Collection – Clyfford Still Museum


Du Curatorial Practicum at Clyfford Still Museum

DU Curatorial Practicum

Breaking news about our next works on paper gallery rotation: it will be a completely student-curated display. Students currently enrolled in the University of Denver’s Curatorial Practicum class have been working weekly with our collections staff to


5 Objects in the Archives

Clyfford Still and The Art of This Century Gallery

Kate Landers, Digital Imaging Assistant

Last summer I had the privilege of visiting the Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice, Italy. The experience situated Guggenheim’s palazzo as one of my favorite museums


Go Broncos!

Clyfford Still’s love for baseball is pretty well known, but did you know that we actually have more sketches in the collection that pertain to football? We couldn’t help but pull these out and pair them with a particularly fan-worthy …


Watch Your Back: What Can the Verso of an Artwork Reveal?

By Emily Kosakowski, registrar

People are fascinated by things they cannot see. The lucky few who get to visit the “behind-the-scenes” areas of museums love to experience what other visitors do not – a glimpse at works of art in …


Colorful Symphonies Strategically Strung Together

By Ashley Ludkowski

“People should look at the work itself and determine its meaning to them” – Clyfford Still

From black to yellow, and everything in between, Still strategically strings together the forces of color to create symphonies. Honoring his …


Journey Home

by Emily Kosakowski, Registrar

As a registrar, part of my job is to oversee the movement of all items in the museum collection, both externally and internally. Over the last year and a half since the Clyfford Still Museum opened, …


Still and the West II

” I have great delight in the preciousness of color and line and form. But I would have it incidental to greatness of spirit and idea.”

Clyfford Still, Circa-1930s

1929-30 PH-445

Clyfford Still, The Cripple (PH-445), 1929-33. Oil on canvas, 24 1/2 …


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 …


Merry Christmas from Clyfford!

From our archives, we discovered a drawing of a Santa with bells and personal note from Clyfford to his wife, Patricia. “Merry Xmas Pati with love from Still.”


Happy Holidays to all!


Checking the Works on Paper Inventory Off Our List

By Bailey Harberg, Collections Manager

The Monday before the Clyfford Still Museum celebrated our one-year anniversary, we completed the works on paper inventory. It was a bittersweet moment uncovering the last work in the final box; it has been such …

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