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

The Denver Architecture Foundation, and our partner Denver Modernism Week, had a special tour – The Bauhaus Centennial. Sponsored by Adrian Kinney, Denver’s Mid-Century Real Estate Expert, this tour took place on Tuesday, August 20, at the Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art.

About the tour
2019 marks 100 years since the opening of the Bauhaus school in Weimar, Germany. To mark this anniversary, Kirkland Museum highlighted 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. We enjoyed a curatorial-led tour discussing these designers and the highlighted objects. The tour concluded with a walk in the galleries where we “time traveled”  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.

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