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Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art

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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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The Kirkland is a quirky and unexpected gem in Denver. Your significant other wants to go on a date here ... take them ... you will earn lots of points. One recommendation though... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 13, 2015
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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30 reviews 30 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

The Kirkland is a quirky and unexpected gem in Denver. Your significant other wants to go on a date here ... take them ... you will earn lots of points. One recommendation though ... the museum is not really kid friendly and I was happy that we did not have our 3 year old with us. We are excited to... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015 via mobile

While there is an extensive display of Kirkland's work, I truly enjoyed the collection of art nouveau and art deco pieces displayed in this crowded museum. The museum will be relocating to new space in the next couple of years and this change is long overdue as many items are either beyond a visitor's easy viewing or stored and therefore... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Like going into an old aunt's attic. You can wander and love something and then move past something else. It's a place to go for yourself - and absolutely a place to take out-of-town guests.

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Lakewood, Colorado, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Great Vance Kirkland art and decorative art. You may have to look for a parking place. It's not as appropriate for kids as the DAM.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

This is undoubtedly one of the finest small, themed and historically significant museums around. Housing the country's largest Art Deco collection of art and furnishings, the history of the Pointelist movement, seeing the home studio of the man who was an instructor at the University of Denver, and seeing it in the original building (which by the way will be... More 

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Nuremberg, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

if you like design and architecture with a side of visual art and industrial design you'll love this joint. they have pieces from all the greats, I wanted to take everything home for my very own. oh yeah, kirkland has some chops as well. enjoy

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Atlanta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Two floors of beautiful things to see that brought back lots of memories. Gift shop also has lots to offer.

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Chicago, Illinois
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

What a great collection of Decorative Art! The museum will be moving to a different location which will enable it to show more of its collection. One of the things I enjoyed most about my visits here is that it feels so intimate and parking is easy and free. The collection includes everything from toasters and appliances, to furniture, to... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

When I travel, I like to visit museums that are unique to the place I am visiting and the Kirkland Museum is absolutely one of a kind. The Museum houses three unique collections. The paintings of Vance Kirkland, whose studio is part of the museum; works of art by Colorado artists and and a fascinating collection of decorative arts and... More 

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San Angelo, Texas
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71 reviews 71 reviews
25 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

If you love MidCentury furniture and crafts this is your place! I really enjoyed taking it all in. I believe there are guided talks on certain days. Take your time, theres tons to see!

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