Kirkland Museum Events

Kirkland Museum limits all visitors during open hours and events to ages 13 and up.

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Paul Kontny Book Signing with Author Stan Cuba

Friday, April 14, 1 to 4pm
Kirkland Museum’s Visitor Lounge

Kirkland Museum invites you to a book signing in celebration of Paul Kontny: A Modern Artist in Europe and America, a new book written by Stan Cuba with a foreword by Kirkland Museum Founding Director & Curator Hugh Grant and published by University Press of Colorado. Kontny (19232002) is an important part of Kirkland Museum’s Colorado & Regional Art collection, represented by over 50 works, many of which are featured in the publication.

On Friday, April 14th from 1 to 4pm, author Stan Cuba will be available in Kirkland Museum’s Visitor Lounge to sign copies of his book, for sale in our Museum Store.

The book signing is open to the public without reservations. Museum admission is not required to shop or have your book signed, but is required to visit the galleries. Museum members receive free admission and a 10% discount in the Museum Store.

Cover of Paul Kontny: A Modern Artist in Europe and America

316 pages | Hardcover Price $50

The strength and vitality of Denver artist Paul Kontny’s work reflected his passion for life and the inspiration he found in his environment. A native of Poland’s Upper Silesia region happy to have escaped death during World War II, he relished the opportunity to paint and sculpt those subjects that fascinated him. He took images from the visual world and recast them in works ranging from the representational to the abstract and never ceased to evolve in a career that spanned more than fifty years.

An Evening with the Curators
Planning Vance Kirkland’s Cosmos

Wednesday, April 19, 2023

Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art
6 to 7:30pm Discussion and Q&A
Doors Open at 5:30pm
Tickets available on Eventbrite: $20 members, $25 non-members
Tickets may also be purchased in-person at the Welcome Desk.

Join Kirkland Museum’s Founding Director & Curator Hugh Grant and Deputy Curator Christopher Herron for a discussion about Vance Kirkland’s Cosmos, the first focused exhibition of Kirkland’s work in the Museum’s 20-year history. Mr. Grant will share personal recollections of his time working with Vance Kirkland in the 1970s and how his study of Kirkland’s works led to identifying a new series of paintings featured in the exhibition. Both curators will share their planning process and behind-the-scenes insights about assembling the show.

Member Preview Day for Dave Yust—Evidence of Gravity & Other Works

Tuesday, June 20

Kirkland Museum members are invited to preview Dave Yust—Evidence of Gravity & Other Works, before the public opening! Reservations are not required. Memberships may be purchased or renewed upon arrival. And they make great gifts!

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