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Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art

Address: 1311 Pearl St, Denver, CO 80203 (Capitol Hill)
Phone Number: +1 303-832-8576
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Ranked #4 of 109 Attractions in Denver
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
Owner description: Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art displays an internationally important collection of...
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Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
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Tue - Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: 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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Manhattan, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

I love material culture, and let me tell you, the Kirkland is full of it. I often dislike traditional museums and the rarefied culture they preserve, and I was blown away by Kirkland and the quirkiness of the man it honors (as well as his paintings). Give yourself a few hours to come here and gawk at your surroundings.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

This museum is truly inspired. If you are a mid century lover, you will leave feeling exhilarated. This museum gave us a great feel to the Denver area and left us feeling enculturation by local artists.

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E.wa
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6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

If you enjoy Art Nouveau this place is for you. It is not your typical museum, the art is displayed "salon style" which makes it even more appealing and interesting to see. There is so much stuff packed in here, you could spend all day. The old studio and attached building allow you to wind through rooms finding new treasures... More 

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Austin, Texas
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12 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

This museum has some lovely things but they are so crammed together and placed with no apparent rhyme or reason it really detracts. The tour wasn't informative about the items, it was mostly about Mr. Kirkland. As well as decorative arts, there are paintings from Colorado artists of varying talent. It's just such a hodgepodge. In a couple of years... More 

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Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

I love history, architecture, design, art (you get the picture). This museum located close to the Molly Brown House satisfies all my loves, and more! Named after an artist based out of Denver, CO (Vance Kirkland), this museum houses some of the best examples of Decorative Art I have seen assembled in one physical place. (Kirkland is fascinating and you... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The Krkland is unique in that it combines all the practical and fine arts under one roof. The building is special and the varied collection including many paintings of Vance Kirkland are not be missed. One of the more unique museums in the Country.

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Denver, Colorado, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

As an artist, I appreciate the variety and quality of the everyday art exhibited. Think Rosewood pottery vrs Monet.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Thank you Tripadvisor, due to this list we heard about the Kirkland Museum and our hosts who live in Denver had never been and were blown away. Wonderful little museum that once served as the studio for Vince Kirkland one of Colorado's most famous modernist painters, he was a professor and saw sound in color. Many of his paintings are... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Going around in time....well displayed, changing. Great place to spend a mindful afternoon. Tours are so helpul.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

This little museum/gallery and home is a joy to discover. Don't miss it if you visit Denver. It's as if you're given the keys to a collector's home and can wander at free will. Really a treat.

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