clyfford still | museum
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The Legacy
of Clyfford Still

Clyfford Still had a unique artistic vision and was unwilling to compromise it for money or recognition. As he evolved as an artist, Still’s works transitioned from recognizable images or landscapes to more abstract shapes, colors, and lines to express an idea or feeling on huge canvases. He wanted people to get lost in his works and make their own interpretations of his art.

Follow your own path to learn more about Still, his art, what inspired him, and see things from a new perspective.

Exhibitions + Events

Stories We Tell: The Collection Two Ways

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One Painting at a Time Virtual Talk with Miranda Lash

Thu, May 20, 2021 06:30 – 07:30 PM MDT
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Advancing Creatives: Studio Practice

Tue, May 25, 2021 06:00 – 07:00 PM MDT
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Musical Perspectives (A Music in the Galleries Experience)

Tue, Jun 08, 2021 10:00 – 05:00 PM MDT
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film/Still: Non-Verbal Secret Confession Booth

Thu, Jun 10, 2021 07:30 – 09:00 PM MDT

“I had a truly wonderful time at your museum. I didn’t know what to expect going in and ended up leaving with a new favorite artist. The thought put into the arrangement of the galleries really exemplified different aspects of Still’s work.”

— CSM Visitor

“I continue to visit this museum as often as possible when I’m in Denver. The work that the staff does here is incredible, and whether some of the details that I tend to admire are accidental, happenstance, or purposeful, it consistently yields a stellar and thoughtful experience.”

— CSM Visitor

“My favorite art museum in Denver! Expert curation in a beautiful, modern space. I always bring friends who are visiting Denver to this spot!”

— Anna B

“This is gem. I know next to nothing about abstract art, but was very impressed. Not only is the art impressive, but also, the explanatory information is descriptive and educational. The building, built expressly for this art, is a work of art itself.”

— Stanley L

“The work of a brilliant artist housed in a stunning building. Still evolved so much as an artist and was so prolific, multiple visits over time are required.”

— Rich K

“Thanks for providing a safe activity for our family during COVID. We don’t take our baby to many places, and the Museum felt very clean and safe.”

— CSM Visitor

“Was a beautiful experience! Felt safe and the staff was great in making sure we felt comfortable. You did the opening fabulously!”

— CSM Member

“I just love the Clyfford Still Museum! This Museum is perfect, don’t change anything. Fabulous staff, an unreal collection, a super cool building and such a great vibe! You are my favorite Museum!”

— CSM Member

The Museum allows visitors the unique experience to understand the artist Clyfford Still

The award-winning Clyfford Still Museum was designed specifically to display Clyfford Still’s art and is home to nearly everything Clyfford Still created. He had a unique artistic vision and was unwilling to compromise it for money or recognition.

Explore nine beautiful galleries of Clyfford Still’s art and learn more about a groundbreaking artist who created his own style of painting. Glimpse behind the scenes into painting conservation areas; make your own masterpiece in a hands-on art creation studio for all ages; attend entertaining and fascinating events; take a tour; relax on tranquil outdoor terraces; shop in our unique gift store for thoughtfully curated items; recharge outside in our beautiful tree-lined forecourt; and learn more about a groundbreaking artist who wanted viewers to bring their own meaning to his art.

Enjoy indoor performances and outdoor concerts, hands-on art workshops, educational talks by local and world-renowned experts, thought-provoking films, peaceful meditation sessions, and more. Explore on your own or join us for a weekly, multisensory, bilingual, or family tour. Engage with interactive kiosks and historical archives, and make your own art.

The Museum allows visitors the unique experience to understand the legacy of Clyfford Still, an artist whose life has been shrouded in mystery and the bulk of whose work has been hidden from public view for decades. The Museum allows visitors the unique experience to understand the artist Clyfford Still.