On October 24th, 2021, as a part of its campus reopening the Denver Art Museum (DAM) hosted a free general admission day to unveil the newly renovated Martin Building. The renovation occurred on the 50th anniversary of the erection of the Martin Building, and is meant to offer improved areas for both guest and ticketing services, as well as two additional dining locations and an art conservation and laboratory of technical studies.
The broadened and redeveloped campus includes a space for student and community exhibitions, group and school receptions, youth and adult classes and interactions for artists. Through the museum’s Free for Kids program, which is supported by the Reiman Foundation, youth visitors to the Learning and Engagement Center are given free admissions to the Learning and Engagement Center. More than 450,000 youth have been offered free admissions the
Reiman Foundation’s support for the Denver Art Museum.
The Denver Art Museum tapped their own talent and staff to create the new branding and logo which debuted on September 14, 2020. The new branding emphasizes that art is for “everyone” and should be welcoming and accessible for all. The design was originally planned to coincide with the opening of the renovated Martin building, but the building’s opening is currently on hold due to COVID – 19.
This new brand and logo was a collaborative process led by Tasso Stathopulos, Senior Manager of Brand & Design. The YouTube announcement shares the concept of disbanding pretentious notions of “Art” and instead sharing “art” as it connects us all.
In addition to the new logo, Denver Art Museum also unveiled a new cohesive look for their member magazine and online website.
As the Denver Art Museum continues to evolve, Scott Reiman is proud to support them and their Free for Kids program.
The Denver Art Museum will start the phased reopening of its unified campus in June 2020. The initial unveil will open with three levels of the Gio Ponti-designed Martin Building and the new Anna and John J. Sie Welcome Center.
In November 2017, the north side of the campus closed to the public for major renovations. The new campus is designed to better serve the museum’s growing program and visitorship. The complete campus will reopen in time for the Martin Building’s 50th anniversary at the end of 2021.
Scott Reiman is a long-time supporter of the museum and a proud sponsor of the Free for Kids program. He believes all people, especially all children, should have access to high-quality cultural experiences and educational opportunities.
Denver-born artist Jordan Casteel makes her way back home for her first major museum showing at the Denver Art Museum.
On view through August 18, 2019 is Jordan Casteel: Returning the Gaze. The exhibit showcases nearly 30 paintings from the East High School graduate’s body of work from 2014-2018.
With that body of work, the exhibit features Casteel’s portraits that include subject matter ranging from cityscapes and subway scenes to women and local business owners. Take a peek inside the gallery here.
Returning the Gaze is included in general admission. Thanks to Scott Reiman and made possible by the Free for Kids program, general admission is free for all youth ages 18 and under.
Watch below the teen-led conversation with Casteel as part of the opening of the exhibit. Currently based in Harlem, New York, the discussion includes Casteel’s upbringing in Denver and her memories in and around the Mile High City.
On view through March 17, 2019 is Dior: From Paris to the World. The exhibit observes the fashion house’s legacy and global influence over the past 70 years.
The collection highlights its founder, Christian Dior’s creative genius and his transition from the art world to the fashion industry. It also showcases the creative directors who succeeded him into the 21st century.
On display includes more than 200 couture dresses, along with accessories, costume jewelry, photographs, drawings, runway videos and more.
Scott Reimanand the Reiman Foundation support the Denver Art Museum and exhibits like Dior: From Paris to the World that have made the DAM one of the best museum’s in the nation.