Art and Architecture: Brutalism Tamed
Brutalism Tamed: An Architectural Reading of the Clyfford Still Museum
In the early 1950s, a group of British architects championed an architectural style they identified as Brutalism and introduced the term to the English-speaking world. Brutalism often entailed unabashedly expressed raw-concrete construction. By the 1980s, Brutalist architecture was no longer popular but in recent years has enjoyed renewed interest, with an emphasis on its visceral qualities. This “tamed” Brutalism, as applied to the Clyfford Still Museum, will be the topic of the evening’s lecture.
Bob Nauman received dual Master’s degrees in music and art history before completing his Ph.D. in art and architectural history at the University of New Mexico. He teaches in the Department of Art and Art History at CU–Boulder, where his research focuses on art and architectural history of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Dr. Nauman is the author of several books, chapters, and articles on contemporary art and architecture.
Clyfford Still Museum
Anschutz Foundation Atrium
$10 members of the Clyfford Still Museum
and the Denver Architectural Foundation
$15 non-members | Registration required
Light refreshments will be served