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Talks + Workshops On-Demand: Virtual Program Recordings

Sat, Dec 31, 2022 05:00 - 05:01 PM MST

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Experience our past virtual talks and workshops anytime, on-demand!

Embodying Care: A Keynote on the past, present, and future of the Clyfford Still Museum

In this keynote, Joyce Tsai, PhD, formally introduces herself to the community as the Clyfford Still Museum’s new director. Tsai celebrates the Museum’s tenth anniversary by exploring how it has embodied care as part of its mission. The Museum is an institution committed to the care of collections, communities, and for new avenues of thought and artistic practice. She reflects on our evolving sense of what museums enable by looking forward into the next decade.

Conservation at the Clyfford Still Museum: Then to Now

James Squires, CSM’s Chief Paintings Conservator and Michal Mikesell, Associate Conservator of Paper share how their initial exhilaration of unrolling paintings or discovering never-before-seen works on paper evolved into the somber understanding of their role as caretakers and physical interpreters of Still’s work. Learn more about their research and practice to limit change to Still’s artwork, ensuring the artist’s hand is the one future generations see.

One Painting at a Time Recording with Jeff Lambson

This final iteration of One Painting at a Time focused on curatorial perspectives features a talk with Jeff Lambson, the Director and Curator of the Emmanuel Art Gallery at the University of Colorado Denver. The first show that Lambson worked on in his professional career was Clyfford Still: Paintings, 1944 – 1960 at the Hirshhorn in Washington D.C. In this recording, Lambson discusses Clyfford Still’s PH-374, 1951.

One Painting at a Time with Janet Bishop

Watch the recording from One Painting at a Time with Janet Bishop, the Thomas Weisel Family Chief Curator and Curator of Painting and Sculpture at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMoMA). Each of the curators featured in this One Painting at a Time series has worked with Clyfford Still’s art at some point in their career. Bishop discusses Clyfford Still’s PH-71, 1948 in relation to artist David Park.

film/Still: Non-Verbal Secret Confession Booth

Watch a recording of the virtual screening of Non-Verbal Secret Confession Booth by Jenna Maurice, including an introduction with the artist. Jenna Maurice is interested in the human experience and making connections through non-verbal communication. Non-Verbal Secret Confession Booth asks the subjects (strangers) to think of a secret that they have been keeping from a specific person, and then imagine a situation where they confessed that secret to that person they have been keeping it from. What follows is a silent representation of that conversation played out in their minds while peering into the lens. By using the camera as a portal through which to enact these situations, the viewer is dropped into an intimate situation where small gestures and facial expressions are the only communication tools with which to make a connection.

One Painting at a Time with Miranda Lash

View the recording of One Painting at a Time with Miranda Lash, the Ellen Bruss Senior Curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver. In this talk, Lash discusses Clyfford Still’s expansive PH-247, 1951, which is lovingly referred to as “Big Blue” by Clyfford Still Museum visitors.

film/Still: Contemplating a Post-Pandemic World: Isolation vs. Connection

For this iteration of film/Still, we showcased short films created by video art students from Metropolitan State University of Denver (MSU Denver). Kelly Monico, MSU Denver’s Professor of Art, prompted her students to contemplate a post-pandemic world. An introduction by Kelly Monico was followed by a program of short films that are three minutes or less that express students’ own experience of the pandemic and their hopes for the future.

Into the Archives: Photography from the Colville Reservation

In 1937, Clyfford Still co-founded an artists’ colony in Nespelem, the Indian Agency on the Colville Reservation in Washington state. Beginning in 1936, Still sketched and photographed the Native Americans whose livelihoods had been negatively impacted by the construction of the Grand Coulee Dam by the United States government. Washington State University professor and Colville Confederated Tribes member Michael Holloman and CSM Associate Digital Archivist Milo Carpenter shed light on the creation and context of these photographs. Presented in partnership with Denver Month of Photography.

Modern Art Reframed: Virtual Keynote Lecture with MoMA curator Ugochukwu-Smooth C. Nzewi, Ph.D.

Enjoy a recording of the virtual keynote lecture with Ugochukwu-Smooth C. Nzewi, Ph.D. Nzewi is an artist, art historian, and Steven and Lisa Tananbaum Curator in the department of painting and sculpture at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Listen as he shares his perspectives on telling an expansive and more inclusive story of 20th-and 21st-century art and his vision for the next chapter at MoMA. This lecture includes American Sign Language interpretation.

In Conversation With Adam Milner Recording

Join CSM curator Bailey Placzek in a conversation with artist Adam Milner, who recently completed a unique, two-year project with the Museum, concluding with the forthcoming publication, Museum of the Invisible Woman, which addresses the unseen labor of community and loved ones, that make an artist’s career possible. This event took place on February 25, 2021.

One Painting at a Time Recording: Virginia Folkestad

This virtual edition of One Painting at a Time features Virginia Folkestad. A two-time recipient of the Artist Fellowship in Visual Arts Grant from the Colorado Council on the Arts, Folkestad is a Denver-based sculptor and installation artist. Watch from the comfort of your own home while she guides you on a slow-looking journey beneath the surface of Clyfford Still’s PH-1034, 1973.

Panel Discussion Recording: Artists on Their Later Work

Listen to three seasoned contemporary artists reflect on their careers and their work. This multidisciplinary panel included dancer/choreographer Cleo Parker Robinson, visual artist/designer Clark Richert, and musician Pamela Z. The discussion was moderated by The Late Works curator Dean Sobel. This event took place on October 22, 2020.

film/Still Premiere of ‘a prayer’ by Lares Feliciano

This program contains mature content and explicit language, and may not be suitable for children.

Watch the premiere of ‘a prayer,’ a new short film by Denver-based artist Lares Feliciano. ‘a prayer’ is an experimental animation that explores how white supremacy, state violence, and civil unrest seep into our shared consciousness and homes. A conversation with Feliciano and her collaborators follows the screening. This is a recording from an event that took place on October 8, 2020.

Virtual Lecture + Reception Recording for the Opening of The Late Works Exhibition

Explore Clyfford Still’s innovations towards the end of his life in our newest exhibition, The Late Works: Clyfford Still in Maryland, with curator Dean Sobel.

Sobel discussed the unseen masterworks but also “roads not taken” – insightful experimental works included in this show and the shifts in Still’s creative practice at the end of his career. Directly following the lecture, watch a brief virtual reception in honor of the exhibition opening and the countless contributions of Dean Sobel.

This is a recording of a live event from September 17, 2020.

Art Making with Jennifer Davey

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 she demonstrates her own art making practice. This is a recording of an event that took place on July 7, 2020.

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 place on June 25, 2020 after a streamed screening of “Lifeline: Clyfford Still.”

One Painting at a Time Virtual Talk: Artist Jennifer Davey

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 work of Clyfford Still. In this talk, Davey discussed Clyfford Still’s PH-764, 1970. This is a recording of a live event from June 2, 2020.

Virtual Art Making for Relaxation Workshop with Quána Madison

Looking for a way to decompress and channel your creativity? Enjoy this virtual Artmaking for Relaxation workshop. Artist and Clyfford Still Museum educator, Quána Madison, leads a guided meditation inspired by a Clyfford Still painting, followed by an expressive artmaking activity with materials from around your home.

Bite-Sized Talks at Lunchtime Series: Homare Ikeda and Dean Sobel (virtual discussion)

Many artists look back on their career and can recall a moment when they found their voice. We’ve broken up the previously scheduled panel Professionals in Conversation: Becoming an Artist into bite-sized conversations between Clyfford Still Museum Director Dean Sobel and each of the artists about their early years. This is a recording of the second talk with Homare Ikeda from April 16, 2020.

Bite-Sized Talks at Lunchtime Series: Melanie Yazzie and Dean Sobel (virtual discussion)

This event took place on April 9, 2020. We’ve broken up the previously scheduled panel Professionals in Conversation: Becoming an Artist into three, bite-sized conversations between Director Dean Sobel and each of the artists. Many artists look back on their career and can recall a moment when they found their voice. First up was Melanie Yazzie, Professor of Art Practices and Head of Printmaking at the University of Colorado in Boulder, CO.

Look & Make: Pen & Ink Workshop

This event took place on April 4, 2020. Like any budding artist, Clyfford Still learned foundational techniques as he began his career. Check out the virtual gallery of the works in this exhibition here to see how Still applied these techniques in his early work and then try some artmaking yourself (or just watch!) during a playful, 30-minute hands-on workshop led by Elayne Moseley from the Art Students League of Denver. Suggested materials for this workshop include: watercolor set with brush, crayons, and paper. All of these materials should be available at your local grocery store. Elayne Moseley is an artist based outside of Denver, CO and is currently an art instructor at the Arts Students League of Denver.

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