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Abstract painting with bare canvas and sections of jagged yellow and red paint moving upwards
Clyfford Still, PH-1049, 1977 (detail). Oil on canvas, 114 x 172 in. Clyfford Still Museum, Denver, CO. © City and County of Denver / ARS, NY

One Painting at a Time with CSM Director Joyce Tsai

Wed, Aug 09, 2023 01:00 - 02:00 PM MDT

Venue : Clyfford Still Museum

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Category: Talks,

One Painting at a Time challenges us to look beyond our first impressions and spend quality time with a single painting. The program departs from the idea that Clyfford Still intended his artwork to be open to interpretation and did not title his paintings. Each program is unique, with the format and conversation determined by the speaker, who has free rein to choose a painting from the nearly 830 in the Museum’s collection. This session will be led by CSM’s Director, Joyce Tsai, on PH-1049 and will discuss connections to Moby Dick.

This program is free with admission; registration is required to attend in person at the Clyfford Still Museum. Registration will open soon.

About Joyce Tsai, Ph.D.

A woman in a yellow and blue dress with gold shoes sits on a bench and looks at the camera with an abstract yellow painting on the concrete wall behind her
Joyce Tsai, Ph.D.

Joyce Tsai is the director of the Clyfford Still Museum and is an internationally acclaimed curator, scholar, and teacher. She arrived at CSM from the University of Iowa, where she served as Chief Curator of the Stanley Museum of Art and Associate Professor of Practice in the School of Art and Art History. During her tenure at the University of Iowa, she led initiatives that have positioned the museum as a major catalyst for innovative, high impact teaching, research, and outreach. Dr. Tsai is trained as an intellectual historian and art historian — Princeton, AB (History, cum laude); Johns Hopkins University, MA (German), PhD (Art History and Humanities). Tsai’s first book, László Moholy-Nagy: Painting after Photography (UC Press, 2018) garnered critical acclaim for its integrated approach to avant-garde art, practice, and theory and is winner of the Phillips Collection Book Prize. She has published extensively in the field of technical art history with conservators and conservation scientists at the National Gallery of Art, Harvard Art Museums, Guggenheim, and the Art Institute of Chicago, among others.