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Clyfford Still Museum to close “A Decade of Discovery” exhibition with panel discussion celebrating the Museum’s architecture

Denver, CO – February 23, 2022 – The Clyfford Still Museum will celebrate the closing of A Decade of Discovery: Clyfford Still in Denver with the panel discussion, “Power of Place: A Celebration of CSM’s Architecture – Part 2” from 2 to 3 p.m. on March 6 at the Sharp Auditorium at the Denver Art Museum. The discussion will also stream live on the Museum’s YouTube channel.

The panel conversation will focus on the intersections of art and architecture. Panelists include Spencer Bailey, editor and writer; Harry Cooper, head of modern and contemporary art at the National Gallery; Brad Cloepfil, architect and principal of Allied Works; and Joyce Tsai, CSM director.

Registration is required to attend the free program in person, seating is limited, and registrants will receive a discount promotion for $5 admission to the Clyfford Still Museum to visit the exhibition one last time before attending the panel (valid on March 6 only). The program will include Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART). The Museum released “Power of Place: A Celebration of CSM’s Architecture – Part 1,” a pre-recorded video featuring Cloepfil and Tsai, in January.

A Decade of Discovery revisits the Museum’s inaugural exhibition and highlights some of the most compelling revelations CSM has uncovered about the collection since it opened in 2011. The Museum will be closed for exhibition installation March 7–10 and will open the new exhibition, Clyfford Still, Art, and the Young Mind, on March 11.

About the Panelists

Spencer Bailey is co-founder of The Slowdown and co-host of the Time Sensitive and At a Distance podcasts. He is also editor-at-large of book publisher Phaidon and a contributing editor at Town & Country. A writer, editor, and journalist, he has written at length about architecture, art, culture, design, and technology. He is author of the book In Memory Of: Designing Contemporary Memorials (2020). Bailey is a graduate of Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism and Dickinson College.

Architect, educator, and principal of Allied Works, Brad Cloepfil creates resonant architecture and creative works that are forged by the defining elements of their mission and site. Cloepfil has received widespread acclaim for his work on creative and cultural projects and for crafting powerful spaces for art and interaction. The recipient of numerous design awards, Cloepfil has held professorships and lectured widely throughout North America and Europe. He earned his bachelor’s in architecture at the University of Oregon and holds an advanced degree in architectural design from the Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture.

Harry Cooper is senior curator and head of the department of modern and contemporary art at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC. He earned his Ph.D. from Harvard with a dissertation on the paintings of Piet Mondrian. Cooper curated modern art at the Harvard Art Museum for a decade before joining the National Gallery in 2008. He has organized or co-organized exhibitions on the work of Mondrian, Frank Stella, and Stuart Davis, and has taught art history at Harvard, Columbia, and Johns Hopkins.

Joyce Tsai is the director of the Clyfford Still Museum and is an internationally acclaimed curator, scholar, and teacher. She arrived at CSM from the University of Iowa, where she served as Chief Curator of the Stanley Museum of Art and Associate Professor of Practice in the School of Art and Art History. Tsai trained as an intellectual historian and art historian — Princeton, AB (History, cum laude); Johns Hopkins University, MA (German), Ph.D. (Art History and Humanities).

About the Clyfford Still Museum
Designed by Allied Works Architecture to display the revolutionary art of one of the 20th century’s greatest artists, the Clyfford Still Museum opened in November 2011 in Denver’s Golden Triangle Creative District. Considered one of the most important and mysterious painters of the 20th century, Clyfford Still (1904-1980) was among the first generation of abstract expressionist artists who developed a new and powerful approach to painting in the years during and immediately after World War II. The Museum’s collection represents more than 93% of the artist’s lifetime output. As the steward of Still’s art and legacy, the 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. Connect with the Clyfford Still Museum on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, or at clyffordstillmuseum.org.

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