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Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art

1311 Pearl St, Denver, CO 80203 (Capitol Hill)
+1 303-832-8576
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Ranked #4 of 142 Attractions in Denver
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums
Owner description: Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art displays an internationally important collection of decorative art from about 1875 to about 1990. More than... more » Owner description: Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art displays an internationally important collection of decorative art from about 1875 to about 1990. More than 3,500 works are on view, including notable examples of Arts & Crafts, Aesthetic, Art Nouveau, Glasgow Style, Wiener Werkstatte, De Stijl, Bauhaus, Art Deco, Modern, Pop Art and Postmodern. Colorado and regional art is also shown, with over 200 artists represented by more than 650 works. The museum features a retrospective of Colorado's distinguished painter, Vance Kirkland (1904-1981). Kirkland Museum is a member of Historic Artists' Homes and Studios, a program of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. « less
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Auckland
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209 reviews 209 reviews
45 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

Definitely not a mainstream museum, this is a fascinating collection of Kirkland art work, art nouveau and art deco items. It was interesting to see how his painting evolved over the years. I did the free tour at 1:30pm which gave a lot of interesting insights into the collection and his development as an artist

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St Petersburg, FL
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55 reviews 55 reviews
22 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

If you like decorative glass, this place definitely should be on your list. Eclectic group of acquisitions. Would like to go back when they move into their new building.

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Tolland, Connecticut
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

If you love art deco, art nouveau and/or mid century modern (as I do), you will be in heaven in the Kirkland Museum. It is an oasis of beauty in downtown Denver. This small treasure of a museum takes about an hour to walk through and feast your eyes on glorious artwork. It is 100% worth the $8 admission for... More

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Wellington, New Zealand
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39 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Not being from Colorado we hadn't heard of Kirkland although having said that we did like his paintings on display, particularly his 'dot series' The design aspects of his studio were in themselves also interesting. But the real reason for visiting this really excellent small museum is the plethora of pieces, predominantly glass, ceramic and furniture, from the art nouveau,... More

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Lititz, Pennsylvania, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

The rooms are visually stunning, full of wonderful and often quirky pieces of life from the 1900s. If you like furniture design and home goods, this is a place to see.

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Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Excellent museum with a focus on a very brilliant, many times unheard of Colorado artist. But the entire collection is quite unbelievable. Definitely worth a stop if you are in the Capitol Hill Neighborhood.

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Fairfax Station, Virginia, United States
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

This does not look large from outside, but one could get lost in here for hours. Many vintage items from many different time periods. The room that shows HOW the artist painted really gives great insight. Highly recommend for artists and vintage-item-enthusiasts. Not for little kids, too many breakables.

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Denver, Colorado
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

This quirky little museum is a veritable cornucopia of interesting things from decorative arts to furniture to paintings. Fabulous Arts and Crafts collection. Just wonderfully curated, all the collections are just special

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Denver, Colorado
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Wow what a fun place. A blast from the past. Good art and fun things that make you remember your childhood.

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Memphis, Tennessee
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19 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

A lot packed in here. Great examples of deco, mid century & more. I saw pieces of furniture & glassware that we've only seen in collector & art books. It was a great & awesome experience.

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