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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

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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

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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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The Well Story

Posted on October 31, 2018

by Kristin Kirsch Feldkamp, Editorial Assistant

“Well, it’s been told over and over again, but it seems that the writers and the people who tell it never get it quite right,” Sandra Still Campbell, Still’s younger daughter, said, in a

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Portrait of Clyfford Still posing with a Jaguar convertible in East Hampton, New York (1953). Unknown photographer, courtesy the Clyfford Still Archives.

Banksy Pulled a Still

Posted on October 18, 2018

By Bailey Harberg Placzek, Associate Curator & Catalogue Raisonné Research and Project Manager

The now infamous Sotheby’s shredding stunt Banksy  pulled a couple weeks ago may go down as the greatest “thumbing of the nose” statement made to the art

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New Americans Day, September 8, 2018. Photo: Sonia Rae

Celebrating Welcoming Week in Denver

Posted on September 20, 2018

by Kristin Kirsch Feldkamp, Editorial Assistant

The galleries and forecourt were abuzz on September 8 as the Museum welcomed guests for our second New Americans Day, a collaboration with the Denver Public Library. The Clyfford Still Museum participates in New

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Clyfford Still, PH-644, 1934. Oil on window shade, 8 3/4 x 11 1/2 inches (22.2 x 29.2 cm). Clyfford Still Museum, Denver, CO. © City and County of Denver/ ARS, NY.

Three Keys to Clyfford Still’s Time at Yaddo

Posted on June 28, 2018

by Kristin Kirsch Feldkamp, Editorial Assistant

In the summer of 1934, Clyfford Still embarked on a transcontinental journey from Pullman, Washington to Saratoga Springs, New York. He was headed to Yaddo—a prestigious artist’s retreat—and the time he spent there …

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Sandra Still, Clyfford Still, and Diane Still at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York, 1962. Photo by Patricia Still. Courtesy the Clyfford Still Archives.

Clyfford Still the Father in His Voice

Posted on June 16, 2018

by Kristin Kirsch Feldkamp

Clyfford Still was intense, dedicated, and driven by motives unsullied by the desire for commercial success. He had a reputation for being prickly and was unwavering when upholding the integrity of his work. But he had …

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Image: Clyfford Still, PH-134 (Portrait of Pat), 1942. Oil on canvas, 37 1/2 x 24 inches (95 1/4 x 61 cm). Clyfford Still Museum, Denver, CO. © City and County of Denver / ARS, NY.

Patricia Garske Still (1920 – 2005)

Posted on March 26, 2018

by Kristin Kirsch Feldkamp

Before Women’s History Month comes to a close, we felt it important to shine a spotlight on Clyfford Still’s second wife, Patricia (Pati) Alice Garske Still. Pati was a driving force in preserving Still’s legacy both …

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Clyfford Still, PH-929, 1974. Oil on canvas, 114 x 172 inches (289.6 x 436.9 cm) © City and County of Denver / ARS, NY

Clyfford Still’s Artistic Influences: William Blake

Posted on January 17, 2018

This is the third in a series of posts complementing our current exhibition, Still & Art. You can read the first post here and the second one here.

In our final week of Still & Art—an exhibition …

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