Renovation set to begin on Denver Art Museum’s North Building

The Denver Art Museum is preparing to conserve one it’s greatest works of art – the North Building. On November 19, the North Building will close so art can be removed and construction on the renovation plan can begin on November 20.

The architectural rendering of the Denver Art Museum's North Building

Proposed architectural rendering of an aerial view of the North Building. Courtesy of Fentress Architects

With the North Building closure, the Hamilton Building will be open seven days a week for the first time ever to provide visitors more opportunities to experience the museum.

The $150 million renovation project will expand and update the North Building and will include a 50,000-square-foot, two-story Anna and John J. Sie Welcome Center complete with conservation lab and programming and event space. Also included in the plans is a seventh-floor terrace in the North Building with outdoor access for visitors, expanded gallery space for the museum’s design and Western American art collections, new youth and education facilities and updated disabled-access and other building operating systems.

Scott Reiman has been a longtime member of the Denver Art Museum community. He has served as a museum trustee and has made the Free for Kids program possible, offering youth visitors under 18, free general admission to the museum. The Reiman Bridge that connects the Denver Art Museum’s Hamilton Building and North Building is named after him.

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Denver Art Museum’s Hamilton Building Turns 10

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The Denver Art Museum Hamilton Building celebrates 10 years.

It’s been 10 years since the Hamilton Building was unveiled at the Denver Art Museum.The Hamilton Building was Daniel Libeskind’s first project completed in North America. The design is said to resemble the peaks of the Rocky Mountains and geometric rock formations discovered in the foothills near Denver.

Since 2006, there have been 128 exhibitions on view in the Hamilton Building including: Tutankhamun: The Golden King and the Great Pharaohs, Becoming Van Gogh, and Yves Saint Laurent: The Retrospective.

Scott Reiman has been a longtime and valued member of the Denver Art Museum.  Reiman, along with the Reiman Foundation have made it possible for all kids across Colorado to have access to art through the Free For Kids program.  He is also the namesake for The Reiman Bridge that connects the Hamilton Building and North Building.

Free for Kids at DAM tops 2015

The Free For Kids program at the Denver Art Museum is made possible by Scott Reiman and Kaiser Permanente.

The Free for Kids program at the Denver Art Museum is sponsored by Scott Reiman and Kaiser Permanente Colorado.

As we head into the new year, we look back at 2015 and several important events that will shape our state for years to come.

Topping the Denver Post’s list for the most important cultural moment in 2015 is the Free for Kids program at the Denver Art Museum.

The program offers all kids 18 years and younger free general admission to the museum. Made possible by Scott Reiman and Kaiser Permanente Colorado, the program opens the door to the world of art for all Colorado kids and will be a driving force in the cultural education of our state’s youth for generations.

Find out more about the Free for Kids program and what other cultural moments made the list.

 

Video: Scott Reiman and the Reiman Foundation Make the Denver Art Museum Free for Kids

Scott Reiman and the Reiman Foundation are proud sponsors of the Free for Kids program at the Denver Art Museum. This program provides free general admission to the Denver Art Museum every day for all kids 18 years or younger, as well as discounted $5 youth pricing for special ticketed exhibitions.

Scott Reiman: No Cost Kids Cultural Programs in Denver

The Free for Kids program is funded by longtime DAM trustee Scott Reiman and the Reiman Foundation.

The Free for Kids program is funded by longtime DAM trustee Scott Reiman and the Reiman Foundation.

Now is a good time to be a Colorado kid—and a Centennial State parent, especially where dollar signs are concerned.

The Denver Art Museum (DAM) announced that kids 18 years old and younger can meander the museum and try out its interactive exhibits free of charge until least until 2020. The Free for Kids program—funded by longtime DAM trustee Scott Reiman and the Reiman Foundation, along with Kaiser Permanente Colorado—is expected to reach 100,000 children in Denver alone.

“This is a big deal,” says Denver Mayor Michael Hancock. “This is a sign that there is a movement to make children the number-one priority in Colorado.”

Read More About it in 5280 magazine.

Denver Art Museum now free for visitors 18 and under

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The Denver Art Museum announced Wednesday that it will stop charging admission to visitors 18 and younger, thanks to a five-year gift from Scott Reiman. The museum hailed the move as a crucial advance in the cultural education of Colorado’s children, opening the door wider to a place where “a seed of a tolerance or curiousness can be implanted” as director Christoph Heinrich put it.

“As a kid growing up, this is actually a place you can learn about the entire world,” he said. In a typical year, about 100,000 youths visit DAM.

The Kids for Free program will apply to individual visitors and kids coming with school groups. In addition, youth admission to special events, like the recent exhibitions of Vincent van Gogh paintings and Cartier jewelry, will be capped at $5.

An ardent supporter of the arts, Scott Reiman has served as a Denver Art Museum trustee for more than a decade.