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Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art

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Neighborhood: Capitol Hill
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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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Nifty little museum

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
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Dallas, Tx
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

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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Colorado
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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
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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Bennett, CO
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

If you're into art deco, this is your place! Even if you're not, it's kind of neat to be able to sit down on one of Frank Lloyd Wright's chairs.

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Manhattan, Kansas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

I love material culture, and let me tell you, the Kirkland is full of it. I often dislike traditional museums and the rarefied culture they preserve, and I was blown away by Kirkland and the quirkiness of the man it honors (as well as his paintings). Give yourself a few hours to come here and gawk at your surroundings.

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Houston, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

This museum is truly inspired. If you are a mid century lover, you will leave feeling exhilarated. This museum gave us a great feel to the Denver area and left us feeling enculturation by local artists.

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E.wa
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

If you enjoy Art Nouveau this place is for you. It is not your typical museum, the art is displayed "salon style" which makes it even more appealing and interesting to see. There is so much stuff packed in here, you could spend all day. The old studio and attached building allow you to wind through rooms finding new treasures... More 

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Austin, Texas
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12 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

This museum has some lovely things but they are so crammed together and placed with no apparent rhyme or reason it really detracts. The tour wasn't informative about the items, it was mostly about Mr. Kirkland. As well as decorative arts, there are paintings from Colorado artists of varying talent. It's just such a hodgepodge. In a couple of years... More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

I love history, architecture, design, art (you get the picture). This museum located close to the Molly Brown House satisfies all my loves, and more! Named after an artist based out of Denver, CO (Vance Kirkland), this museum houses some of the best examples of Decorative Art I have seen assembled in one physical place. (Kirkland is fascinating and you... More 

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