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Closeup of a palette knife on aluminum foil with powdered blue pigment next to it
Palette knife and pigment

Workshop: Physicality of Painting

Thu, Oct 19, 2023 06:00 - 07:30 PM MDT

Venue : Clyfford Still Museum

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As CSM’s first complete chronological installation in more than two years and the third installment in CSM’s “Spotlight” series, this exhibition seeks to reacquaint visitors with a thorough overview of Clyfford Still’s sixty-year career. Join us for this workshop exploring Still’s art-making process. Bailey Placzek, the Museum’s Curator of Collections and Catalogue Raisonné Project Manager, will discuss the physicality of Still’s painting process while in the Museum’s galleries. Participants will also have the opportunity to experiment firsthand with paints and a palette knife, Still’s signature art-making tool.

This program is $5 for the public, free for CSM members, and registration is required to attend in person at the Clyfford Still Museum.


About Bailey Placzek

Bailey H. Placzek
Bailey H. Placzek

Bailey Placzek is the Clyfford Still Museum’s associate curator and research and project manager for Clyfford Still’s catalogue raisonné. She has been engaged in CSM’s curatorial program and collections research since before the Museum’s opening in 2011. She has given numerous talks at CSM—including The Secret Lives of Clyfford Still’s Paintings (2022)—as well as at various local and national conferences like the American Alliance of Museums (AAM) and the National Art Education Association (NAEA). Other curatorial projects include Clyfford Still, Art, and the Young Mind (2022), A Decade of Discovery: Clyfford Still in Denver (2021–22), and Still: Elemental (2019). Placzek’s work is focused on advancing access to collections, promoting art’s ability to foster connections among humanity across time, and deconstructing museum work to make it more transparent, collaborative, and fun. Placzek received dual BA degrees in Art History and Art from the University of Kansas and a MA in Art History from the University of Denver.