Kirkland Museum features Cambridge glass

NCC member Mike Horine would like to share this information regarding a featured display of Cambridge Glass. The Kirkland Museum in Denver, Colorado, recently added a display of gold encrusted Cambridge glass on loan from Mike. The display is on the first floor and also has some very nice Yukon etched items which are part of the Museum's permanent collection. The slide show consists of photographs taken by the Museum. They have given their permission to include them on the NCC web site.

Hugh Grant, the Curator of the Kirkland, calls the display "Wow and Why"! The wow is the beauty of the items and the why is "how come?". Hugh wanted to show case the incredible beauty of Cambridge etches and the display has been well received by the public. The glass has been generating positive comments and questions.

The Kirkland Museum has a nationally important display of 20th-century decorative arts, with more than 3,300 works on view of Arts & Crafts, Art Nouveau, Glasgow Style, Wiener Werkstätte, De Stijl, Bauhaus, Art Deco, Modern and Pop Art. A major survey of Colorado art history is documented, with over 170 artists represented by more than 700 works. The museum's collections have a strong focus on the first three quarters of the 20th Century. The museum shows a retrospective of Colorado's distinguished painter, Vance Kirkland (1904-1981).

Museum location:
Kirkland Museum of Fine and Decorative Art
1201 Bannock Street
Denver, CO 80204

The following Cambridge items appear in the displays:

  • Ebony Imperial Hunt Scene
        Decagon Console Set
  • Amber Rosepoint Water Pitcher
  • Carmen Portia Vase
  • Amethyst Gloria Vase
  • Crown Tuscan Diane Vase
  • Royal Blue Elaine Candlestick
  • Royal Blue Gloria Candlestick
  • Ebony/Amber Peacock Temple Jar
  • Light Emerald Dragon Beer Mug
  • Royal Blue Yukon Tally Ho Stems
  • Crystal Yukon Tally Ho Stems & Decanters
  • Dark Emerald Cascade Vase

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