at 1311 Pearl St , 80203
Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art is an art museum in Denver, Colorado.
Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art has one of the most important public displays of international decorative art in North America, from about 1875 to about 1990. More than 3,500 works are on view of Arts & Crafts, Aesthetic, Art Nouveau, Glasgow Style, Wiener Werkstätte, De Stijl, Bauhaus, Art Deco, Modern, Pop Art and Postmodern. A major survey of Colorado art and some regional art is documented. Over 650 works by more than 200 artists are shown at any one time, drawing from a collection of more than 500 Colorado artists and about 5,000 works. The Colorado and regional art collection is concerned with a period from 1820 to about 1990 (traditional through modern), with an emphasis on the 1850s onwards. The museum features a retrospective of Colorado’s distinguished painter, Vance Kirkland (1904–1981). Kirkland Museum joins the studios of Jackson Pollock & Lee Krasner, Thomas Hart Benton, Grant Wood, Charles Russell, N.C. Wyeth, Georgia O’Keeffe and other sites as a member of Historic Artists’ Homes and Studios, a program of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Please note: Due to the fragile nature of the collections and the popular but vulnerable salon style in which they are displayed, Kirkland Museum limits all visitors during open hours and events to those age 13 and up. Children between the ages of 13 and 17 are welcome, but must be accompanied by an adult.
Watch Channel 7 News tomorrow, Saturday, at 7:45 am to see Kirkland Museum included in a short segment on “Hidden Gems” in Denver.
In a 1957 interview, Vance Kirkland said, "Any art is nine-tenths work and one-tenth talent." Probably not a surprising sentiment from a man who would meticulous place 150,000 dots on a painting. Do you agree with him?
TODAY ONLY! Kirkland Museum is specially open today, Monday, December 29th from 11am to 5pm as a holiday treat! Bring your friends or out of town guests, anyone age 13 and older, for a visit on this lovely snowy day.
Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art wishes you and yours a very happy holiday season! The museum will be open with our usual days and hours, Tuesday through Sunday 11am to 5 pm, with the following exceptions: Kirkland Museum will be open: Monday, December 29, 11:00 am to 5:00 pm (special Monday holiday hours) Wednesday, December 31, 11:00 am to 3:00 pm (closing early) Kirkland Museum will be closed: Wednesday, December 24 in recognition of Christmas Eve Thursday, December 25 in recognition of Christmas Day Thursday, January 1, 2015 in recognition of New Year's Day
Happy Day-After-Thanksgiving! Kirkland Museum is open today (Friday), Saturday and Sunday from 11am to 5pm. We'd love to see you!