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Time Travel – Decorative Art from the Kirkland Museum

Posted by lgirard on August 18th 2011 to Center News,In the News,Press Room

Time Travel – Decorative Art from the Kirkland Museum

Your chance to travel through time is coming to an end soon so be sure to visit the Arvada Center before August 28th to see international decorative art from these stylistic eras:
The Arvada Center Time Travel-Decorative Art From Kirkland Museum

  • Arts & Crafts
  • Art Nouveau
  • Wiener Werkstätte
  • Bauhaus
  • Art Deco
  • Modern

Much like our previous “100+ Years of Colorado Art” partnership, the Arvada Center and Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art will present fine furniture and furnishing objects from Kirkland Museum’s extensive collection. This is the largest decorative art exhibition from the Kirkland Museum collection that has ever been shown outside the museum.

“From Kirkland Museum’s international decorative art collection of over 15,000 objects, we have chosen works the major design movements of the 20th century, allowing you to travel back in time at the Arvada Center. Furniture and other decorative art, along with paintings, are displayed salon style-making it look as if you just walked into someone’s home. For this show, we have created vignettes and accessorized them by adding radios, phones, lamps and other vintage household objects,” says Hugh Grant, Founding Director and Curator, Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art.

Christopher Herron, Registrar & Collections Manager at Kirkland Museum, is co-curator of Time Travel-Decorative Art from Kirkland Museum. The Arvada Center’s Gallery/Museum Exhibition Designer Collin Parson arranged the installation. “We are so excited to have the chance to work with the Kirkland Museum and we look forward to possibly partnering with them in the future,” said Parson of the exhibition collaboration.

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