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Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art

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Address: 1311 Pearl St, Denver, CO 80203
Phone Number: +1 303-832-8576
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Description: Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art displays an internationally...
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.
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Two floors of beautiful things to see that brought back lots of memories. Gift shop also has lots to offer.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
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Atlanta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

Two floors of beautiful things to see that brought back lots of memories. Gift shop also has lots to offer.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 NEW

What a great collection of Decorative Art! The museum will be moving to a different location which will enable it to show more of its collection. One of the things I enjoyed most about my visits here is that it feels so intimate and parking is easy and free. The collection includes everything from toasters and appliances, to furniture, to... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

When I travel, I like to visit museums that are unique to the place I am visiting and the Kirkland Museum is absolutely one of a kind. The Museum houses three unique collections. The paintings of Vance Kirkland, whose studio is part of the museum; works of art by Colorado artists and and a fascinating collection of decorative arts and... More 

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San Angelo, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

If you love MidCentury furniture and crafts this is your place! I really enjoyed taking it all in. I believe there are guided talks on certain days. Take your time, theres tons to see!

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Alexandria, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

I found myself in Denver for two days and read about this museum on TA. I cannot tell you how much I enjoyed my visit here. I am an Art Deco and Art Nouveau lover and this place is chock full of so much great stuff, that it is impossible to take it all in during just one visit. Everything... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

This location blends in quite well with it's surroundings. I bet many people walk and drive right by the location and don't think twice about what the walls hold inside - but if they knew, they'd be sure to stop in and spend some time. The talent and story of Kirkland and his works has captivated my friends, family and... More 

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Haifa, Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Small and interesting museum offering immense collection of art deco - furniture, ceramics, glass, paintings, and you name it - it's probably there. Interesting displays, like walking thru a home. A bit overloaded, and not everything is on display. Nice gift shop. Staff very friendly and welcomes questions. Change of pace from 'regular' museums.

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

This museum has a great history, and an incredible collection. We had this on a list of "places to see" with out of town Christmas visitors and while we had it as our #4 or #5 historical option, we liked it best. I understand they are moving to a larger space which will be great. Vance's collection is very broad... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

A small museum with a wonderful well curated collection of art nouveau, art deco and other interesting objects highlighting the art work of Kirkland himself. We couldn't get into the cartier exhibit at the Denver Art Museum and were much happier to enjoy this treasure.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Great little museum that makes everyone feel like they are on a private tour. Very knowledgeable staff. If you like contemporary/art deco art, this is a must see in Denver. Many other reviews already cover the layout, which is very well done.

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