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In SITu: Chairs From Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art and From the Artist's Perspective
Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd.

January 18 – April 1, 2018
Opening Reception: Thursday January 18, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Free and open to the public

Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art is thrilled to be loaning chairs to two exhibitions at the Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities. 

About In SITu: Chairs From Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art 

The Theatre Gallery will feature seventeen designer chairs from Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art in Denver. See a display of wide-ranging chairs from functional to sculptural, sleek and modern to audacious by designers such as Charles and Ray Eames, Eero Saarinen, Frank Gehry, Frank Lloyd Wright and Verner Panton.  

About In SITu: From the Artist's Perspective

A prevalent element all artist studios have in common is a chair. No matter the type, style, or medium of work created by the artist, the studio chair is an important tool for their creative practice. In this exhibition, artwork by twenty nine artists can be viewed while sitting in the artist’s studio chair, which will be situated in front of their work. While viewing artwork from the artist’s own studio chair, visitors can ponder each piece and hopefully gain a glimpse of the artist’s vision. Vance Kirkland's Studio Chair is part of this exhibition.

Kirkland Museum as a Lending Institution

(Loans of art works to 105 institutions, since 1976, when Hugh Grant became curator):

Many of these organizations have borrowed several times from Kirkland Museum. This is one of three ways Kirkland Museum gains exposure of Colorado art and international decorative art, along with getting it published and exhibited—keeping Colorado and regional artists, in addition to decorative art, displayed at Kirkland Museum.

Colorado (56 institutions in 18 cities and towns):

National (32 institutions in 20 states):

International (17 institutions in 11 foreign countries, not including United States listed above):