Virtual Tour: Art in Times of Crisis – 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: Art in Times of Crisis

Tue, Jul 14, 2020, 12:30–1:15 pm
Venue: Clyfford Still Museum
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A crisis is something that forever changes the way we live. How we handle a crisis can set us apart or glue us together. 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 of crisis during his lifetime: the Spanish Flu, the Great Depression, World War II, the Cold War and his own personal battle with cancer. Join CSM educators on a 45-minute, virtual tour of our galleries to share in a discussion in which we’ll be placing Still’s work in this historical context of crisis, and considering the manifestations of crisis in the work of the artist.

Register in advance to join us online or over the phone at 12:30 p.m. MDT on July 14, 2020. Register for the Zoom meeting here. Live captioning will be provided. If you do not have access to Zoom, please join us for a livestream of the tour on the Museum’s YouTube channel.

Large abstract oil painting on canvas by artist Clyfford Sill

Clyfford Still, PH-960, 1960. Oil on canvas, 112 x 144 inches. Clyfford Still Museum, Denver, CO. © City and County of Denver / ARS, NY

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