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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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Collectors heaven!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
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San Angelo, Texas
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San Angelo, Texas
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71 reviews 71 reviews
25 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

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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34 reviews 34 reviews
7 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

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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11 reviews 11 reviews
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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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36 attraction reviews
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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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47 reviews 47 reviews
3 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
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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61 reviews 61 reviews
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
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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Dallas, Tx
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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Clarkston, Michigan
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

My wife and I had some time to kill before heading to the Denver Airport so we ventured here. We really enjoyed it! We both love Contemporary Art, but in particular...contemporary furniture and furnishings. The place was small. I think we covered everything in 30-60 minutes. Very Relaxing!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Gorgeous salon style museum. Great variety of Colorado artists. Iconic Vance Kirkland collection and studio space.

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Denver, Colorado
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

I've been here twice and love to look at the collections of furniture and decorative art. One can wander past each "room setting" as if walking through someone's home. This museum does not allow children under 13.

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