Kirkland Museum: Fame in the Frame

Kirkland Museum: Fame in the Frame

The Mile-High City has long been known for its sunny weather, scenic surroundings, and endless things to do for outdoor enthusiasts. But this idyllic city has a whole lot more to offer than its scenic setting. The capital of Colorado is swiftly becoming among the top destinations in the country for design fiends looking for their next fix.

Dedicated to preserving and promoting Colorado’s art history, the Kirkland Museum of Fine and Decorative Art has made a big impression on the Denver art scene since it opened in 2003. Showcasing works from Colorado artists dating back to the 1840s and spanning to the present, it offers diverse pieces from important artists, such as a retrospective of the museum’s namesake and one of the state’s most distinguished painters, Vance Kirkland. The museum recently moved to a new location designed by Olson Kundig with every attention to detail, like eyebrow overhangs, vertical glass fins, and massive door frames, so you can feast your eyes on some gorgeous art even before you enter the building.

dlg tip: Pick up a high-quality, large format print in the gift shop. They’ll even frame it. Be sure to share #missiolovesdlg 


Photography: Kirkland MuseumOlson Kundig

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