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In-Person Lecture: Innovative Prints by Viennese Artists

Join Kirkland Museum and scholar Barbara Thompson to learn about Viennese printmakers and their journal, Ver Sacrum!

About this Event

This is a hybrid event, with the lecture also streamed on Zoom. Tickets to participate online are available.

In-Person VIP Experience

See the exhibition in person and enjoy an intimate conversation with Barbara Thompson and curatorial staff from Kirkland Museum.

Attendance is extremely limited with tickets available on a first come basis. Refreshments will not be provided at this event.

About the Lecture

Join Kirkland Museum and scholar Barbara Thompson to learn about Viennese printmakers and their monthly journal, Ver Sacrum, as seen in Josef Hoffmann’s Vienna. Early 20th century Austrian printmakers created some of the most innovative images of their era. They combined the methods and compositional styles of Japanese printmakers with traditional European art. While less famous than Gustav Klimt’s paintings and the commercial designs of Josef Hoffmann, the prints of these and other Secession artists were equally groundbreaking and influential to the world of printmaking. Josef Hoffmann’s Vienna is on view at Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art through April 3, 2022 and is included with Museum admission.

About Barbara Thompson

Barbara Thompson holds a BA in Art & Design from Kansas State University and an MA in Museum Practice & Art History from the University of Michigan. Her multi-faceted professional career has included serving as the Director of Education for Cranbrook Academy of Art Museum, the Joslyn Art Museum in Omaha and the Denver Art Museum. From 1984 through 2012 she was the owner of Barbara Thompson Design in Denver, an interior design studio and French antique & unique object shop. During the past 10 years, while serving as a guest print curator for the Wichita Art Museum, Thompson has curated exhibitions and written catalogs on the Wichita-based members of the Prairie Print Makers print society, printmakers of World War I and most recently The International Block Print Renaissance, which includes examples of Ver Sacrum.

Want Assistance?

For questions or assistance in purchasing or reserving your tickets, please contact Museum staff at rsvp@kirklandmuseum.org or 303.832.8576 x201.


Mar 23 2022


6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art
1201 Bannock Street, Denver, CO 80204
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