Earlier last month the Denver Art Museum’s new John J. Sie Welcome Center was awarded the Best Jumbo Glass Project in the 2019 Glass Magazine Awards. The prestigious glass and metal industry awards program recognizes the best products and glass applications the commercial, retail and fabrication markets have to offer.
The new John J. Sie Welcome Center at the Denver Art Museum is one part of the combined project to revitalize the original Gio Ponti designed Martin Building (formerly, North Building) and establish a new welcome center at the heart of Denver’s civic and cultural center. A total of 52 glass panels make up the full elliptical façade of the Welcome Center, including 36 curved panels standing 25 feet high and 8 feet wide.
In June 2020, the Denver Art Museum will kick off a phased reopening of the united museum campus, welcoming visitors to the first three levels of the refurbished and renamed Martin Building (previously the North Building) and the new, curved glass-walled Anna and John J. Sie Welcome Center.