A Celebration of Colorado Art History
Thursday, July 30, 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
at Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art
Exclusively for Kirkland Museum members and special guests
(To become a member click here)
Celebrate Colorado's rich art history at this special by-invitation-only event at Kirkland Museum. The recently published book titled The Denver Artists Guild: Its Founding Members; An Illustrated History will be the highlight of the evening, with author Stan Cuba and Foreword author Hugh Grant present to sign copies and share remarks on the book (available for purchase in the Museum Store, $39.95). Hors d'oeuvres and drinks will be served.
The Denver Artists Guild: Its Founding Members; An Illustrated History is a 260-page history of the group founded in 1928 and its 52 original members, including Vance Kirkland. The book contains images of 40 pieces (by 21 artists) from Kirkland Museum's collection and features Vance Kirkland's painting Red Mountain on the cover:
Free Day in Celebration of Colorado Day
Saturday, August 1, 2015
Free admission applies to Colorado residents (with ID); no children under 13.
On August 1, 1876, Colorado became the 38th state of the Union. Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art will celebrate Colorado Day on Saturday, August 1, 2015 by offering free admission to Colorado residents age 13 and above. Colorado’s place in American art ranks very high among the fifty states, probably in the top 10, not only because of the important artists who made this state their home, but because of the famous artists who visited and worked here. Kirkland Museum displays a major survey of Colorado art and some regional art with over 650 works by more than 200 artists shown at any one time. The museum also features a retrospective of Colorado’s distinguished painter Vance Kirkland (1904–1981), and one of the most important public displays of international decorative art in North America from Arts & Crafts to Postmodern.
Free admission applies to Colorado residents (with ID) only on Saturday, August 1, 2015. Open 11-5, no children under 13.
Denver Story Trek
The 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 www.denverstorytrek.com.