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John Edward Thompson

John Edward Thompson (1882-1945) was called the “Dean of Colorado Painters,” a title later given to Vance Kirkland after Thompson’s death.  Thompson was born in Buffalo, New York and first studied art there and then in New York City. He moved … Continue reading

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15 Colorado Artists—Breaking With Tradition

It was creeping inexorably across America—modern art! An alarm was sounded by Rocky Mountain News columnist Lee Casey on 11 February 1948:  “The influence of decadent Parisians…Picasso and Cezanne…has even been felt in the West. Santa Fe has been damaged … Continue reading

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Mother’s Day Sale!

Save 20% on selected items! Shop the Kirkland’s gift shop and you’ll find a wide selection of gift ideas that are perfect for your mom—and many are on sale. Save on ceramics, accessories and more. Shop now for the best … Continue reading

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Doors Open Denver

Come to Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art during Doors Open Denver (April 16 & 17 from 10a.m.-5p.m.). All tickets are available at Kirkland Museum (1311 Pearl Street) this year, NOT at Union Station. Tickets for both Saturday and Sunday’s tours can be … Continue reading

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Herman Casagranda – A Legacy

Herman (Cas) Casagranda was born in 1917 in Ouray, Colorado, the son of an Austrian immigrant miner. He attended East High School and the University of Denver, and taught art and art history in the Denver Public Schools for thirty-one … Continue reading

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Last Chance to See Warhol in Colorado

Tonight (Wednesday, March 9th) at 6PM Photographing Warhol: Forum with John Bonath, Valere Harris Shane, and Mark Sink + Turn-About is Fair Play: Documenting Andy Warhol, an opening presentation by moderator Elliot King. The event is free and open to … Continue reading

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Warhol in Colorado

“Andy Warhol brought people together in ways that fueled their enthusiasm for art. His prowess at networking and finding commonalities inspired Denver University’s Myhren Gallery to create a show enriched by the enduring connections Warhol made when visiting Colorado in … Continue reading

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Kirkland shines on Denver’s Channel 4

We were thrilled when Greg Moody from Denver’s Channel 4 came to visit the Kirkland yesterday. He got quite a workout from seeing all 3,300 objects on view (yes, I think he looked at and counted every single one!). He … Continue reading

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Denver Design Council and CultureHaus at the Kirkland We are just crazy about Denver Art Museum’s Design Council and CultureHaus, hip groups of young and young-at-heart art lovers who meet once a month to enjoy unique insights about art, see … Continue reading

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Happy Holidays

Happy Holidays from our house to your house! And…a reminder that we are open on Sunday, December 26th and Monday, December 27th. Bring your out-of-town guests. While the turkey cooks (that usually takes hours), you can tour the museum—taking in Colorado’s historic … Continue reading

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