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Kirkland Museum to build new facility in Golden Triangle

A rendering of the new Kirkland Museum.

Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art plans to build a new museum at the northwest corner of 12th Avenue and Bannock Street in Denver's Golden Triangle neighborhood.

Located near the Denver Art Museum and the Clyfford Still Museum, the new location will offer visitors an enhanced experience, while staying true to the salon-style and intimate atmosphere for which the Kirkland is known.

"Relocating the Kirkland Museum offers far greater visibility for our three focus areas and makes it more convenient for art lovers to park once to experience all the internationally important artwork Denver offers in the Golden Triangle," says Hugh Grant, the museum's Founding Director and Curator.

The Kirkland Museum's three focus areas are:
  • The Colorado Art Collection, the largest repository of Colorado art showcasing the state's talent from the 1870s through the 1980s.
  • The International Decorative Art Collection, which includes about 15,000 objects.
  • The Vance Kirkland Collection, about 550 paintings and 600 drawings and prints with 55 works on view.
As part of the relocation, the existing Vance Kirkland Studio building will be moved to the future site and oriented in the same direction with the banks of windows facing north for the natural light.

Construction on the project designed by Seattle-based Olson Kundig Architects will begin next year. It's expected to be completed by early 2017.

Contact Confluence Denver Development News Editor Margaret Jackson with tips and leads for future stories at margaret@confluence-denver.com.

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Margaret is a veteran Denver real estate reporter and can be contacted here.
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