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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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Fairfax Station, Virginia, United States
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

This does not look large from outside, but one could get lost in here for hours. Many vintage items from many different time periods. The room that shows HOW the artist painted really gives great insight. Highly recommend for artists and vintage-item-enthusiasts. Not for little kids, too many breakables.

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Denver, Colorado
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

This quirky little museum is a veritable cornucopia of interesting things from decorative arts to furniture to paintings. Fabulous Arts and Crafts collection. Just wonderfully curated, all the collections are just special

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Denver, Colorado
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Wow what a fun place. A blast from the past. Good art and fun things that make you remember your childhood.

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Memphis, Tennessee
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19 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

A lot packed in here. Great examples of deco, mid century & more. I saw pieces of furniture & glassware that we've only seen in collector & art books. It was a great & awesome experience.

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Maybe not as well known or big, but I truly enjoy going to the Kirkland. The set up is beautiful. It's truly unique and I find find something to appreciate every time I go.

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

From the moment we walked in it was enchantaing to see the many decorative arts...squished in to this space. Each time I viewed a case I saw something new...and wished Iowned. Loved the massive collection. The labeling was most informative which is appreciated. I could go everyday and not become bored. the staff is most informative and there is a... More

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Costa Mesa, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

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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27 reviews 27 reviews
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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 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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