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Upcoming Events

For general information about events, please contact Charlotte Otto, cotto@kirklandmuseum.org, 303.832.8576 x205.

Members Only Events

Members Only Reception before the Jim Olson lecture at the Denver Art Museum

(Scroll down to public events for information on the lecture, which is now sold out. However, you may call 720.913.0130 to be added to the waitlist.)

Wednesday, October 26, 2016
5:30 to 6:15pm 
Denver Art Museum, El Pomar Atrium, Hamilton Building

Kirkland Museum members are invited to attend an exclusive reception in partnership with Design Council of the Denver Art Museum before attending the lecture Jim Olson Architecture: Connecting with Landscape, Art & Craft. Join us for complimentary hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar. The reception is free and open to members of Kirkland Museum and Design Council only.* Reservations for the reception can be made online here or by calling the Kirkland Museum RSVP line at 303.832.8576 x201. 

PLEASE NOTE: Reserving space for the Members Only Reception does NOT automatically reserve your seats for the Jim Olson lecture. The lecture is currently sold out, however, you may call 720.913.0130 to be added to the waitlist.

*The number of reservations allotted per member for the reception equals the number of people included in your membership (non-member guests are not permitted at the reception, however they may make reservations with the Denver Art Museum to attend the public lecture at 6:30pm). For example, a Student/Senior/Teacher or Individual member may reserve one space. Individual + Guest and Dual members may reserve two spaces. If more than the allotted spaces are reserved, your reservation will be placed on hold and a Kirkland Museum staff member will be in touch. 

Please call Charlotte Otto, Visitor Services Manager, at 303.832.8576 x205 with questions.

This event is presented by Design Council of the Denver Art Museum with Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art and 5280 Home.


Public Events

Jim Olson Architecture: Connecting with Landscape, Art & Craft


Image: Kyle Johnson / Olson Kundig

Wednesday, October 26, 2016 
6:30 to 7:30pm (Doors open at 6)
Denver Art Museum, Hamilton Building, Lower Level 

The lecture is currently sold out, however, you may call 720.913.0130 to be added to the waitlist.

As the founding partner of Seattle-based firm Olson Kundig, Jim Olson has explored the interplay of landscape, art and craft in architecture for over 50 years. In addition to his residences, particularly for art collectors, Olson has also designed museums, religious spaces and commercial buildings. He recently completed his first resort project, the JW Marriott in San Jose del Cabo, Mexico.

In Connecting With Landscape, Art & Craft, Olson will discuss a variety of projects as part of his discourse on the powerful connection between architecture, landscape, art and craft, including his current Denver project, Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art.

Free Program Etiquette: If you register for this lecture but are unable to attend, please email mgarner@denverartmuseum.org or call 720.913.0044 and let us know the full name under which your reservation was made. This gesture helps us allow other interested community members to attend.

PLEASE NOTE: If you are a member, reserving space for the lecture does NOT automatically reserve your seats for reception beforehand. If you plan on attending both the reception and the lecture afterwards, please make sure to complete both reservations. You must be a member of Kirkland Museum or Design Council to attend the reception (see details above), but the lecture is open to the public and guests.

Presented by the Denver Art Museum's Department of Architecture, Design and Graphics and Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art.


Denver Story Trek (Ongoing)

Denver Story Trek brings Denver history alive for visitors as it leads them on a customizable journey through a variety of Denver neighborhoods, showcasing five leading heritage sites: Four Mile Historic Park, Byers-Evans House Museum, Molly Brown House Museum, Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art and the Black American West Museum. The Trek Connect feature allows visitors to use their cell phones to hear stories about the city’s history as well as record their own experiences. Denver Story Trek is a program of Historic Denver Inc., in collaboration with the participating historic sites; Preserve America; the Colorado State Historical Fund; the Colorado Tourism Office; and the Denver Metro Convention and Visitors Bureau.

For more information, please visit denverstorytrek.org.