Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art

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Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art

Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art
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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
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.
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1-2 hours
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Larry G
Des Plaines, IL257 contributions
Sep 2020
Unexpected pleasure! Works by Vance Kirkland are amazing from his early days to funky later days. The best part was the ability to see his work studio. The museum is packed with other items, from paintings to chairs and can be a bit overwhelming at times.
I used the parking, cost was $6.00 for two hours, after two hours the price goes up. Would have been less expensive using the metered parking, $2.00 for 2 hours.
Coffee and sandwich shop a block or two away.
This museum is in the Golden Triangle and walking distance to the Denver Art Museum.
The gift shop was so-so.
Friendly staff.
Written October 6, 2020
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Brssjunk
Tucson, AZ1,039 contributions
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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montanapescado
Albuquerque, NM825 contributions
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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Tammy S
10 contributions
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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Emily
Boston, MA157 contributions
Mar 2020
This museum has artwork by Vance Kirkland, his studio, and a large collection of other art. We really enjoyed Kirkland's paintings. The other art was eclectic, including lots of local artists. Some of the rooms were so packed full of stuff on the walls, in cabinets, and on the floor that it was overwhelming. It is conveniently located near the Clyfford Still Museum and Denver Art Museum.
Written March 4, 2020
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Laura H
Katy, TX24 contributions
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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forshara
Cape Elizabeth, ME596 contributions
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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Frances C
Snohomish, WA453 contributions
Jul 2014 • Solo
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 your time through the displays. A once in a lifetime collection. No children under 13 are allowed in to museum. Exhibits feel as if you are in someone's home. Fragile and precious. So many items displayed that you must note the beautiful pieces hung in the elevator.
Written July 6, 2014
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Cleomissy
Naples, FL554 contributions
Oct 2019
So much to see in such a small museum. Loved the mid-century modern furniture and art pieces. The museum has a large and wonderful selection of ceramics and other artwork by Colorado and regional artists. Great descriptions accompany many of the pieces. Very nice gift shop. Enjoyed learning about Vance Kirkland's life and work.
Written November 3, 2019
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Christina G
Denver, CO59 contributions
Jul 2018 • Friends
Literally one of the best museums in Denver right now. Loved it! The space is unique too, with the artist studio attached it makes for a eclectic experience. My only critique is there is so much to see, things are cramped so it can almost be overwhelming, especially when it's busy. My advice would be to go during the week, when there are no crowds and take your time. You'll want to go back again and again, trust me!
Written September 16, 2018
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