Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art, Denver

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  • Quirky in the best sense. Excellent examples of periods in American furnishings and tabletop. Encyclopedic on ceramics, dishes.  more »
  • Visited this small museum and wished we had more time to spend there. The decorative arts displays are wonderful and the Kirkland works interesting. I was not previously familiar with his works. I fou...  more »
  • If you are into mid-century modern furniture, this is a museum for you. The hours are short, so please time it right. I did like that they had free lockers available to put your back-bags in since you...  more »
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  • 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!
  • 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
  • Delightful museum packed full of mostly art nouveau and art deco household items and decorative art. Room after room of whimsical and extremely tasteful objects along with paintings by Kirkland and others. A joy to visit.
  • 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.
  • Love Colorado art. You can stand in one room and spend a whole hour there. It's packed with lots of gems. The puppy was my absolute favorite.

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