The Clyfford Still Museum, located in Denver, Colorado, is a unique institution dedicated to preserving and showcasing the life and work of the American painter Clyfford Still. As a pioneering figure in the Abstract Expressionism movement, Still’s artwork has had a significant impact on the world of modern art. The museum offers visitors a rare opportunity to experience an extensive collection of Still’s paintings, drawings, and other works, providing an immersive and intimate exploration of his artistic legacy.
History and Background
The Clyfford Still Museum opened its doors in 2011, following the generous donation of Still’s art and archives by his widow, Patricia Still. The museum was established with the primary goal of preserving and presenting Still’s work in a manner that stays true to his artistic vision. Designed by the renowned architect Brad Cloepfil, the museum’s modern and minimalist building is itself a work of art that complements and enhances the experience of viewing Still’s paintings.
Exhibitions and Collections
The Clyfford Still Museum houses a vast collection of the artist’s work, comprising around 3,125 pieces, including 825 paintings, 1,575 works on paper, and several sculptures. The museum’s exhibitions showcase Still’s artistic evolution, from his early representational works to his groundbreaking abstract paintings.
Visitors can expect to see a carefully curated selection of Still’s work, with exhibits rotated periodically to ensure a fresh and engaging experience. In addition to the permanent collection, the museum also hosts temporary exhibitions, educational programs, and special events that further explore the world of Abstract Expressionism and Clyfford Still’s contributions to the movement.
The Clyfford Still Museum is located at 1250 Bannock Street in Denver, Colorado, adjacent to the Denver Art Museum. The museum is open during the following hours:
- Tuesday through Thursday: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
- Friday: 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM
- Saturday and Sunday: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
The museum is closed on Mondays and major holidays.
Admission fees are as follows:
- Adults: $10
- Seniors (age 65+): $8
- Students and Teachers (with valid ID): $6
- Youth (age 17 and under): Free
The museum offers free admission on the last Friday of every month from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM.
Parking is available in the Cultural Center Complex Garage, located at 12th Avenue and Broadway, as well as in nearby street parking and other public parking facilities. The museum is also easily accessible via public transportation and bicycle.