Events

Kirkland Museum Events

Please note: Due to the uncertainties of COVID-19, programming details are subject to change. 

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

Member-Only Preview Days

No reservation required for Kirkland Museum members. Non-members can join today to come!

Programming for Josef Hoffmann’s Vienna

Virtual Tours

Wednesday, February 9, 2022, 12pm MT
Wednesday, March 9, 2022, 12pm MT
$7 for members, $10 for non-members

Join exhibition curator Christopher Herron, along with Becca Goodrum (collections & research manager) and Maya Wright (director of interpretation), for a closer look at Josef Hoffmann’s Vienna. The tour, hosted on Zoom and followed by a live Q&A with staff, will explain how the exhibition was designed and let you in on fun trivia about the objects on view. Please join us for one or both of the tours.

Lecture

Innovative Prints by Viennese Artists, a lecture by Barbara Thompson

Wednesday, March 23, 2022, 6pm MT

Join this hybrid lecture in one of two ways:

Virtual
On Zoom
Members: $12, Non-members: $15

In-Person VIP Experience
See the exhibition in person and enjoy an intimate conversation with Barbara Thompson and curatorial staff from Kirkland Museum.

Attendance is extremely limited with tickets available on a first come basis. Refreshments will not be provided at this event.

Members: $20, Non-members: $25

About the Lecture
Join Kirkland Museum and scholar Barbara Thompson to learn about Viennese printmakers and their monthly journal, Ver Sacrum, as seen in Josef Hoffmann’s Vienna. Early 20th century Austrian printmakers created some of the most innovative images of their era. They combined the methods and compositional styles of Japanese printmakers with traditional European art. While less famous than Gustav Klimt’s paintings and the commercial designs of Josef Hoffmann, the prints of these and other Secession artists were equally groundbreaking and influential to the world of printmaking. Josef Hoffmann’s Vienna is on view at Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art through April 3, 2022 and is included with Museum admission.

About Barbara Thompson
Barbara Thompson holds a BA in Art & Design from Kansas State University and an MA in Museum Practice & Art History from the University of Michigan. Her multi-faceted professional career has included serving as the Director of Education for Cranbrook Academy of Art Museum, the Joslyn Art Museum in Omaha and the Denver Art Museum. From 1984 through 2012 she was the owner of Barbara Thompson Design in Denver, an interior design studio and French antique & unique object shop. During the past 10 years, while serving as a guest print curator for the Wichita Art Museum, Thompson has curated exhibitions and written catalogs on the Wichita-based members of the Prairie Print Makers print society, printmakers of World War I and most recently The International Block Print Renaissance, which includes examples of Ver Sacrum.

Frank Lloyd Wright Lectures in 2022

Save the Dates!

As part of Kirkland Museum’s celebration of the genius of American architect and designer Frank Lloyd Wright in 2022, we will present three lectures, held at the Denver Art Museum’s Sharp Auditorium, with renowned Frank Lloyd Wright experts. Ticketing information will be announced at a later date. These lectures support two exhibitions: Returning Wright and Frank Lloyd Wright Inside the Walls.

  • Thursday, March 3, 2022

    Jack Quinan, based in Boulder, is Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus in the Department of Visual Studies at the State University of New York at Buffalo and Curator Emeritus at Frank Lloyd Wright’s Martin House and will lecture on the Martin House as it relates to the return of windows from Kirkland Museum.

  • Wednesday, August 3, 2022

    Stuart Graff, President and CEO of the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation at Taliesin West in Arizona, will lecture on the expression of unity in Frank Lloyd Wright’s designs.

Lecture Sponsored By:

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  • Thursday, October 13, 2022

    Julie Sloan, New York-based expert on Frank Lloyd Wright’s stained and architectural glass and published author, will lecture on the subject of glass pieces featured in Kirkland Museum’s exhibition.

Additional sponsorship opportunities are available. Email [email protected] to start the conversation.

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Kirkland Museum welcomes visitors ages 13 and up during open hours and events.

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