Kirkland Museum Events

Please note Kirkland Museum welcomes visitors ages 13 and up.

Ongoing: Members-Only Tours
Second Saturday of Every Month at 11:30am

A perk of Kirkland Museum membership! Travel through time with one of our knowledgeable docents! The Museum now offers one-hour tours of the collections just for members every second Saturday of the month at 11:30am. These tours provide an exclusive chance to gain a deeper understanding of the art and objects in each gallery and the many Colorado connections in the Museum. Members may bring guests as allotted with their membership level and can sign up on the day of the tour at the Welcome Desk ahead of the tour start time. Spots are available on a first-come, first-served basis with no advanced reservations necessary.

This is a complimentary event for current Kirkland Museum cardholding members.

Printmaking Demonstration with Art Gym
Sunday, March 8, 12pm to 5pm, included with general admission

On Sunday, March 8, members of Art Gym, a Denver shared art workspace and creative environment, will be on hand for an exciting live printing demonstration at Kirkland Museum. Stop in anytime during the afternoon to witness working mobile print presses and ask questions of these local print artists, free with Museum admission. Visitors can get up close and personal to see the processes for lithography, intaglio and relief printing from start to finish. Have you ever wondered how a particular print was made? Come and find out on March 8.

To supplement this educational experience, a selection of prints by Colorado & regional artists from the Museum’s permanent collection—Process and Print—will be on display in Temporary Exhibition Gallery 12 during the month of March.

Member Appreciation Day
Sunday, March 22, 11am to 5pm

Kirkland Museum would like to thank our members for their invaluable support with a dedicated day of celebration and promotions! Join us on Sunday, March 22 for:

  • An exclusive members-only hour from 11am-noon
  • Refreshments
  • Complimentary giveaway upon check-in*
  • Special 20% discounts in Museum Store for members**
  • Access to view Vance Kirkland’s newly-treated 1927 painting Riverview before it goes on view to the public

*While supplies last
**Some exclusions apply

Designing Deco Opening Reception
Thursday, April 30

  • members-only reception 6 to 7pm
  • public opening 7 to 9pm

Designing Deco Programs

On the first Sunday of each month (May–August), Kirkland Museum will host exciting conversations and demonstrations with community partners and curatorial staff diving deeper into one of the four themes highlighted in our summer exhibition, Designing Deco. Join us 12 to 5pm for these first-Sunday programs, included with general admission.

  • May 3: Vanity
  • June 7: Speed
  • July 5: Vice
  • August 2: Jazz

Save These Dates

Saturday, September 12, 2020, evening
Speakeasy Fundraiser

Kirkland Museum will be transformed into an exclusive speakeasy club for the night; have your password at the ready. Timing and ticket prices to be announced.

Interested in sponsoring the event? Reach out to [email protected].

Thursday, October 8, evening
Fall Member Soirée

Join us for our Third Annual Fall Member Soirée to honor our members for their support.

Sunday, November 29, daytime
Museum Store Sunday

Kirkland Museum invites Store patrons to enjoy discounts on a wide selection of gifts, books, jewelry and more on November 29 only! Museum Store Sunday is a global one-day annual shopping event where you can shop for unique gifts while supporting the mission and programs of the museums you love, including Kirkland Museum!

FREE DAYS in 2020

Kirkland Museum will be free and open to visitors ages 13 and up on the following days:

  • Saturday, April 4, 11am to 5pm
    Free with prior registration on Smithsonian Museum Day website

  • Saturday, August 1, 11am to 5pm
    Colorado Day

  • Tuesday, November 3, 11am to 5pm
    Election Day, Free admission with “I voted” sticker

  • Saturday, November 7, 5 to 10pm
    Night at the Museums

For general event inquiries, please email [email protected].