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“A must see for pottery lovers”

Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art
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Ranked #31 of 257 things to do in Denver
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Owner description: Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art is temporarily closed to expand our universe! The museum’s new building, located at 12th Avenue and Bannock Street and expected to open in early 2018, will offer visitors an enhanced experience with approximately 65% 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 1850s 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. Central to the move, Vance Kirkland’s art school & studio building (built 1910–1911 for Henry Read's Students' School of Art) was relocated to Bannock Street and oriented in the same direction. In a feat of engineering, the 1,384 square foot building was detached from the existing museum, moved eight blocks west and placed on the north side of the new museum on November 6, 2016.
Reviewed February 19, 2013

My parents are avid pottery collectors, and they were floored by the number of unique and rare art deco and art nouveau pieces in the collection. If you love pottery, it is definitely worth a visit, and even if you don't, it's still an interesting place to spend a couple of hours.

Thank Ryan S
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Reviewed February 17, 2013

I had heard of the Kirkland Museum for years, but never visited. So sorry, as it is marvelous. A small area, but filled with amazing and fascinating objects: furniture, pottery, glass, art. Also liked that Kikland's studio was intact. One could spend hours there and still not see everything. The have docent tours which we missed, but I would love to return and take a tour.
Only point to keep in mind is that due to the salon style display, they do not allow children under 13.

Thank Niqueyl
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Reviewed February 4, 2013

I knew very little of the artist Kirkland until my friend took me here last summer. Built in the southwest style this is where the artist lived and did his work. Very worthwhile for western art enthusiasts. You can also check out the Molly Brown House nearby.

Thank Robert W
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Reviewed January 31, 2013

I really liked the fact that you got to see how this artist setup to do his paintings. This is definitely not a collection of the "masters" classic art which is refreshing.

Thank dnv_sierravista
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Reviewed January 23, 2013

Thank you Trip Advisor!!! We have lived in this area a long time but I don't think we would have gone to this museum without hints from others on Trip Advisor. And what a little gem it is. The art of Kirkland is wonderful but all of the chairs, pottery, china and other objects are just so great to see and appreciate. I can't wait to take others to see it. We had a pleasant docent for the 1:30 tour, and I would recommend that for first time visitors

Thank Jjjjam
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