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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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Museum exhibits on design are usually, for me, only mildly interesting. A few items catch my eye as I walk through the display and I'm done. This home and studio was overflowing... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 22, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

Museum exhibits on design are usually, for me, only mildly interesting. A few items catch my eye as I walk through the display and I'm done. This home and studio was overflowing with a great collection of items. Since you are bothering to read the reviews, go.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

Great little museum hidden in the heart of the city. Amazing the amount of artifacts that are tucked in this gem of a museum. Spent a lot more time going through the displays than I had planned. Had a hard time getting out!

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Stony Creek, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

We loved everything! The art work, the furniture, the entire collection. Thanks for keeping it together.

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Small museum, jammed with fabulous table wear, art and mid century treasures. It's just the right size museum to see in an hour or two. The Kirkland is centrally located, not hard to find parking and reasonable admission fee. I recommend a tour to learn about the many fascinating objects in this collection.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

This place is odd - it's full of art from someone who normally probably wouldn't rate their own single artist museum. And then on top of that, it has TONS of fascinating decorative pieces from the 20th century, mostly, which are really what you'd go here to see. Be sure to get the story about how the museum came to... More 

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Pomona, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

This was an amazing museum! Different than most as it is filled with furniture and other decorative art. Got to sit in chairs designed by Frank L. Wright amoung other designers also.

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Kirksville, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Wonderful collection of modern design, especially from early and mid twentieth-century, presented in a salon form. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves—there is a lot here to appeal to lovers of modern design and fine art.

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 via mobile

Tucked in a quaint neighborhood, the Kirkland museum was a treat! The displays are "salon" style, so the rooms are more like what you'd see in a house. In addition to Kirkland's original artwork, you can step into his studio. There are thousands of pieces to see. I enjoyed the snuff bottle collection. the free tour was incredibly informative. They... More 

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St. Louis, MO
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

It is small but so crammed with interesting stuff that you could still spend hours there. Not quite like any other museum I have every been to. They even have a few Frank Lloyd Wright pieces, which I appreciated since I am a big fan. Check out the art work in the courtyard. And make sure you take the elevator... More 

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Plymouth, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

This outstanding small museum features the works and studio of Colorado artist Vance Kirkland, works of other Colorado and regional artists, and one of the best collections of decorative art--furniture, pottery, glassware, you name it--I've ever seen. How often can you see a sleek cocktail shaker designed to look like a Zeppelin? It's the kind of place you can go... More 

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Additional Information about Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art

Address: 1311 Pearl St, Denver, CO 80203
Phone Number: +1 303-832-8576
Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Denver>  > Capitol Hill
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

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