Press – Clyfford Still Museum


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Press Release Archive

January 17, 2020
Clyfford Still Museum features Still’s earliest works in new exhibition The Early Years: Clyfford Still in Canada, 1920–33

December 2, 2019
Clyfford Still Museum announces official launch of Clyfford Still Catalogue Raisonné of the Complete Works

November 6, 2019
Clyfford Still Museum awarded accreditation from American Alliance of Museums

October 23, 2019
Clyfford Still Museum hosts special evening concert during Denver Arts Week

October 15, 2019
Smell This Show tours challenge visitors to experience a variety of scents at new Clyfford Still Museum

September 19, 2019
Clyfford Still Museum opens new exhibition Still: Elemental on September 27

September 6, 2019
Clyfford Still Museum kicks off new season of Music in the Galleries this Sunday

Jan 29, 2019
Photographic Memory: Clyfford Still & Photography Now On View

Apr 26, 2018
Summer Re/Treat: A Light of His Own: Clyfford Still at Yaddo Opens May 4

Sep 28, 2017
Hyperactive Vision: Still & Art Opens September 29

Sep 20, 2017
Hidden No More: CSM Launches Online Collection and Research Database

Mar 20 2017
CSM Announces New Partnership with Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Littleton

Sep 20 2016
Royal Academy of Arts Exhibition Featuring Works from Denver’s Clyfford Still Museum Debuts to Five-Star Reviews in London

Sep 15 2016
Three Major Artists Set to Curate at Denver’s Clyfford Still Museum

June 8 2016
In Celebration of its Fifth Anniversary Year, CSM to Open its Largest Exhibition to Date

May 26 2016
Contemporary Works and Ab Ex Masterpieces Converge in “Shade: Clyfford Still / Mark Bradford”

Apr 12 2016
Major New Exhibitions and Unprecedented Loan in Celebration of Fifth Anniversary Year

Dec 21 2015
Holiday Cheers: New, Extended Hours and Free Admission at CSM

Nov 12 2015
Another Year of Free Public Programs and More Free Admission by Popular Demand

Aug 13 2015
Free Admission for Youth 17 and Under Announced by Clyfford Still Museum

Aug 12 2015
Exhibition Exploring the Sculptures and Drawings of Allied Works Architecture is the Latest Collaboration between Denver Art Museum and Clyfford Still Museum

June 5 2015
Over a Dozen Loans to Fall Exhibition Unite Clyfford Still’s “Replicas”

Apr 30 2015
Denver to Host Screening of Matthew Barney Epic

Apr 14 2015
Summer Lawn Concert Series Begins Friday, June 5

Mar 17 2015
Influential Early Years with Native People on View This Summer at Clyfford Still Museum

Jan 23 2015
Mark Mothersbaugh Is First Artist to Curate at CSM

Dec 4 2014
First Exhibition of 2015 Explores Clyfford Still’s Enduring Mysteries

Nov 18 2014
Clyfford Still Museum Eliminates Fees for Entire Year of Education and Public Programs

Aug 12 2014
Clyfford Still Museum Reveals Artist’s Breakthrough to Abstraction During War Years

Mar 31 2014
Clyfford Still Museum Announces Debut of inStill Gallery Experience

Mar 21 2014
Clyfford Still Museum Named A “Top Museum Worth Traveling For” by TripAdvisor

Oct 29 2013
Clyfford Still Museum Announces Launch of Research Center

Oct 9 2013
Clyfford Still Museum Announces Drawing/Painting/Process

Aug 8 2013
CSM and DAM Partner on 1959 and Picasso to Pollock

May 12 2013
New Senior Consulting Curator Announced

May 1 2013
CSM Announces Summer Programs

Apr 23 2013
Summer Concerts Announced

Apr 11 2013
Color Exhibition Extended

Jan 23 2013
Fact Sheet – Clyfford Still Museum

Jan 23 2013
Institutional Backgrounder

Jan 23 2013
Still as Colorist

Aug 7 2012
Vincent/Clyfford Exhibition to Open Sep 14

Jan 5 2012
Statement – December 29, 2011 Incident

Nov 15 2011
Clyfford Still Museum Opens November 18, 2011

Nov 15 2011
Fact Sheet – Clyfford Still Museum

Nov 15 2011
Backgrounder – Architect’s Statement

Nov 15 2011
Bacgrounder – Clyfford Still Museum

Nov 15 2011
Bio – Museum Leadership

Nov 15 2011
AWA Firm Profile

Nov 15 2011
Profile – Brad Cloepfil

Nov 15 2011
Image Sheet – Museum Exterior

Nov 15 2011
Image Sheet – Museum Interior

Nov 15 2011
Image Sheet – Inaugural Exhibition

May 3 2011
Clyfford Still Museum to Open in Denver November 2011

Jul 26 2010
Clyfford Still Museum Unveils Final Design

Dec 14 2009
Clyfford Still Museum Breaks Ground on Future Home Designed by Allied Works Architecture

Nov 4 2009
Clyfford Still Museum to Break Ground December 2009

Jul 12 2008
Dean Sobel, Keynote Speaker at Art Santa Fe Presents

Mar 4 2008
Denver 8: Watch the Unveiling Presentation

Mar 3 2008
PHOTO: North Rendering

Mar 3 2008
PHOTO: Model Elevation

Mar 3 2008
PHOTO: Building Sections

Mar 3 2008
Museum Design Fact Sheet

Mar 3 2008
Museum Unveils Design for Future Home

Jan 17 2008
Still Museum announces major fundraising support for new building, endowment, and operations

May 21 2007
Clyfford Still Unveiled: Selections from the Estate

Nov 27 2006
Architect selected to design Clyfford Still Museum

Jul 26 2006
Museum Announces “Short-List” of Architects

Mar 1 2006
Denver Selects Site for Clyfford Still Museum

Dec 22 2005
Letter to the Friends of the Clyfford Still Museum

Oct 6 2005
Clyfford Still Archives & Additional 400 Artworks Bequeathed to City of Denver

Feb 3 2005
Mayor Announces Project Director for Clyfford Still Museum

Aug 9 2004
The Clyfford Still Art Collection is Bequeathed to the City of Denver

News Archive

January 15, 2020
Forbes: The World’s Greatest Modern Art Where You Least Expect To Find It

January 3, 2020
Denver Post: Every free day in 2020 at Colorado cultural institutions

December 30, 2019
Artsy: How Clyfford Still Took Control of the Market for His Work

December 3, 2019
Art Daily: Clyfford Still Museum announces official launch of Clyfford Still Catalogue Raisonné of the Complete Works

November 19, 2019
Colorado Parent Magazine/5280 Magazine: Clyfford Still Museum offers more than just free admission for kids

November 5, 2019
Group Tour Magazine: Pushing boundaries: Artist-driven museums reveal revolutionary movements

November 4, 2019
Artnet News: The Clyfford Still Museum Uncovered a Trove of the Artist’s Tapes. Here Is What They Teach Us About One of History’s Most Private Painters

October 24, 2019
Bloomberg: The Artist Who Tried to Sink His Own Market and Almost Succeeded – A new documentary explores the complicated, uncompromising life and work of abstract expressionist Clyfford Still

October 9, 2019
Lifeline – Clyfford Still Documentary Official Trailer

October 8, 2019
KDVR/KWGN: Elemental inspires imagination with multisensory features

October 7, 2019
The Discoverer Blog: Our Favorite Museums around the World

October 4, 2019
Conde Nast Traveler: 17 Best Things to Do in Denver

September 4, 2019
Lonely Planet: Creative Denver: art and music in the Mile High City

July 29, 2019
Littleton Independent: Governor names new Colorado Poet Laureate

July 2, 2019
Denver Post: Here are 10 things to do around Denver for $10 or less

May 15, 2019
Roadtripper’s Magazine: Denver’s most iconic art and history come to life in the Golden Triangle Creative District

February 27, 2019
5280 Magazine: 10 Must-See Exhibits During the Month of Photography 2019

January 17, 2019
Clyfford Still & Photography: 5280 Editor’s Pick

January 8, 2019
Hyperallergic: Clyfford Still, as Seen Through His Daughter’s Eyes

December 9, 2018
“A crucial resource to understanding [Still’s] life and intentions”: Denver Post coverage of A Daughter’s Eye/A Daughter’s Voice

September 25, 2018
An “abstract-art titan”: Wall Street Journal covers Clyfford Still in the reopening exhibition at Glenstone

July 1, 2018
“The Freedom to Experiment”: American Fine Art Magazine coverage of A Light of His Own

June 3, 2018
“On May 5, they were married in a gallery at the Clyfford Still Museum”: New York Times coverage in Vows column

May 10, 2018
“It is, without question, remarkable”: Boulder Weekly cover story on A Light of His Own

May 5, 2018
“Free and family friendly”: CSM named a top summer concert venue by the Denver Post

May 4, 2018
“Check out the Clyfford Still Museum”: TODAY Show names four unexpected places to visit during Memorial Day weekend

May 2, 2018
Neil Young’s guitar playing is “as primal as a Clyfford Still painting”: ranks the best and worst of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

December 20, 2017
“You didn’t see the painting for real…but the memory you have is as if it were really there”: Modern in Denver on Still & Art

November 10, 2017
“[I]ntriguing, irresistible and of the moment”: Denver Post on Still & Art

November 2, 2017
What Can Augmented Reality Do for Museums? Judith H. Dobrzynski on Still & Art

October 27, 2017
“[A] massive and ongoing effort”: RMPBS Arts District segment on CSM

October 23, 2017
“[E]njoy this extraordinary space and enrich your life in more ways”:  CPT Street Level Extra segment on CSM

October 10, 2017
A Painter’s Vision, Set to Music: CPR Classical on Nathan Hall’s “Notes from Clyfford Still”

September 6, 2017
The New York Times: To View Clyfford Still Retrospective, Just Click

July 30, 2017
“[T]his show feels different, unconstrained, enjoyable.” Denver Post: Review of Artists Select: Roni Horn

June 7, 2017
“[T]he sheer clarity and beauty of both building and paintings keeps visitors coming back.” ARCHITECT Magazine: Cresting a Cultural Wave

October 4, 2016
The Wall Street Journal: ‘Abstract Expressionism’ Review: Some Americans Abroad

September 23, 2106
Financial Times: Jackie Wullschlager on Abstract Expressionism at the RA

September 20, 2016
The Art Newspaper: Royal Academy show expands Abstract Expressionist canon

September 20, 2016
Hyperallergic: In Denver, a Rare Chance to see Clyfford Still’s Works on Paper

June 11, 2016
Denver Post: “They’re both artists who want to make art that…has a larger statement to make.” Shade: Clyfford Still / Mark Bradford

Feb 4, 2016
ARTnews: “Dazzling moments of discovery.” Case Work review

Feb 1, 2016
Architect: “A stand against objectifying architecture.” Case Work interview with Brad Cloepfil and Dean Sobel

Jan 31, 2016
Denver Post: “Arguably, the most successful piece of contemporary architecture in Denver.” Case Work review

Nov 12, 2015
Westword: “Marvelous…Flies in the face of accepted expectations.” Repeat/Recreate review

Nov 1, 2015
ARTnews: “A once-in-a-lifetime occasion for re-evaluating Still’s creative process.” Repeat/Recreate review

Oct 10, 2015
Denver Post: “The most ambitious exhibition in the museum’s history.” Repeat/Recreate review

Aug 19, 2015
Denver Post: Free Admission for Youth 17 and Under

Aug 18, 2015
Westword: Exhibition co-organized by CSM opens January 2016 at Denver Art Museum

July 17, 2015
Denver Post: “Do you dare? Of course you do.” Interview with Matthew Barney

June 27, 2015
5280 magazine: “River of Fundament is a rare breed of evocative art.”

June 24, 2015 “Like the best painting from cave art onwards, Still’s work is as alive and raw as if made today.”

May 14, 2015
Boulder Weekly: “Here, somehow, is the feeling of his fingerprints.”

Apr 30 2015: Clyfford Still Museum Brings Matthew Barney Epic to Denver

Feb 14 2015
Wall Street Journal: Valentine’s Day, the messiness of passion, and Clyfford Still

Feb 2015
Burlington Magazine: The War Begins exhibition review by Edward Dimendberg

Feb 2015
Luxe Magazine: “I always discover something new each time I visit.”

Jan 23 2015: Mark Mothersbaugh Is First Artist to Curate at CSM
Denver Post
Colorado Public Radio

Jan 19 2015
Westword: What Still is all about—interaction and engagement with his work

Dec 21 2014
Denver Post: Best of 2014—”Denver’s most interesting art museum…This is what we call leadership.”

Dec 2 2014
Colorado Public Radio: Five Questions for CSM Curator David Anfam

Nov 28 2014
Denver Business Journal: Clyfford Still Museum Offers Free Programs

Nov 21 2014
Architects Journal: Clyfford Still Museum “exceeds any reasonable expectation.”

Nov 6 2014
Modern Art Notes: “The War Begins” is “one of the most interesting exhibitions of the year.”

Nov 2014
American Art Review: The War Begins

Oct 7 2014
The Art Newspaper: Single Artist Museum Finds Surprise Success

Sep 2 2014
Denver Post: “The Art of Conservation” exhibition is “refreshingly honest.”

Sep 6 2013
B-Cultured: Biking and art combine for a good Denver deal

Aug 1 2013

May 20 2013

Apr 30 2013
National Film Preservation Foundation Awards Grant to CSM

Apr 12 2013

Jan 22 2013

Dec 1 2012

Nov 28 2012

Nov 27 2012

Oct 22 2012

Sep 30 2012
“Vincent/Clyfford.” Who Knew?

Aug 12 2012

Aug 8 2012
Clyfford Still Museum adds to Denver Art Museum’s Vincent van Gogh Extravaganza

Oct 25 2011

Oct 22 2011

Oct 11 2011

May 10 2011
9News: ‘Misunderstood’ artist finally in the spotlight

May 10 2011
ArtDaily: Clyfford Still Museum to Reintroduce the Public to His Work Starting November 2011

May 4 2011
ArtINFO: A Castle for a Curmudgeon: Denver’s Clyfford Still Museum to Open in November, Faithful to His Persnickety Stipulations

May 3 2011
5280: Breaking news blog posting and Best Bets Newsletter sent to subscribers

May 3 2011
Denver Business Journal: Breaking News section of weekly local news section

May 3 2011
Denver Post: Leading Entertainment Coverage with photograph of Opening Date and Simulcast

Aug 5 2010 “Corduroy building: Construction of the Clyfford Still Museum begins”

Jul 27 2010 “Clyfford Still Museum presents final design”

Dec 14 2009 “Clyfford Still Museum in Denver Breaks Ground on Future Home”

Jan 1 2009
ARTnews “Revealing the Hidden Clyfford Still”

Mar 4 2008
Architectural Record: Cloepfil Unveils Design for Clyfford Still Museum

Jan 17 2008
Rocky Mountain News: Clyfford Still Museum drive nets $25 million

Jan 5 2008
Rocky Mountain News: Still the master

Mar 18 2007
New York Times: Unfurling the Hidden Work of a Lifetime

Jul 24 2004
Audio Stream: Colorado Public Radio: Denise Montgomery, director of the Denver Office of Cultural Affairs, talks about the Clyfford Still collection

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