Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art
Created by denverstorytrek
Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art is temporarily closed until our new building at 12th & Bannock is completed in fall 2017. Central to the project was the relocation of the building that housed Vance Kirkland’s studio and art school, built in 1910–1911. On November 6, 2016 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 building in the same orientation as it originally sat on Pearl Street. The new museum will retain the salon style display of international decorative art, Colorado and regional art and the estate collection of Colorado painter Vance Kirkland (1904–1981).
Learn more about Kirkland’s studio building in the audio files below.
To listen by phone, dial the Trek Connect phone number 303.562.2407. Enter the corresponding story number followed by the # sign.
Story Site #14 & #15 Kirkland Museum
Oral History #214 told by Hugh Grant
Oral History #216 told by Hugh Grant