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Adam Milner in front of the Clyfford Still Museum
Milner wears a pink pantsuit around the museum grounds which was created to match an outfit previously worn by Patricia Still. Photograph by Matt Slaby.

In Conversation with Adam Milner

Thu, Feb 25, 2021 06:00 - 07:00 PM MST

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Museum of the Invisible Woman is the result of over two years of collaboration between artist Adam Milner and the Clyfford Still Museum. The project, which consists of a series of actions in the CSM as well as a book of newly commissioned images and texts, addresses the unseen labor of community and loved ones, as well as museum staff, that make an artist’s career possible. Centering around Patricia Still—Clyfford’s second wife—who dedicated her life to fulfilling Still’s vision for this space, Milner brings forth Patricia’s presence, as well as the presence of other unseen actors, through actions and texts.

In this program, CSM Curator Bailey Placzek will be in conversation with Milner and will share images and video highlights.

Museum of the Invisible Woman (Clyfford Still Museum and Adam Milner, 2021, softbound with jacket, 144 pages, color) will be available in the Museum and online in the next month.

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If you do not have access to Zoom, stream the program live on YouTube.

Slide of woman wearing a pink pantsuit
Milner handles a slide in the CSM archives. Partricia Still poses for Clyfford Still in a pink pantsuit. Photograph by Matt Slaby. Courtesy the Clyfford Still Archives.

About Adam Milner

Adam Milner is an artist whose sprawling practice includes sculptures, drawings, videos, texts, and interventions which draw from deeply personal experiences to point toward a broader ethics of how we engage with the things around us. The museum has long been a subject of Milner’s work, and collecting, archiving, and hoarding are considered for what these practices can reveal about value, power, desire, care, and subjectivity. Milner has exhibited at the Mattress Factory, The Warhol, the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver, the Aspen Art Museum, the Everson Museum of Art, Black Cube Nomadic Museum, and Casa Maauad, among others.

Man sleeps on a bench with a blanket in a room with paintings on racks
Milner sleeps in the painting storage vault of the Clyfford Still Museum. Photograph by Matt Slaby.

Artificial Intelligence closed captioning is available for all of our live virtual programs via Zoom and recorded programs on YouTube. American Sign Language interpretation is available upon request with two weeks advance notice subject to the availability of interpreters. We will make every effort to accommodate requests outside of that time frame. For these or other accommodation requests, email Sonia Rae at deai@clyffordstillmuseum.org.