“Still Life” Blog – Clyfford Still Museum
Abstract painting of human figures

Clyfford Still, PH-76, 1935 (detail). Oil on canvas, 45 1/8 x 53 1/2 in. Clyfford Still Museum, Denver, CO. © City and County of Denver / ARS, NY

Virtual Tour Recording: Art in Times of Crisis

Posted on August 3, 2020

The start of this year was marked by the outbreak of COVID-19 and now we are grasping towards a reckoning with systemic racism that has plagued the United States since its founding. Clyfford Still continued to create through multiple periods …

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Kids look at drawings with a teacher

Family Day by James Dewhirst

30th Anniversary of the ADA – Virtual Celebration Videos

Posted on July 26, 2020

The Clyfford Still Museum is celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) at the Clyfford Still Museum with a day full of virtual accessible artmaking, performances, and adventures for visitors of all ages today! Watch most …

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Overhead image of a woman making art with pastels and colored pencils

Art Making with Jennifer Davey

Posted on July 15, 2020

Join us for a 45-minute virtual art making workshop with Jennifer Davey, a Loveland-based contemporary abstract painter inspired by the work of Clyfford Still. You are welcome to engage as you wish—create and share your art, or observe Jennifer as …

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Screen shot from the virtual family tour with the theme of colors

Virtual Family Tour: Color Party

Posted on July 14, 2020

Play, create, and explore on interactive family tours designed for children ages 5-10 and their caregivers. Virtual family tours include looking, games, movement, and instructions for art projects to do with materials at home. Explore and celebrate color. Find your …

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A woman wearing an orange sweater looks up at a large abstract oil painting with brown, red, black, and blue paint that takes up the entire wall

Photo by Trevr Merchant

Clyfford Still Museum to reopen to members July 1 and to the public on July 7

Posted on June 26, 2020

After an extended closure due to COVID-19, the Clyfford Still Museum (CSM) will reopen to members on July 1 and to the public on July 7.  For the safety of its visitors and staff, the Museum will reopen with substantially …

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“Lifeline: Clyfford Still” Post-Screening Conversation with Dennis Scholl and Dean Sobel

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“Lifeline: Clyfford Still” Post-Screening Conversation with Dennis Scholl and Dean Sobel

Enjoy a recording of a conversation between Dennis Scholl, director of the critically-acclaimed documentary “Lifeline: Clyfford Still” and Clyfford Still Museum director Dean Sobel. This discussion took …

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Virtual Curatorial Highlights Tour

Posted on June 25, 2020

Did you catch the current installation of collection highlights before the Clyfford Still Museum’s temporary closure? Here’s another chance to see the exhibition and get a glimpse at Virtual Gallerie, the software that CSM curators uses to help design exhibitions. …

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Man opens a case with a large abstract painting inside in the Clyfford Still Museum painting storage

PH-4, 1952 (rotated counterclockwise to clear the ceiling) in storage at the Museum. Photo by James Squires

Into the Vaults with Clyfford Still Museum Director Dean Sobel

Posted on June 22, 2020

Think you’ve seen all we’ve got? Join us for the recording of a 45-minute, virtual tour into the secret depths of CSM’s painting storage vaults. Clyfford Still Museum Director, Dean Sobel, takes us behind the scenes to show us what …

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Abstract oil painting with green, blue and purple paint

Clyfford Still, PH-764, 1970 (detail). Oil on canvas, 89 x 66 1/2 in. Clyfford Still Museum, Denver, CO. © City and County of Denver / ARS, NY

One Painting at a Time Virtual Talk: Artist Jennifer Davey

Posted on June 15, 2020

Discover personal interpretations of Still’s art, spend time with a single painting and go beyond your first impression. Join us for a virtual One Painting at a Time talk with Jennifer Davey, a Loveland-based contemporary abstract painter inspired by the …

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Abstract oil painting with red, maroon, and white paint and bare canvas visible

Clyfford Still, PH-588, 1959 (detail). Oil on canvas, 112 x 155 in. Clyfford Still Museum © City and County of Denver / ARS, NY

Staff Picks Videos

Posted on June 8, 2020

Enjoy brief talks by members of the Clyfford Still Museum team about Still’s artworks.…

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