Discover a new world and let the art move you and your entire family! The Clyfford Still Museum offers a variety of family-friendly offerings and admission is always free for children ages 17 and under. Explore the current exhibition Stories We Tell: The Collection Two Ways, on view until October 10. Plan your visit today!
Upcoming exhibition: Clyfford Still, Art, and the Young Mind
Clyfford Still, Art, and the Young Mind (Mar 7 – Aug 7, 2022) is an upcoming community-wide collaborative exhibition that examines the aesthetic preferences of early learners using Still’s artworks as a basis for study. Clyfford Still Museum’s curatorial and educational staff worked with young children (ages 6 weeks – 8 years old) and teachers from partner schools and childcare centers around the Denver metro area on every level of the exhibition, including artwork selection and arrangement, object interpretation and gallery text, and programming.
Virtual Family Tours
Play, create, and explore on these interactive art adventures designed for children ages 5-10 and their caregivers. Led by our talented educators, Virtual Family Tours include games, art making, and more. Look for upcoming virtual tours or recordings of past tours on-demand! Or, explore the galleries anytime using the same software our curators use to create our exhibitions.
Family Activity Book
Pick up the free bilingual Family Activity Book at the information desk during your visit to spark your imagination. The book will help inspire your family to look, create, and explore as you work on the activities together.
The Clyfford Still Museum offers a variety of other free virtual family-friendly events including special workshops, tours, concerts, and more!
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The Making Space
Adjacent to the Museum’s magnificent galleries, think art and make ideas in The Making Space. The Making Space’s hands-on activities are currently closed. Stop by and pick up a free Making Space to Go Kit with the activity, “The Collection My Way” to take home. Stories We Tell: The Collection Two Ways explores how artworks and their meanings can change based on curatorial strategy (or, how curators make selections based on the story that they want to tell with Still’s artworks). In the exhibition, artworks are organized both chronologically and thematically. How would you curate the Museum’s collection? Use the provided materials to curate your own gallery of Clyfford Still’s art based on the story you want to tell.
This hands-on interactive gallery features a variety of materials, books, and resources to explore your creative side. Follow along with guided activities related to the current exhibition, or experiment with supplies and techniques. Create an artist trading card and swap it with another visitor, explore videos about Still and the collection, or flip through our selection of books. The Making Space has something for families with children of all ages.
5-Minute Making Videos
Enjoy virtual hands-on art making adventures for children and their families!
A Song for Someone
While experiencing Clyfford Still’s artwork, we’ll explore the similarities between music and visual art to create our own songs with an original melody and words inspired by PH-1069.
Chill Out, Make Art
Follow along as families who visited he Clyfford Still Museum “Chill Out, Make Art” on the sidewalks in front of the Museum using ice-chalk! We’ll show you how to make this experimental material at home and have a messy, fun time on your own sidewalks.
Touch This Art!
Enjoy a hands-on art making adventure for children and their families. For this program, we’ll celebrate the Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) with the theme: Touch This Art! Designed by Rishika Kartik, this artmaking activity will engage participants of all ages in abstract art, Clyfford Still’s painting technique, and the multisensory process of painting using textured paints.
Press, Squish, and Roll! Using objects found around and in your home, we will experiment with patterns, like our architects did when they were designing the Clyfford Still Museum building! Grab your favorite clay or play dough and let’s explore patterns!
Enjoy these bilingual line-inspired activities:
- How are you feeling? ¿Cómo te sientes?
- Lines outside/Líneas exteriores
- Important lines/Líneas importantes
- Poetic Lines/Líneas Poéticas
Lines Líneas Everywhere!
Watch a bilingual pre-recorded, 10-minute activity to explore lines all around us with Steven Aguiló-Arbues, Clyfford Still Museum Educator. We’ll think about lines we see every day and how they make us feel. Then, we’ll investigate Clyfford Still’s art and how he felt about lines. Finally, we’ll make our own art about what lines mean to us. This activity is designed for families with children ages 4-8.