Recap: Martin Museum Residence
On Saturday, July 20,the Denver Architecture Foundationhad our event of the year – an evening at the Martin Museum Residence. Ticketed guests experienced one of the finest art collections and architectural spaces in all of Denver, accompanied by the culinary genius of Kevin Taylor.
Expert speakers covered the architecture of the Museum Residences, including specifics on the Martin unit, and the Daniel Libeskind-designed Denver Art Museum, as well as the overall development of the surrounding area. A private tour of Sharon and Lanny Martin’s extraordinary collection of Post World War II Contemporary Art was the highlight of the evening.
Brit Probst, Principal, Davis Partnership Architects
George Thorn, President & Founder, Mile High Development
Our deepest thanks to Sharon and Lanny Martin for opening their private residence to DAF’s members and supporters and for generously hosting this rare occasion.
About the Martin Museum Residence Art Collection
Still, Calder, Stella, Warhol, Flavin, Chamberlain, de Kooning …. some of America’s greatest artists are among those represented by major works in the collection of Sharon and Lanny Martin. Each work was specifically selected to take advantage of the extraordinary spaces in the Martin’s penthouse that was designed by Daniel Libeskind, directly across the plaza from the Libeskind designed Frederic C. Hamilton wing of the Denver Art Museum. Continuing the Martin’s original vision of merging great contemporary art and architecture, the collection has expanded over the years to include important recent works by Mary Corse, Pat Steir, Alex Katz, and others.
Image courtesy of Davis Partnership Architects.