“Still Life” Blog – Clyfford Still Museum
Abstract pastel on black paper with various shades of blue pastel.

Clyfford Still, PP-970, 1977. Pastel on paper, 12 x 18 inches (30.5 x 45.7 cm). Clyfford Still Museum, Denver, CO. © City and County of Denver / ARS, NY.

Staff Favorites: Michal Mikesell

Posted on November 15, 2019

By Kristin Kirsch Feldkamp, Editorial Assistant

“Coming to the Clyfford Still Museum was a great fluke,” Michal Mikesell, Clyfford Still Museum (CSM) assistant conservator of paper said. “I was in my pre-program internship in 2010 at the Denver Art Museum


Lifeline: Clyfford Still – official documentary trailer

Posted on October 24, 2019

Watch the official trailer for Lifeline: Clyfford Still, a documentary film by Dennis Scholl.…

Still Elemental Curator Bailey Placzek talks to a group of visitors of the new exhibition in the earth gallery

Still Elemental: Curator Bailey Placzek talks to Member Opening visitors by CSM staff

New exhibition inspires imagination with multisensory features

Posted on October 3, 2019

Throughout history and all over the world, the classic elements of earth, water, air, fire, and æther have been used to explore questions about the origins of life on earth and evoke profound feelings in all humankind.  The Clyfford Still …


Image: In this black and white portrait, Clyfford Still poses before the floral wallpaper that decorated his daughter's, Sandra Still's, bedroom at the Westminster farmhouse. Circa 1961-2. Sandra Still, courtesy the Clyfford Still Archives. © Sandra Still.

Clyfford Still’s Summer in Colorado

Posted on July 30, 2019

By Kristin Kirsch Feldkamp, Editorial Assistant

In the summer of 1960, Clyfford Still took a break from the New York art scene. He had accepted an invitation from Lynne Wolfe, professor of fine arts at the University of Colorado Boulder,

A woman with blond hair and bangs stands smiling in front of an abstract art piece.

Nicole Cromartie with PH-960.

Staff Favorites: Nicole Cromartie

Posted on May 17, 2019

by Kristin Feldkamp, Editorial Assistant

We’re taking you behind the scenes again and introducing yet another painting as seen through the eyes of those who spend serious quality time with Clyfford Still’s works—our staff. The newest edition of Staff Favorites

A black and white postcard showing an aeriel view of a group of buildings next to a body of water.

This black and white postcard depicts an aerial view of the California School of Fine Arts in San Francisco, California. Clyfford Still taught at CSFA (now the San Francisco Art Institute) from 1946-1950. Located in the Russian Hill neighborhood, the institution's Spanish-style bell tower ascends above the surrounding residences and warehouses. Factories and ships line the coast in the background. Courtesy the Clyfford Still Archives.

Clyfford Still & Minor White at the California School of Fine Arts

Posted on April 23, 2019

By Jennifer Davey, CSM Volunteer

In 1945, the California School of Fine Arts (now San Francisco Art Institute) hired Douglas MacAgy and gave him free rein to revise curriculum and hire faculty as he saw fit in a push


David Finch above the galleries at the Museum

Staff Favorites: David Finch

Posted on March 27, 2019

by Kristin Kirsch Feldkamp, Editorial Assistant

We’re taking you behind the scenes again in our second installment of Staff Favorites, highlighting Clyfford Still’s works through the eyes of those who spend the most time with them. Next up is

Bailey Harberg Placzek leads a member tour in December, 2017. Photo: James Dewhirst

Bailey Harberg Placzek leads a member tour in December, 2017. Photo: James Dewhirst

Staff Favorites: Bailey Harberg Placzek

Posted on January 25, 2019

In 2019, we’re taking you behind the scenes with staff interviews about their favorite artwork in the Museum’s collection. Our first interview features Bailey Harberg Placzek and her work of choice: PH-963. Placzek, associate curator and catalogue raisonné research


Photo by Peter Ogilvie

2018’s Greatest Hits

Posted on December 27, 2018

By Dean Sobel, Director

As we say goodbye to our (lucky) seventh year, we look back fondly on a few of the things that made it stand out.

Yo-Yo Ma visits the Museum
Cellist Yo-Yo Ma once described the essence


Image: 35mm slide photograph (1959) of Clyfford and Diane Still gathered around a Christmas tree in the studio at 128 West 23rd Street, New York City where they lived. Unknown photographer, courtesy the Clyfford Still Archives, © City and County of Denver.

A Daughter’s Voice: Christmas

Posted on December 24, 2018

by Kristin Kirsch Feldkamp, Editorial Assistant

In addition to having the great fortune of onsite access to the Clyfford Still Archives, the Clyfford Still Museum is lucky to have Still’s younger daughter, Sandra Still Campbell, as one of its

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