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Clyfford Still Pilgrimage: Our Visit to Westminster and New Windsor, Maryland

by Bailey Harberg, Collections Manager and Emily Kosakowski, Registrar

Last month, we were able to travel to the area in which Clyfford Still spent the last quarter of his …


Georgia O’Keeffe, Clyfford Still & Single-Artists Museums

By Bailey Harberg, Collections Manager

Georgia O’Keeffe seems to be everywhere since the February opening of the Denver Art Museum’s exhibition Georgia O’Keeffe in New Mexico: Architecture, Katsinam, and the Land. The exhibition highlights O’Keeffe’s appreciation for New Mexican landscape …


Still and the West

The National Western Stock Show kicked off last week here in Denver. This annual event is in its 107th year, and is a Denver institution featuring the premier Stock Show, Rodeo, Horse Show, and tradeshow. In celebration of the western …


What to Do with White?

By Bailey Harberg – Collections Manager

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It’s a familiar feeling for many of us.

You walk into an art museum excited about the one-of-a-kind, over-the-top inspiring moments you are about to experience.

Then it happens.

You come face-to-face with an …


Happy Father’s Day

by Bailey Harberg, collections management associate

Clyff and his Dad

As some of you may know, Clyfford Still had somewhat of a strained relationship with his dear old dad, Elmer. The tough life Elmer created for his family on the wheat ranch in Bow …


The Met Painting: Part I – Fragment

By Dean Sobel, Director

In choosing works for the new exhibition, More Discoveries: Inaugural Exhibition, Part II, I came across a slide, most likely taken as part of an inventory in the 1960s, of a tall painting with a particularly …


Happy Mother’s Day

by Bailey Harberg, Collections Management Associate

Still's Mother

Meet Mrs. Sarah Amelia Johnson Still (left), whose son, Clyfford, grew to become one of the most influential American artists of the 20th century. We came across this small oil on canvas while trying …


Still and Cezanne

Guest post by Kent Minturn


In the essay, “Clyfford Still, Paul Cezanne, and Posterity” author Kent Minturn examines Still’s 1935 master’s thesis which focuses on several works by Cezanne. As Minturn points out, Still “deplored” words, especially those of a …


Hello from Beyond

by Bailey Harberg, collections management associate

As I was going through yet another box of Clyfford Still marvels this morning, I came across this little gem of a pastel that contained a secret message from none other than Clyff himself …

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