MODERNISM SERIES: The Bauhaus Centennial at the Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art

August 20, 2019

Join the Denver Architecture Foundation, and our partner Denver Modernism Week, for a special tour – The Bauhaus Centennial. Sponsored by Adrian Kinney, Denver’s Mid-Century Real Estate Expert, this tour will take place on Tuesday, August 20, 4:00 to 5:00 PM at the Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art1201 Bannock St.

About the tour
2019 marks 100 years since the opening of the Bauhaus school in Weimar, Germany. To mark this anniversary, Kirkland Museum is highlighting objects from their permanent collection created by designers who were once teachers or students at the famous art and design school, including Marcel Breuer, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Marianne Brandt. Enjoy a curatorial-led tour discussing these designers and the highlighted objects. The tour will conclude with a walk in the galleries where guests will “time travel”  through the evolution of design from Arts & Crafts to Postmodern.

About the Kirkland Museum
Kirkland Museum’s 38,500-square-foot museum, designed by Jim Olson of Seattle-based Olson Kundig, opened to the public on March 10, 2018. The museum is situated within a block of the Denver Art Museum and Clyfford Still Museum in Denver’s Golden Triangle Creative District. The building includes many signatures of Jim Olson’s architecture including the “eyebrow” overhangs, vertical glass “fins”, tall doorframes and a long Promenade Gallery down the center of the interior, where you can see the wall of Kirkland’s studio and art school building from the Welcome Desk. There are 18 display areas, with about 4,400 works on view.

Parking & transportation: Paid parking is available in the lot behind the museum, accessible from the alley between Bannock Street and Cherokee Street. The lot is not restricted to museum visitors. Spots are available on a first-come, first-served basis. As always, we encourage the use of public transportation, Lyft or Uber.

Image courtesy of Wes Magyar. Description courtesy of Kirkland Museum.