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Denver’s Kirkland Museum Ready for New Building in Museum District

DENVER — Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art will open in its new and expanded facility in the heart of Denver’s Golden Triangle Museum District March 10 after being closed for nearly two years.

Kirkland Museum, which opened in 2003, had outgrown its original location in Denver’s Capitol Hill neighborhood.

The new facility eight blocks away will provide approximately 65 percent more display space for the Kirkland Museum’s three collections — international decorative art, Colorado and regional art, and works by Colorado painter Vance Kirkland.

The museum includes Kirkland’s studio and art school, built in 1910-11, which was moved from its original building.

The new building, which is made of wood, stone, terrazzo and painted gypsum wallboard Terra cotta bars, glass panels, brick and Swiss pearl, also includes an expanded museum store and enlarged art storage facilities.

It is within walking distance to multiple cultural and civic institutions, including the Denver Art Museum, Clyfford Still Museum, Central Denver Public Library, History Colorado Center and Civic Center Park.