Photo of Denver Mayor, Elected Officials, Kirkland Museum Staff and Others at Groundbreaking of the New Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art in the Golden Triangle Museum District Available on Business Wire's Website and AP PhotoExpress

DENVER--()--Over 450 guests joined Denver Mayor Michael B. Hancock (fourth from left) today for the groundbreaking of the new Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art located at 12th Avenue and Bannock Street in the Golden Triangle Museum District. Mayor Hancock was joined by (L-R) Ron Kahler, Kirkland Museum Board Member; Tom Noel, "Dr. Colorado"; Merle Chambers, Chambers Family Fund Founder and President; Hugh Grant, Kirkland Museum Founding Director & Curator; and Jim Olson, FAIA, Principal, Olson Kundig. The new 38,500-square-foot museum, expected to open in 2017, will offer visitors an enhanced experience while staying true to the salon style and intimate atmosphere for which the Kirkland is known.

About Kirkland Museum

Kirkland Museum has one of the most important displays of international decorative art in North America with more than 3,500 works on view. About 700 works by more than 230 Colorado and regional artists are shown, as well as a retrospective of Colorado's distinguished painter Vance Kirkland (1904-1981).


For Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art
Katie Converse, 720-979-4530