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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 #3 of 139 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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Spearfish, South Dakota
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30 reviews 30 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

We visited the Kirkland with a friend who couldn't wait to take us there when we came to Denver. It is filled with special pieces of primarily twentieth century furniture, glass, ceramics, bronze, lamps, radios, etc. from the arts and crafts, art deco and Frank Lloyd Wright eras plus the artwork of Vance Kirkland and others. The people working there... More

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Denver, Colorado
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37 reviews 37 reviews
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62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Never found an art aficionado or just a curious museum goer say they didn't like this place. Really cool collection.

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

I loved this museum, it was so quaint but had so much character and information and sooooo much to see with all the collections. I loved the artist studio was still there. They are moving it so kinda sad about that as I like the original building.

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washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

What a joy to spend Sunday at this museum. More than 3,500 works are on view. The Docent was a joy and she had such a passion for the pieces displayed. Even the cashier was a delight. The museum is scheduled to move in three years. I was excited to see this collection housed in Kirkland's original art studio. Take... More

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columbus, oh
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

This is not your run of the mill museum. But worth the effort to seek out if you like quirky, art deco type of displays. I found the displays of American glass work and furniture to be a welcome trip down memory lane for this 57 year old.

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