Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art

Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art

Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art
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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
Sunday
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
About
Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art has relocated to a new golden building in Denver’s Golden Triangle Creative District. The museum’s new building offers visitors an enhanced experience with more display space while staying true to the salon style and intimate atmosphere for which the Kirkland is known. The museum’s three collections are: • International Decorative Art—A celebrated collection including notable examples of every major design period from Arts & Crafts to Postmodern. • Colorado & Regional Art—The largest repository of art showcasing the state and region’s talent, concentrating on the 1840s through the 1990s with about 7,000 works more than 700 artists. • Vance Kirkland Retrospective—Kirkland (1904–1981) is generally considered Colorado’s most distinguished modern painter. About 550 paintings and about 600 drawings and prints are held in his estate collection. Note: Due to the fragile nature of the collections children must be 13 or older to be admitted.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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forshara
Cape Elizabeth, ME577 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
This newly renovated museum is such a treasure. It is full of furniture and art objects from the Arts and Craft period to postmodern. Vance Kirkland's art was showcased in his actual art studio that was moved during the renovation process of the museum. I was not familiar with Kirkland's art but so glad that I went to this museum. I only wish I had more time to absorb all that it offered.
Written January 25, 2020
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Laura H
Katy, TX24 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Friends
The building looks small, but there's a lot packed in there. It was unlike any art museum I've previously visited in the way things are grouped together for display. My husband, who normally doesn't enjoy art museums very much, loved it and was fascinated with so much of what he saw. It was a good n experience to go through the museum with friends. The gift shop is great too.
Written February 9, 2020
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Whinbrook
Greater London, UK718 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
Excellent manageable museum chocked full of design classics in furniture, ceramics, textiles, silver, paintings and all manner of 19c and 20c consumables. There were only a few people there when we visited so it was like having the whole museum to ourselves.

If you are interested in the decorative arts, especially American, this is well worth a visit. A bonus too is learning about Vance Kirkland who we'd never heard of.
Written July 6, 2022
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Tammy S
56 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2021 • Couples
Absolutely positively loved this place! We went to the DAM a couple days ago- very disappointing because everything was under construction. This amazing museum was a joy. So much to see and experience. The pairing of furniture, dishes, etc with art coupled with jazz music was awesome!
Written September 22, 2021
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montanapescado
Albuquerque, NM1,403 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2021 • Couples
This was one of our favorite art museum visits ever. What made it so special was the variety, with paintings, sculpture, multimedia, furniture, and even dinnerware, all of interest. Further, especially among the paintings, there was everything from traditional to postmodern, all wonderfully curated. Add to that being able to visit Kirkland's studio which was relocated intact to this site, and this was a 5+ star day.
Written November 21, 2021
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Brssjunk
Tucson, AZ1,277 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021
Kirkland Museum offers a wide variety of modern art peices. Many of the peices were actually painted by Kirkland who had an interesting point style. One of the most interesting things in the museum was his studio which had been moved here from it's original location. In order to do the Point style paintings, he laid in a sling hung over the canvas to create otherworldly painting.

In addition to his paintings, there was a good array of glass and pottery peices, furniture, and functional peices.

The museum, while relatively small, is well laid out.

For myself, I prefer more classical art, but for Modern art enthusiasts, it is a good place to visit.
Written December 29, 2021
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b w
Coral Springs, FL111 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
LOVED this museum! I would rather look at decorative arts (eg, a cup and saucer) than a painting any day. This museum had both, and was laid out beautifully, with separate rooms by decade. The pieces were in small vignettes rather than just scattered around. Even the background music was appropriate to the time. In addition, the former red brick studio of namesake Vance Kirkland was moved to this location and attached to the modern building. It was a wonderful experience. And don't forget the gift shop, which had many beautiful and unique items.
Written May 20, 2023
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McKimi
Fountain, MN92 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022 • Solo
I was very satisfied with my first trip to this museum and plan to be back when visiting Denver in the future. The salon presentations made great sense to me, giving a very organized and visually appealing review of art and design in the recent century.
Kirkland’s work was new to me, but I found his early watercolors and most recent dot paintings my favorite.
Written September 27, 2022
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MikeDorsey
Boulder, CO448 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Couples
Loved this experience. Chronological tour through several hundred years of fine and decorative art. “Salon-style” presentation so furniture, dishes, pottery and paintings of the same era are grouped together. Bauhaus to mid-century modern and beyond. Kirkland was an excellent painter with several different periods of styles. Loved the dot paintings and explanation of how he did them. Takes a couple of hours to see it all.
Written June 12, 2022
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Nick R
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
I went to see the Frank Lloyd Wright exbibit. It was well worth the visit, and I found the permanent collection rooms equally interesting. The collection is well-curated and the building is architectually interesting. The staff were pleasant and helpful.
Written November 8, 2022
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