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Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art is an art museum in Denver, Colorado. The museum houses three principal collections and includes the original studio and art school building of artist Vance Kirkland (1904–1981). Kirkland Museum relocated to a new building at 1201 Bannock Street in Denver's Golden Triangle Creative District and opened to the public on March 10, 2018.
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Such a beautiful building. The care and attention that was put into building the museum is astounding. The way the lights accentuate the art is breath taking
Wow! The designs and inspiration here is astounding! What a great place.
One of the best things about my Denver trip. I haven't been to the new place but plan to go back, as the old one was seriously the best museum I've ever been in. If you're a fan of mid century, you will not be disappointed, particularly if they have room to display more. Wish I lived close enough to visit more often.
A fascinating museum with some beautiful art nouveau and art deco pieces. I took the docent led tour, but in fact I was the only person so received a lot of interesting information from the very knowledgeable guide. I wish them all the best with the move to the new building.
Closed until March,. No notice on Google
Now in the new location the expanded gallery space is filled with paintings, sculpture and pottery mostly from Colorado or inspired by the landscapes in Colorado. And, of course, all the kool furniture and housewares collected by Kirkland. What a unique collection and I would recommend a visit for anyone visiting or living in Denver. A great collection of Kirkland's own art through his various periods and life. You are guaranteed find something you did not know existed and be surprised by the wide range of objects on display.
This extraordinary museum has been one of my worldwide favorites since it first opened in 2003. The new building, which opened March 20, 2018, is beautifully designed and provides more intelligent space for the collections. The original studio building is seamlessly integrated. This is a rare opportunity to see both Kirkland's own work plus Colorado and regional art in context with all types of decorative arts from furniture to tableware. There is a nice Visitor Lounge and a beautiful Museum Store. Visiting this museum is a memorable experience.
The new facility is absolutely beautiful! So much more spacious; there is no longer the need to weave among items with the sense that you might actually trip over them. It seems like there is so much more on display, but you can focus on one gallery at a time to make it more manageable. There is something wonderful everywhere you turn, and when you turn there again you'll see something else wonderful you missed the first time. Spend an afternoon or several or one a month. It's a fantastic journey.
A very fascinating place. You can go many times, as there is so much to observe. You will remember something new each time.
A special look into a local artist's lifelong work plus shared works of other great Colorado Artists and the collection of furniture could fill it's own museum.
Always an interesting collection of house-ware items, furniture, and artwork from different designers, artists, and architects from the last century or so. Since moving to this new location there is plenty of room to spend as much or little time as you’d like wandering from room to room. Should you have any questions, the volunteers are knowledgeable and approachable, and you can tell they enjoy the museum just as much as the patrons. Affordable for a day visit but if you plan on coming more than once in a year, sign up to be a yearly member- you will never get bored of coming here and will see new things each time
A FABULOUS adaptation of the old museum. Endlessly interesting. A great visual tour through the last century of design. You owe it to yourself to stop by.
This new fine and decorative arts museum is excellent. Kirkland’s work went through numerous styles and phases. You’re bound to find some of his works that will delight. Kirkland painted what he wanted to, rather than what was always commercially popular. Some of his works leave me cold, while others are simply breathtaking. But the star of this collection may we’ll be the decorative works. Although the decorative arts collection is broad and excellent, the mid-twentieth-century is particularly fine. A lot of love, care, knowledge and investments went into the mid-century modern collections on display here. The groupings are arranged in sensible rooms that place the objects in proper design context. It just makes sense. My only complaint is that not all lights are illuminated, and some of the labels are obnoxiously large. That distraction can be forgiven in light of what has been shared here with the public. Fortunately there is an age restriction at this museum. There are no uncontrolled children to be seen. No screaming kids threatening to knock over the works. Thank you, very much! Parking is provided on site, although the price is higher than on the street. If you’re staying longer than a couple of hours, there may be a bump-up charge for the privilege of convenience. We spent at least three hours here, but most people can probably see the highlights in 2. I highly recommend a visit!
This museum has a great collection of glass, ceramics, and furnishings of the 30-70's. There is a small entry fee. Awesome place. I wish I had more time to spend there.