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The Clyfford Still Museum, which opened in 2011, gives visitors insight into the legacy of Abstract Expressionist artist Clyfford Still, whose contemporaries included Jackson Pollock, Willem de... Read More
The Clyfford Still Museum, which opened in 2011, gives visitors insight into the legacy of Abstract Expressionist artist Clyfford Still, whose contemporaries included Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning and Mark Rothko. Prior to the Museum's opening, the vast majority of Still's work was hidden from public view for more than 30 years. Still never lived in Denver; however, his will stipulated that his entire collection of works go to an American city willing to permanently house the collection and display only Still's work. Denver agreed and the museum was built. In addition to paintings, the collection includes Still's correspondence, personal library, record collection, photographs, 8mm films, art supplies and more. Standing in front of the massive canvases, some 15 feet tall, it's possible to understand why Still was a legend in New York's post-World War II artistic boom and why his legacy endures. Two tranquil terraces invite reflection.
- Tue-Thu,: Sat-Sun; 10am-5pm
- Fri: 10am-8pm
- Adult $10; Senior (65+) $8; Student $6; Child (0-17) Free
- Museums: "The small online shop of the museum (shop.clyffordstillmuseum.org) has unique and hard-to-find items for art lovers and collectors, including out-of-print Clyfford Still catalogues."
- Best for Museums Because: The Clyfford Still Museum holds 95 percent of the artist's entire creative output, the most intact collection of any major artist in the United States.