New Kirkland Museum Opens in Denver’s Golden Triangle Creative District
DENVER — On March 10. the Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art celebrated the grand opening of its new 38,500-square-foot space in Denver’s Golden Triangle Creative District. The Kirkland Museum’s original location in Denver’s Capitol Hill neighborhood opened in 2003 but outgrew that space due to increased attendance and expanded art holdings.
The project was first announced in January 2014 and crew broke ground on the new museum in September 2015.
Jim Olson, FAIA, founding principal and owner of Seattle – based Olson Kundig, designed the new museum; Kirsten R. Murray, FAIA, a principal and owner of Olson Kundig, served as the managing principal of the project.
“In addition to museums and cultural facilities, Olson Kundig is known for designing extraordinary residences that contain significant art collections. Because Kirkland Museum is displayed salon – style with the feeling of being in a home, Jim’s design sensibility was a good fit,” said Hugh Grant, founding director & Curator.
The museum is located within walking distance to multiple cultural and civic institutions, including: Denver Art Museum, Clyfford Still Museum, Central Denver Public Library, History Colorado Center, the ART, a hotel and Civic Center Park. Convenient on – site parking, a new expanded museum store and enlarged art storage for improved long-term care are also benefits of the new location.
Owner’s Representative: Bill Mascarenaz, Mascarenaz & Associates, Golden, CO