5th Anniversary Celebration!

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Five years ago, on November 18, 2011, the Clyfford Still Museum officially opened its doors, becoming the permanent home of the world’s most intact public collection of an American artist, which was gifted to the City and County of Denver. On November 18, 2016, the Clyfford Still Museum begins a full year of celebratory exhibitions, events, and programs dedicated to all those individuals and organizations—including the citizens of Denver and the seven-county Scientific and Cultural Facilities District, numerous philanthropic donors, and more than fifty fellow non-profit organizations and local businesses—who have supported and partnered with the Museum, enabling it to redefine the boundaries of what a single-artist museum can achieve. To kick it off, we’re hosting a free weekend of music, performances, and arts activities—not to mention cake and cookies.


Schedule of Events

Friday, November 18

7:30–9:00 a.m.
Member Breakfast
Our supporters are the lifelines of the Museum, and we certainly wouldn’t be commemorating five successful years without our biggest fans. Let us celebrate you, dear members, for all of your past support and future friendship. Come hungry! Make your reservation today by calling 720-354-4878 or click here.

11:00 a.m.–noon
Live Music in the Galleries
Denver School of the Arts Student Wind Ensemble plays in the galleries to complement your art-viewing experience. The students will play typical repertoire for classical woodwind quintet.

2:00–3:00 p.m.
Live Reading in the Galleries
In partnership with Lighthouse Writer’s Workshop and Write Denver we bring you a live reading of original works by Denver writers inspired by our current exhibition.

Until 8 p.m.
Date night!
Start your weekend with us! Enjoy beer, wine, and complementary snacks. Try your hand in the The DRAWING Room and at 6:30 take your sweetheart on a special, date-night tour of the latest exhibition, Clyfford Still: The Works on Paper.

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Saturday, November 19

10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Family Day
Join us for a family-friendly celebration. Bring the whole family for a day of art-making, family tours, face painting and a special story hour with Colorado Children’s Theatre.

The DRAWING Room
Visit our hands-on gallery for family-friendly drawing activities and a community-created art installation. Draw from a live model from noon-3:00 p.m.

Hat Making Station
Show off your art making skills and create a Clyfford Still-inspired hat to wear all day.

Face Painting
Transform yourself into a work of art with Clyfford Still-inspired face painting.

10:30–11:00 a.m.
Family Tour
Enjoy an art adventure for the whole family! Join our professional team of gallery teachers for a short tour full of games and close looking in the galleries. Recommended for ages 5-11.

12:30–1:00 p.m.
Performance: Colorado Children’s Theatre
Children from Colorado Children’s Theatre will perform The Noisy Paint Box by Barb Rosenstock. Join us in the galleries for this engaging story about experiencing abstract art.

2:30–3:00 p.m.
Family Tour
Enjoy an art adventure for the whole family! Join our professional team of gallery teachers for a second short tour full of games and close looking in the galleries. Recommended for ages 5-11.

Photo by James Dewhirst.

Photo by James Dewhirst.

Sunday, November 20

11:00 a.m.–noon
Music in the Galleries: Trio Thessalia
Join us for the first part of our Music in the Galleries double bill! Trio Thessalia is composed of CSO musicians Karen Kinzie, Leah Kovach, and Susan Cahill. They will perform works by Beethoven, Mark O’Connor, and Susan Cahill.

2:00–3:00 p.m.
Music in the Galleries: Dustin Adams Trio
For the second part of our Music in the Galleries double bill we present the Dustin Adams Trio – back by popular demand! The trio will play their interpretations of jazz from the ’30s and ’40s.

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