Come to Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art during Doors Open Denver (April 16 & 17 2011 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 picked up beginning at 10a.m. on Saturday. There are only 20 tickets per tour and they’ll be given out on a first come, first served basis. Each person can pick up two tickets for two tours per day.
The tour schedule is (same Saturday and Sunday):
Kirkland Museum Highlights:
10:30 a.m. or 1:30 p.m.
Architects in the Kirkland Museum Collection:
11:30 a.m. or 2:30 p.m.
100 Years of Art at 1311 Pearl Street:
12:30 p.m. or 3:30 p.m.
Built 1910-1911, Kirkland’s historic art school and studio building is the oldest freestanding art school building in Colorado. It is Denver’s oldest commercial art building and second oldest in Colorado–after the Van Briggle Memorial Pottery building in Colorado Springs. The Kirkland’s architectural style is Arts & Crafts. The building’s original architects were Maurice Biscoe and Henry Hewitt. Architects of additions to the building are: Carl A. Groos (1971 storage room and kitchen for Kirkland Museum); Stafford Clark (1989 Director’s office); Chip Melick, AIA, Rachel Lawrence and Sarah Boulet (1998-99 main museum addition).