Renovated Martin Building unveiled with Denver Art Museum reopening

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.

Denver Art Museum refreshes logo

The new logo

Scott Reiman is an avid supporter of The Denver Art Museum which just released a new look after 20 years.

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.

Jordan Casteel returns to Denver for exhibit at DAM

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.


Courtesy of the Denver Art Museum: Denver native and emerging artist, Jordan Casteel discusses art, Denver and more to coincide with her first major museum opening at the museum.

Dutch artist Rembrandt van Rijn comes to Denver

One of the world’s most recognized artists is making his mark on Denver.

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On view now through January 6, 2019 at The Denver Art Museum is Rembrandt: Painter as Printmaker. The DAM is the sole venue in the U.S. to display Dutch Master Rembrandt van Rijn’s work and offers visitors a peek into his life and career of printmaking. The exhibition also coincides with the 350th anniversary of the artist’s death (1606–1669).

Nearly 100 prints from Rembrandt’s 40-year career showcase his approach to printmaking and how he combined the three principle methods of intaglio: etching, drypoint and engraving. Works on view include self-portraits and portraits of prominent Dutch figures as well as biblical, still life, allegorical, genre and landscape artworks.

The Rembrandt: Painter as Printmaker exhibit is on view at the Denver Art Museum through January 6, 2019.
Rembrandt: Painter as Printmaker is on view at the Denver Art Museum through January 6, 2019.

Although the exhibition centers on Rembrandt’s printmaking, 17 drawings and several paintings are also on view.

The exhibition is included in general admission and thanks to the Free for Kids program, is free for youth ages 18 and under. Scott Reiman and the Reiman Foundation sponsor the Free for Kids program and support initiatives that offer kids access to art and cultural experiences.

 

 

Colorado kids share museum visits

The Denver Art Museum has more than 50,000 students from over 530 Colorado schools walk through its doors each year. Thanks to Scott Reiman and the Reiman Foundation, the Free for Kids program allows all Colorado youth access to the world of art.

Reiman believes that all kids should have access to high-quality cultural experiences and educational opportunities like Free for Kids. The program welcomes children from all communities and aligns with the Foundation’s mission to support the dedication of many organizations, particularly those involved in the areas of the arts and children’s initiatives, education and health care.

Free for Kids unveiling
DENVER, CO – MARCH 25: The Denver Art Museum announced that it will offer free general admission to all youths 18 and under. (Photo by Cyrus McCrimmon/The Denver Post )

By providing free general admission for all youth visitors, the program fosters imagination, creativity and learning for kids of all ages and of all backgrounds.

With the North Building under renovation, the museum is now open every day of the week including Mondays and with a large number of kids out on summer break, they will have the opportunity to visit and explore the various exhibitions like Past the Tangled Present which features the work of Denver artist Jaime Molina; Jeffrey Gibson: Like a Hammer; Stampede: Animals in Art, and many more.

Check out the video from kindergartners and first graders from St. Peter and Paul School in Wheat Ridge who shared their thank you letters from a recent visit.