For Visitors – Clyfford Still Museum

For Visitors

Self portrait of Clyfford Still modified to show him wearing a mask

Clyfford Still, PH-382 (Self-portrait), 1940 (detail, modified). Oil on canvas, 41 1/2 x 38 1/8 inches (105.4 x 96.8 cm). Clyfford Still Museum, Denver, CO. © City and County of Denver / ARS, NY

Things to know when you visit

We’re delighted to have you join us at the Clyfford Still Museum!  Learn about the legacy of an artist who invented a new way to paint and who continues to inspire artists today.  To help ensure that the artwork will last for generations to come, here are a few things to know during your visit.

For the Health and Safety of All

We are committed to your health and safety. Here are some ways we can accomplish that together:

  • All persons ages 3 and over must wear face coverings at all times; please ask if you need one.
  • Please follow all directional signs and use care when passing others.
  • Please keep 6 ft. away from persons not in your household party; children should stay with adults at all times.
  • Visitors experiencing illness will be asked to return at a later date.
  • Enhanced cleaning is performed throughout the day. • Hand-sanitizer is available. • Visitor capacity is reduced and controlled by timed ticketing.
  • Two check-in locations are available with new safety shields.
  • We’ve created a no-touch or low-touch visitor experience.
  • Pick up a Making Space To-Go Kit and create your own Still-inspired artwork at home.
  • See the Museum Shop for a memento of your visit. For the safety of all, we’re accepting only credit/debit cards, no cash; please use gloves when handling the merchandise. Your purchases support the Museum!
  • Please use the coat rack or ask the visitor desk for help with lockers on the main level. Guests may take purses and handbags into the galleries as long as they are kept to the front or along the side and under the arm of the visitor. Backpacks, large shopping bags, suitcases, briefcases, large messenger bags, and umbrellas must be stored in a locker. The visitor desk will help visitors with locker needs. All bags are subject to security inspection..
  • The Museum welcomes small, portable strollers in the galleries but asks guests to store oversized strollers for the safety of the art. Museum-friendly strollers are available on request.
  • This is a photo-friendly museum! Take photos and videos for personal, non-commercial use on mobile devices and cameras. Share on social media and tag us! The Museum does not allow flashes, tripods/monopods, selfie sticks, and large video recording devices. For more information, review our complete Photo Policy or apply for a Photo/Video Pass.
  • Enjoy the art that surrounds you and allow others to do the same. Please silence your cellular phones and devices when you enter the Museum.
  • For the safety of the artwork, the Museum does not allow food and beverages inside the building. Hungry after your visit? Several nearby eateries offer discounts to visitors with a Museum ticket. Ask for a list at the visitor desk.
  • Caregivers may breastfeed or bottle feed throughout the building, including in the galleries. Bottles should remain under the control of an adult in the gallery spaces. Sippy cups and solid food are not permitted.
  • The Museum allows sketching in the galleries with 8.5” by 11” notebooks and using pencils only. Easels are not permitted.
  • Smoking, including the use of e-cigarettes, is not permitted anywhere in the Museum including outside on the terraces or near the Museum entrance.
  • The Museum operates closed circuit video monitoring for the safety of the art and the public.

Onsite Learning Tools

The Clyfford Still Museum offers a number of interactive technologies to explore the life and work of Clyfford Still.

Digital Timeline
A unique multi-user touch exhibition chronicles major developments in popular culture, history, and art history against the lifetime of Clyfford Still, from 1904-1980. The timeline is temporarily closed.

Storyviewers
Videos are available throughout the Museum and illuminate key questions concerning Clyfford Still’s life and work with commentary from artists, curators, and historians. Watch on YouTube.

Boettcher Foundation Education Gallery
A place to pause and reflect, the Boettcher Foundation Education Gallery contains books, exhibition catalogues, and short videos concerning the art and life of Clyfford Still, as well as his Abstract Expressionist contemporaries. In addition, the gallery includes The Making Space, a hands-on creation studio available for adults and children to experiment with a variety of art materials. Pick up a Making Space to Go kit during your visit.

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