New Explorations in International Design 1878–2000

Through May 1, 2016

Curated by Hugh Grant

New Explorations in International Design 1878–2000 highlights our international design collection, recognized as one of the most important displays in North America, from the last quarter of the 19th century through the 20th century. Major, new acquisitions are integrated into the Kirkland’s salon settings.

Since the opening of Phase 1 on November 23, 2012, 76 extraordinary new objects have been acquired and put on display, thereby demonstrating the commitment to our art community and to continually improving the Kirkland’s collections. The 101 objects of Phase 1, new as of November 2012, have remained on display; and the new Phase 2 objects have replaced a number of objects on view for several years.

Key Facts:

  • Not since 2009 has our International Decorative Art Collection been showcased at Kirkland Museum in such a comprehensive way.
  • These items have been added to all eleven of our design areas: Arts & Crafts, Aesthetic, Art Nouveau, Glasgow Style, Wiener Werkstätte, De Stijl, Bauhaus, Art Deco, Modern, Pop Art and Postmodern—a methodically planned, comprehensive growth.