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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 141 Attractions in Denver
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums
Owner description: Kirkland Museum displays decorative art from 1880 to 1980, with over 3,300 examples of Arts & Crafts, Art Nouveau, Glasgow Style, Wiener... more » Owner description: Kirkland Museum displays decorative art from 1880 to 1980, with over 3,300 examples of Arts & Crafts, Art Nouveau, Glasgow Style, Wiener Werkstätte, De Stijl, Bauhaus, Art Deco, Modern, and Pop Art. A retrospective of Colorado’s distinguished painter, Vance Kirkland (1904-1981), and over 600 works of other modernist Colorado artists are also on view. 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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Costa Mesa, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Lucky me: for some reason I decided to walk back toward downtown via 13th Avenue instead of 14th Avenue. I saw the Kirkland Museum, so I walked in. OMG, is this place amazing, period! Right after I entered, one of the staff gave me a ten-minute synopsis of how the museum came to be and the role in its formation... More

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

I love this small museum! I had never heard of Vance Kirkland before visiting here, but it turns out I really like his style, colors and overall paintings. But it isn't just about his work: the museum is packed with furniture, textiles, sculptures, everyday stuff. You can stand in one spot for 15 minutes and still need more time to... More

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Holladay, Utah
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We stumbled upon this while we were waiting to get a seat at Jelly across the street. This place as some really interesting works and we enjoyed seeing how he hung from the ceiling to do many of his paintings. A great museum with a lot of character.

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Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We visited on a rainy day and thoroughly enjoyed the 1:30 PM tour (Wed-Sat). The tour made the trip, otherwise I would have missed a lot of detailed information.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

We were especially interested in the furniture and items from the Arts and Craft period and Art Deco. The number of items on display was overwhelming. One of the best we have seen including Paris and New York. Well displayed and great lighting to show off the pieces. We were not that interested in the Kirkland paintings, but did enjoy... More

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Spearfish, South Dakota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

WOW, so many cool pieces in this collection. MUST SEE if you love Art Deco or mid century modern furniture. I loved every inch of this little museum. Mr. Kirkland's paintings are unique and interesting.

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Too much stuff but they are building a larger facility. Great history of Mr. Kirkland and amazing collection of art and object from CO and around the world.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Thanks to local guidebooks for pointing us to this excellent small museum in downtown Denver, featuring the works of local artist Vance Kirkland along with an excellent collection of contemporary decorative art and design pieces. We recommend the docent tour, which provides valuable insight into this artist and the relationship between his work and the other decorative and design artists... More

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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Vast collection of mid-century modern furniture and decorative arts. It is hard to image so many treasures packed into such a small space.

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White Plains, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Our cab driver did not know where this was. This apparently "Hidden Gem" has a beautiful collection of art created and collected by Mr. Kirkland. There are a lot of furniture design items here as well as painting and sculpture. This was well worth the visit.

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