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The Denver Art Museum’s Martin Building got a facelift, and its galleries got more diverse

A photo shows the entirety of the Denver Art Museum's Martin Building, and a portion of the surrounding campus on a sunny day.
James Florio Photography
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The Denver Art Museum's Martin Building was originally opened in 1971 and is Italian architect Gio Ponti's only completed building in North America.

Last month, the Denver Art Museum re-opened part of its campus that has been in the works for years: The Martin Building. It was originally opened in 1971, and was designed by Italian architect Gio Ponti. The expansion project cost around $150 million.

Beyond a facade facelift, the museum says curation has also been reimagined — with a commitment to inclusion in the Martin Building galleries. For more on the project, we spoke with Andrea Fulton, chief strategy officer and deputy director for the Denver Art Museum.

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