This is the final week to see the Clyfford Still Museum’s (CSM) current exhibition The Early Years: Clyfford Still in Canada, 1920–33 and collection highlights. The Museum will close to construct additional walls for its fall exhibition from August 24 to September 17.
For the final week of The Early Years, the Museum will continue to offer a CSM member hour from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. and general public hours from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. To maintain appropriate social distancing measures, visitors must pre-purchase tickets for a specific time and date online or over the phone. Tickets are not available onsite. All visitors will require a ticket, including those receiving free admission, such as children ages 17 and under.
Situated in the Museum’s first three galleries, The Early Years illustrates the early development and legacy of Still’s artistic practices in two distinctive Canadian geographical settings, Bow Island (1920–25) and Killam, Alberta (1925–33). The remaining galleries include highlights from the collection. In light of the current social issues, the Museum added text to a few works in the galleries that are relevant to national crises from the past to offer some new perspectives on Still’s work and provide additional points of connection and reflection.
The Museum’s fall exhibition, The Late Works: Clyfford Still in Maryland will open on September 18. The CSM will offer a free Virtual Lecture and Reception for the opening of The Late Works streaming live from the Museum’s galleries from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on September 17, hosted by exhibition curator and CSM Director Dean Sobel. This will be Sobel’s final public event and exhibition as founding director of the Clyfford Still Museum before he steps down to join the University of Denver.