Home to one of the world’s most intact public collections of any major artist, the Clyfford Still Museum offers nine beautiful galleries of Still’s art, historic photos, objects and letters from the Clyfford Still Archives, interactive features, tranquil outdoor terraces, views into storage and conservation areas, a hands-on art creation studio, shopping, exciting programs and events, and more. The Clyfford Still Museum is located in the heart of Denver’s Golden Triangle Creative District west of the Denver Art Museum’s Hamilton Building. The two-story, 28,500-square-foot building was designed by Brad Cloepfil of Allied Works Architecture specifically to display Clyfford Still’s work.
Considered one of the most important painters of the 20th century, Clyfford Still (1904–1980) was among the first generation of Abstract Expressionist artists. The Clyfford Still Museum collection represents more than 93 percent of the artist’s lifetime output, including approximately 3,125 works created between 1920 and 1980 as well as his complete archives.
As the steward of Clyfford Still’s art and legacy, the Clyfford Still Museum’s mission is to:
- Preserve, exhibit, study, and foster engagement with its unique collections;
- Generate outstanding exhibitions, scholarly research, educational and other cross-disciplinary programs that broaden the definition of a “single-artist” museum; and
- Be a gathering place for the exploration of innovation and individual artistic endeavor.
Officers and Board of Directors
Susannah C. Drake, FASLA, FAIA, President
Morris Susman, M.D., Secretary
Orthopedic Surgeon (retired); Former Assistant Clinical Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center
Daniel Benel, Treasurer
Founding Partner, Tenere Capital
Sandra L. Still Campbell
Daughter of Clyfford Still
Attorney and Community Leader
Curt R. Freed, M.D.
Professor of Medicine and Pharmacology, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center; nephew of Patricia Still
Shareholder, Intellectual Property Group at Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, LLP
City Council Representative, Denver City Council District 10
Writer | Performer | Cultural Worker | Colorado Poet Laureate
Founder and CEO, Metrix Companies
Executive Director, Arts & Venues Denver