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Large abstract blue painting with a black and orange lifeline
Clyfford Still, PH-247, 1951 (detail). Oil on canvas, 117 x 92 in. Clyfford Still Museum, Denver, CO. © City and County of Denver / ARS, NY

One Painting at a Time Virtual Talk with Miranda Lash

Thu, May 20, 2021 06:30 - 07:30 PM MDT

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Throughout the run of the Stories We Tell: The Collection Two Ways exhibition, we will explore unique personal perspectives on Still’s art, through the experiences of curators who have worked with Clyfford Still’s art during their careers.

Join us for a virtual One Painting at a Time talk with Miranda Lash, the Ellen Bruss Senior Curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver. In this talk, Lash will discuss Clyfford Still’s expansive PH-247, 1951, which is lovingly referred to as “Big Blue” by our visitors and staff. Lash previously worked with Still’s paintings while at the Menil Collection in Houston, TX.

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This program will be a Zoom webinar, simulcast to YouTube and you can join us via either platform. Participants’s video and audio will be off throughout the program, but questions and comments are welcome, via the Q&A feature in Zoom, or the comments in YouTube.

Miranda Lash is the Ellen Bruss Senior Curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver, where she began working in September 2020.

Prior to working at the MCA, Lash was Curator of Contemporary Art at the Speed Art Museum from 2014 to 2020, and the founding curator of modern and contemporary art at the New Orleans Museum of Art from 2008 to 2014. Lash has curated numerous exhibitions including Parallel Universe: Quintron and Miss Pussycat Live at City Park, 2009; Swoon: Thalassa, 2011; Camille Henrot: Cities of Ys, 2013; Rashaad Newsome: King of Arms, 2013; the traveling retrospective Mel Chin: Rematch, 2014; Southern Accent: Seeking the American South in Contemporary Art, 2016 (co-curated with Trevor Schoonmaker); BRUCE CONNER: FOREVER AND EVER, 2017 (co-curated with Dean Otto); and Keltie Ferris: *O*P*E*N*, 2019.

Lash has been a Clark Fellow at the Clark Art Institute, a consultant for Creative Capital, a panelist for the National Endowment for the Arts; and a member of the curatorial advisory council for the international triennial Prospect New Orleans. She is a board member for the Joan Mitchell Foundation and graduate of Harvard University and the Williams College Graduate Program in the History of Art.

Woman wearing glasses and a blue jacket stands in front of a brick wall and smiles
Miranda Lash by Gary Barragan

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