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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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