Accessibility – Clyfford Still Museum

Accessibility

The Clyfford Still Museum is the steward of a collection that belongs to the community and is for the enjoyment of everyone. We are enriched by the diversity of the people we serve and the variety of ideas they bring to the organization.

The Clyfford Still Museum is continually working to make Museum programs and exhibitions accessible to all visitors. The Museum does not discriminate on the basis of disability and strives to provide its visitors with disabilities equal access to its facilities, programs, services, and activities. Please be aware that our efforts are ongoing. If, at any time, you have specific questions or concerns, please contact us at webmaster@clyffordstillmuseum.org.

Upon request, the Museum will endeavor to provide appropriate aids and services. For specific questions about auxiliary aids and services, wheelchairs, strollers, or other equipment needs, or to request an accommodation, please speak with a visitor services representative at the reception desk at 720-354-4878 between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday, or email info@clyffordstillmuseum.org.

Organizations and groups that serve people with disabilities may be eligible for free reduced admission.  Please see our outreach section for details.

Access Programs

New! All of our upcoming virtual workshops and talks will be closed-captioned. Recordings of past virtual events are also closed captioned. Experience the Clyfford Still Museum at home anytime.

Experience accessible art making workshops facilitated by CSM educators and American Sign Language interpreted by Linguabee staff on CSM’s YouTube channel. Enjoy an Art Mindfulness Workshop designed for families with young children and the Looking and Making with Laradon Workshop designed in collaboration with our partners at Laradon for teens and adults.

In appreciation of the citizens who support the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD), and in the spirit of community engagement, the Clyfford Still Museum offers free admission once a month on select days throughout the year. Timed tickets must be reserved in advance online or over the phone and are available one week prior to each SCFD Free Day.

Accessible Parking

Designated ADA accessible parking is available on level P2 of the Cultural Center Parking Garage. The garage entrance is on 12th Ave. between Broadway and Acoma St. A valid state-issued handicapped placard or license plate is required at all times. ADA accessible parking is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Accessible parking spaces for visitors with disabilities are also available in the surface lot directly across from the Museum on Bannock St. Metered spaces are also available on Bannock St. and 12th Ave. near the Museum. A person with a mobility impairment using a valid disability placard or plate issued to them may park at Denver city meters for the time period authorized by the parking meter or for four hours, whichever is greater, without paying during the times parking is allowed. At the end of the authorized time period, the vehicle must be moved at least 100 feet from the metered parking space.

Visitors with mobility-impairments can be dropped off in the alley in back of the Museum, then proceed by sidewalk to the ramps to the front entrance.

Public Transportation for Visitors with Limited Mobility

Reach the Museum from anywhere in the Denver metro area using the Regional Transportation District (RTD). All RTD buses, including the Free MallRide, Free MetroRide, and rail vehicles are accessible for mobility aids such as wheelchairs, electric scooters, segways, walkers, and crutches. Bus and rail operators are trained to assist passengers with disabilities boarding or exiting the vehicle.

RTD provides local bus transportation for people who cannot access its fixed-route bus and rail systems due to a disability or disabling health condition. You must be a registered customer to use Access-a-Ride service.

Accessible Entrance

The main entrance of the Museum located at the corner of Bannock St. and 13th Ave. is wheelchair accessible via a ramp. Power assist doors are located at this entrance.

Wheelchairs

Standard, manual wheelchairs are available free of charge at the Museum on first-come, first-served basis at the visitor services desk. We also welcome your personal manual or motorized wheelchairs, walkers, or scooters. The Museum’s gift shop and restrooms on the ground level are wheelchair accessible. The Museum’s galleries on the second floor are also wheelchair accessible by means of an elevator located adjacent to the entrance lobby.

Closed Captioning

Most videos on our YouTube channel are closed-captioned as are our virtual public programs.

Accessible Restrooms

Accessible restrooms are located on the main floor of the Museum. Please refer to the visitor guide map (available upon entry in English and Spanish) for the location, or ask a Visitor Services representative.

Aides

Aides who accompany visitors with special needs receive free admission. Timed tickets must be reserved in advance.

Service Animals

Service animals (animals trained to perform specific tasks for an individual with a disability, such as guide dogs) are permitted to accompany disabled visitors in all public areas of the Museum.

Visitors Who Are Hearing Impaired

American sign language (ASL) interpreters may be requested for any Museum program. Please provide at least two weeks advance notice. To request ASL interpretation, please email the Museum at info@clyffordstillmuseum.org.

Gallery Seating

The Museum also offers bench seating on each floor and chairs or stools on request. Please request one of these lightweight, folding seats at the visitor services desk in the entrance lobby and return them to the same desk at the end of your visit.

Gallery Lighting

Lighting in certain galleries is dimmed to protect the art.

Exhibition Text

Large print and Spanish translation exhibition text are available at the visitor services desk.

Emergency Evacuation

In the unlikely event of an emergency evacuation, Museum visitors should not use the elevators. Visitors with special needs on the second floor should proceed to the front or back staircases where they will be assisted in exiting the building by Museum security officers or the fire department. Visitors on the ground level can exit the building through the wheelchair accessible front entrance.

Public Notice

The Clyfford Still Museum does not discriminate on the basis of disability in admission to, access to, or operations of its programs, services, or activities, or in its hiring or employment practices. This notice is provided as required by the Americans with Disabilities Act nondiscrimination law of 1990 and, as appropriate, the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Section 504.

Guests are invited to contact the Museum with concerns regarding accessibility for visitors with disabilities. Please call 720-354-4878 between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m., or email info@clyffordstillmuseum.org.

Website Accessibility

The Clyfford Still Museum is committed to facilitating the accessibility and usability of its website, clyffordstillmuseum.org, for all people with disabilities. The Museum will be implementing over time the relevant portions of the World Wide Web Consortium’s Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 Level AA (WCAG 2.0 AA) as its web accessibility standard, which will also bring the Museum into conformance with the Section 5-8 Web Accessibility Standards developed by the United States Access Board.

Please note that the Museum is in the process of redesigning the website in summer 2020. Please stay tuned for the launch of the new website in summer 2020.

Close ×
Denver’s collection. Online and open to all.

Welcome to our new online collection of 2,000+ works of art.

Enjoy full-screen viewing, deep-zoom resolution, and a slow-looking tool with every object.

We’ve also launched our archival research database with 1,900+ items.

Learn more here.