stories from multiple perspectives, cultures and people throughout history.
For example, there is a new gallery of Latin American art and art from the ancient Americas on level 3, while a newly installed gallery of Asian art is on display one floor above.
While the Martin Building will offer art lovers seven floors of different exhibits and activities, the new Sie Visitor Center is meant to enhance every guest’s experience.
The new two-story Welcome Center provides space for programs, tickets and guest services. It also includes two new dining options, while an art conservation and technical studies laboratory is located on its lower level.
The museum will also hold family-friendly activities such as giveaways, a photo booth, ribbon-cutting ceremonies and a chance to ask questions of each exhibit’s curators, officials said.