I promised this post awhile ago so decided that today was the prefect time to do it. A few weeks ago we went to the Kirkland Museum of Fine and Decorative Art. Its a great collection of modern, Bauhaus, Art Deco, Art Nouveau, and Arts & Crafts. Its namesake was Vance Kirkland who was Director of the Art School at the University of Denver. Aside from that he was a pretty notable artist who specialised in watercolor.
Invention in Color by Vance Kirkland
The museum was a lot more than just art work. There was furniture, housewares, vanity items, radios, etc. Even some clothes. Everything was behind glass though so it made photos a bit hard to take. The cool thing is that there were some items that we actually own. Some Franciscan, Chase barware, amoeba glasses. But there were a ton of other things that we only wished we owned.
Franciscan, which we collect.
A glass iron.
The bakelite case. Surprisingly they didnt have any jewelry but they did have these Disney napkin holders.
Campbells soup dress made of paper.
A really cool serving tray.
And another one in green
A Cleopatra chair.
Amazing bakelite radio!
And a cool Zephyr clock.
The artists studio.
Even the display cases were cool.
Here I am by the fountain.
And Oscar out by the mural on the patio.