This weekend, I visited the Kirkland Museum in Denver along with 4 fiber friends. I hadn't had a chance to visit this museum since it moved into a new building, next to the Clifford Stiles Museum and the Denver Art museum. It's a beautiful building, much larger than the one before.
But honestly, no different.
I remember the first time I visited this "collection" and was overwhelmed with the amount of objects. It felt to me like going to a garage sale where lots of things were crammed into a small space. And while the new space is much larger and the things are enclosed in glass shelving, I didn't lose the same feeling.
Vance Kirkland was an eclectic painter. He is most known for his "dot" paintings which he created while hanging vertically over a canvas. His studio is part of the gallery.
If you are into decorative art (furniture/dishes/glasses/etc) you should visit this gallery. I found it too eclectic for my taste, making it hard to see anything with a cohesive view. But as we all know, art is in the eyes of the beholder!
Carol Ann Waugh
I am a mixed media artist and love color and texture!