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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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ARt, Art and more Art

An incredible collection of art - paintings, furniture, carvings, etc. Take the time to wander through as there is so much to see. Kirkland was a well known artist in Denver and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

An incredible collection of art - paintings, furniture, carvings, etc. Take the time to wander through as there is so much to see. Kirkland was a well known artist in Denver and taught at Denver University - a great collector of many objects of art

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El Paso
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

The not so good: it is small relative to the downtown art museum. The good: the displays and bio things on Kirkland are fabulous. The great: free parking in a very crowded downtown next to the Museum; the staff is extremely friendly and helpful (wow!).

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

The Kirkland has a fantastic collection of art deco and modern art and design. The current building is filled to capacity (in a good way), and I would recommend getting a visit in before construction on

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

An inspiring visit to an out of the way place. Great collection of art and objects within a small environment. They are planning to re-locate within the next year or so.

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Charleston, SC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

For decorative arts lovers this is a mine of design from Victorian era to the late 20th century. They have some unusual mid-century modern and art deco furniture as well as Mr. Kirkland's art.

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Beverly Hills, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

This was a really cool museum. I went here based on the readings of trip advisor and yelp. I was not disappointed. There were many pieces here that were very different than other museums. I particularly enjoyed the Lichtenstein plates and the Andy Warhol dresses in Campbell Soup can decor. These items are not to be missed. The museum is... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Very in depth collection for those interested in early 20th century decorative arts. On my it's a huge collection crammed into a small building so it can be a bit overwhelming. Stick with it, there are some real gems in this collection. They are relocating in 2017 so it should present a much better experience.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Similar to the Barns Museum in Pennsylvania in multiple pictures on a single wall. Not only pictures but everything from the Art Deco period. It has so much stuff that they have contracted for a new building.

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Boulder, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

A must-see in Denver! Wonderful collection of art-deco to mid-century modern to 1980's artifacts and paintings. So much to see in a very cozy space. Vance Kirkland's studio and artwork are very interesting as well. Tour guide highly recommended.

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Palmyra, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Was interested to see this little gem and it was quite interesting. Lots of Art Deco, Art Nouveau, pieces abound. Everywhere you look there is something to see. Collections from by gone eras bring one back in time. Lots of furniture, pollack design chair, frank Lloyd wright, and arts and craft. A good history of Vance Kirkland, a Colorado painter,... More 

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