Kirkland Museum of Art is a house of Vance Kirkland with his personal collection of fine art and design items. His great taste and obsession with things haute couture of the time resulted in a treasury for designers, artists and thrill seekers visiting Denver, Colorado.
The new building of the museum is spacious and well-curated, there is only 20% of all his collection on display. Hugh Grant is the heir and the director, in the past he was one of Vance’s art students who became his close friend eventually. Hugh keeps buying things to preserve the property for future generations and make it bigger and better.
Fine art by other artists is there as well as Kirkland’s works decorating the walls. You can peek into his studio and imagine him flying over the canvas creating those big pieces. Dot painting is something he invented while experimenting with all kind of styles. The bright color scheme and vibrant mood of his work makes you want to live and let live.
The downside of the place is that you can’t really seat on the dozens of chairs and sofas in Vance’s house and they all look so inviting. Also children under 13 are not allowed in the museum. Kirkland never had kids, you know, maybe this is why we have it open for public use today.