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Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art

1201 Bannock Street, Denver, CO 80204
+1 303-832-8576
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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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1201 Bannock Street, Denver, CO 80204
Capitol Hill
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Reviewed today via mobile

Blown away by the collection of art and furnishings. Love the fact that art is displayed within the context of the time period with rugs, chairs, tables, lamps, mechanical devices, etc. You should approach the galleries from several directions to get full impact. Easily the...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This museum is full of memorabilia from various twentieth century styles of interior design. The rooms are small and eclectic and packed with artifacts you will remember from homes from your childhood. There is a little for everyone: furnishings, electronics, ceramics, paintings, tableware, collectibles, and...More

Thank Meg W
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to the Kirkland as part of the Denver Culture Pass (--highly recommend purchasing! It gets you into 7 venues in 3 days for just over $30!) We really liked how the display rooms are set up. LOTS to see, from furniture and paintings...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The original studio of Vance Kirkland has been moved and is faithfully represented in an attachment to the new museum. Appointed with the artist’s collection of exceptional art, a variety of mid-century and Art Deco period art, furniture, and accent pieces, it is a unique...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum had been on my list to visit for awhile since they opened the new building in March of this year (never visited the old building). Finally, yesterday we took the bus into Denver, ate lunch at Union Station, then made our way to...More

Thank luv2traveln0w
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

For layout and presentation, the Kirkland is the best small museum we have have seen. A series of small galleries are beautifully arranged with the decorative arts of furnishings, glassware, and everyday objects, from late 19th century to the present. Whole rooms of art deco,...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Small, thoughtful, and brilliantly laid out, in galleries that include art and sculpture as well as pottery, furniture and glassware from the same eras. The juxtaposition taught me a valuable lesson—the creators of these useful items were artists too. I'd never wondered as much about...More

Thank Brian J
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Reviewed 13 July 2018

The Kirkland Museum of Fine and Decorate Art is organized in a manner different than the normal neat row a painting against a plane wall in an empty room. Rather, it follows a "salon" style, which juxtaposes "fine arts - painting and sculpture" with "decorative...More

Thank John N
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Reviewed 9 July 2018

Go even if you are uncertain about modern art. Give this wonderfully inviting treasure one hour and you will exit with a smile, an enlarged understanding, and a desire to stay longer. It also has an inviting gift shop. And the Kirkland is easy walking...More

Thank David H
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Reviewed 7 July 2018

The new Kirkland museum is conveniently located in the museum district in the Golden Triangle area. With its greatly expanded space, the visitor is really able to see and to better enjoy all of the collection. While the new museum is a striking and beautiful...More

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Michele H
4 July 2015|
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Response from KirklandMuseum | Property representative |
HI there, thank you for your interest in visiting Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art. We recommend 2 hours to take in the full scope of our collections. We hope enjoy your visit!
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