Today a ground breaking ceremony will be held at 12th Avenue and Bannock in Denver’s Golden Triangle neighborhood for what will become the new home of the Kirkland Museum of Fine and Decorative Art. Construction for this building will take shape a block from the Denver Art Museum and the Clyfford Still Museum.
The new home of the Kirkland Museum was designed by Seattle-based architecture firm Olson Kundig.
Currently the Kirkand Museum is housed in a building in Denver’s Capitol Hill neighborhood at 13th Avenue and Pearl Street. The new facility will have 19,000 square feet of gallery space.
Located in the Capitol Hill location is the Vance Kirkland Art School and Studio building that was constructed between 1910-1911. It is comprised of a three-room arts and crafts structure that will be moved to the Bannock location. The Kirkland Museum worked with Historic Denver to ensure the Art School and Studio building are properly relocated.
The new Kirkland Museum of Fine and Decorative Art is slated to be complete in 2017.