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CSM to host first SCFD Free Day since reopening and virtual 30th anniversary celebration of the ADA

Denver, CO – July 20, 2020 – The Clyfford Still Museum (CSM) will host its first free day on July 26 for the citizens who support the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD) since reopening after a temporary closure due to COVID-19. The CSM will also celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) on July 26 with a collection of free, virtual, accessible art making, workshops, and adventures for all ages.

For the SCFD Free Day on July 26, visitors must reserve free tickets in advance online or over the phone at 720-354-4880. Tickets will not be available onsite. Reserve tickets online and select one of the time slots on July 26. Four tickets will be available every 15 minutes and every visitor will require a ticket, including children ages 17 and under. Free tickets are first come, first served and quantities are limited.

For the safety of its visitors and staff, the Museum reopened with substantially enhanced safety and cleaning protocols, and measures to ensure that visitors can maintain appropriate social distancing. The Museum’s enhanced safety protocols require visitors ages three and older to wear adequate face coverings while inside the Museum. Additionally, the Museum has implemented enhanced facility cleaning measures and adopted additional safety protocols.

The Museum’s virtual celebration 30th anniversary of the ADA will include pre-recorded videos available starting at 10 a.m. on CSM’s YouTube and Facebook channels. The event will also include a live Music and Movement Workshop with Feel the Beat at 10:30 a.m. on Zoom and pre-registration is required. The Phamaly Theatre Company’s “Alice in Wonderland” virtual teaser will also be available between 3-5 p.m. on CSM’s YouTube and Facebook channels.

Schedule of Virtual ADA Celebration Events:

Welcome by Chris Hinds, District 10 City Councilman

Kick off the day with a brief welcome address by Chris Hinds, City of Denver District 10 Councilman who is a fierce advocate for accessibility and a CSM board member. Linguabee will provide ASL interpretation.

Music and Movement Workshop with Feel the Beat

Live at 10:30 a.m. on Zoom

Experience a virtual inclusive dance workshop designed for all ages and abilities that includes adaptable exercises and routines. Feel the Beat is an inclusive dance program and studio designed for all; those who are deaf, hard of hearing, hearing, and those who have other disabilities. Linguabee will provide ASL interpretation.

Art Mindfulness Family Workshop

Participants will explore their feelings by experiencing art as a family and making their own artwork. Designed for children ages 5-10 and their caregivers, this features a guided meditation inspired by a Clyfford Still painting and a mindful art activity. Linguabee will provide ASL interpretation.

Looking and Making with Laradon

Developed in collaboration with Laradon, this brief workshop is designed for adults with disabilities. The workshop will lead participants through looking and making exercises inspired by the work of Clyfford Still. Linguabee will provide ASL interpretation.

Phamaly Theatre Company’s “Alice in Wonderland”

Play in Development – a Virtual Teaser, available from 3-5 p.m.

Denver’s disability-affirmative Phamaly Theatre Company is developing a new version of Lewis Carroll’s “Alice in Wonderland,” written by playwright David Jacobi and featuring music by Denver’s Wheelchair Sports Camp. In lieu of the production this summer (postponed due to COVID), Phamaly engaged in a workshop to focus on script and music development with the cast and creative collaborators. Watch a brief inside look at the virtual development workshop, highlighting snippets of the script and music performed by Phamaly actors. The teaser is available to watch on Facebook and YouTube from 3-5 p.m.

Additional ADA Celebration community partners include: Atlantis Community, Colorado Advisory Council for Persons with Disabilities, and Rocky Mountain ADA Center.

About the Clyfford Still Museum
Designed by Allied Works Architecture to display the revolutionary art of a modern master, the Clyfford Still Museum opened in November 2011 in Denver’s burgeoning 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 95% 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 FacebookTwitterInstagram or at clyffordstillmuseum.org.

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