A Decade of Discovery: Clyfford Still in Denver Closing Celebration and Panel Discussion
Celebrate the closing of A Decade of Discovery: Clyfford Still in Denver and tenth anniversary of the architecture of CSM with us! The Clyfford Still Museum is excited to bring Spencer Bailey, publisher and critic, Harry Cooper, head of modern and contemporary art at the National Gallery, Brad Cloepfil, architect, and Joyce Tsai, CSM Director, together for a conversation about the intersections of art and architecture. Register for this program and receive a *discount code in your confirmation email for $5 admission (reg. $10) to the Clyfford Still Museum to visit the exhibition one last time and revel in the architecture before attending the discussion at the Denver Art Museum. This conversation will be simulcast live on CSM’s YouTube channel.
*Discount code valid for March 6, 2022 tickets only.
Spencer Bailey is co-founder of The Slowdown and co-host of the Time Sensitive and At a Distance podcasts. He is also editor-at-large of book publisher Phaidon and a contributing editor at Town & Country. A writer, editor, and journalist, he has written at length about architecture, art, culture, design, and technology for publications such as The New York Times Magazine, Bloomberg Businessweek, and Fortune. From 2013 to 2018, Bailey was editor-in-chief of Surface magazine. He is author of the book In Memory Of: Designing Contemporary Memorials (2020). Born and raised in Colorado, Bailey is a graduate of Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism and Dickinson College. He lives in New York City.
Architect, educator, and principal of Allied Works, Brad Cloepfil creates resonant architecture and creative works that are forged by the defining elements of their mission and site. His approach to design combines an intensive focus on the specific and singular character of each project with an understanding of the transformative possibilities of space, light, material and perception. Cloepfil has received widespread acclaim for his work on creative and cultural projects and for crafting powerful spaces for art and interaction. These works include the Clyfford Still Museum in Denver, Colorado; the National Music Centre of Canada, in Calgary, Alberta; and the Museum of Arts and Design in New York City. He has also led the design of private residences, workplaces and spaces for gathering and learning. Cloepfil founded Allied Works in his native Portland, Oregon, in 1994, and opened the New York City office in 2003. The recipient of numerous design awards, Cloepfil has held professorships and lectured widely throughout North America and Europe. He earned his bachelor’s in architecture at the University of Oregon and holds an advanced degree in architectural design from the Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture.
Harry Cooper is senior curator and head of the department of modern and contemporary art at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC. A native of Bethesda, MD, he earned his Ph.D. from Harvard in 1997 with a dissertation on the paintings of Piet Mondrian. Cooper curated modern art at the Harvard Art Museum for a decade before joining the National Gallery in 2008. He has organized or co-organized exhibitions on the work of Mondrian, Frank Stella, and Stuart Davis, and has taught art history at Harvard, Columbia, and Johns Hopkins. His current project, a retrospective of the art of Philip Guston, will be seen in Boston, Houston, Washington, and London in 2022-2024. Recent publications include “Decoding Gris,” an essay for the exhibition Cubism in Color organized by the Dallas and Baltimore art museums, and “Parallel Processing,” for an exhibition of Oliver Jackson’s work at the St. Louis Art Museum.
Joyce Tsai is director of the Clyfford Still Museum in August 2021 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.
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