Denver's Kirkland Museum of Fine and Decorative Art hosts grand opening at new location

DENVER – After more than a year since its move from 13th and Pearl Street, the Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art is finally opening the doors to its new home in the Golden Triangle Creative District.

A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held at the new building at 1201 Bannock Street on Saturday, March 10 at 11 a.m.

The building, adorned with shades of golden terra cotta and glass tiles, is not far from the Denver Art Museum and the Clyfford Still Museum.

“Our new location offers far greater visibility for the museum’s three collections—international decorative art, Colorado and regional art, and the work of Vance Kirkland—which will complement the collections of the museums nearby and make it even more convenient for art lovers to experience all the internationally important artwork Denver offers in the Golden Triangle,” said Hugh Grant, Kirkland Museum’s Founding Director and Curator, during the grand-opening ceremony.

To celebrate the grand-opening, the museum is featuring an inaugural exhibition of 19th and 20th Century American prints through June 17.

The collections are displayed chronologically, allowing guests to “time travel” as they walk through the new building.

The building’s original location in the Capitol Hill neighborhood, at the site of Vance Kirkland’s studio and art school, opened back in 2003 but an increase in attendance and expanded art holdings forced the museum to find a new home.

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