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Clyfford Still Museum, Denver

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Clyfford Still is considered one of the most important and significant artists of the 20th century. He originated the Abstract Expressionism movement and influenced the work of contemporaries such as Jackson Pollock and Mark Rothko. Few artists of this magnitude have left behind such a comprehensive and mysterious collection of work. And never before has the world seen such a collection of work displayed intact, and under one roof. The Clyfford Still Museum provides visitors with an unprecedented opportunity to view and appreciate Still's extraordinary art and life. The size and significance of the collection, coupled with the extraordinary building design, makes this Museum unlike any other.
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  • It's a one person museum with almost his entire life's work and it is totally worth it (if you appreciate this type of art!) There is also a lot of explanations of theories and art history regarding t...  more »
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  • I got here 10 minutes before they were closing and had to kind of rush through it but I really enjoyed what I saw. I will have to go back for a more detailed peek. The art was super fascinating and it's interesting to me that one person could fill an entire museum! Can't wait to sit and really absorb it.
  • My favorite art museum in Denver! The building is beautiful and the collections are wonderfully curated. On another note, Clyfford Still is a wildly fascinating individual and is definitely the original hipster. Everyone should go to this museum to learn more about his unique life and develop a respect for this underappreciated artist! They have free admission from 5-8pm on Fridays, and good deals on regular admission for students!
  • I had never visited the Clyfford Still Museum before, and I wasn't sure what to expect. I found it to be extraordinary. The artwork itself was incredible, of course, but the museum itself is also superb. From the architecture and design to the thoughtfulness underlying the exhibits and displays, I felt that I was on a journey that brought me into powerful and unexpected encounters. Thank you!
  • I really appreciate the Clyfford Still museum - I've had few opportunities to view original works by Still since I was in art school, and the chance to view many of his works in one place was a tremendous experience. My only criticism of the museum is that I wish the galleries were larger, so more of Still's work could be on display at one time. However I understand from the museum staff that they rotate new work into the galleries every four months. For those of us who are from the Western United States, Clyfford Still holds a special place in contemporary American art history. Like Jackson Pollock, Still is one of the few Abstract Expressionists who lived in and was influenced by the American West. Acknowledged generally as one of the founding influences of Abstract Expressionism, Still was widely respected by other painters of his generation. The Clyfford Still Museum is a wonderful tribute to the artist and haven for his work.
  • Great museum if you have any interest in mid 20th century American art. The main exhibit changes a couple of times a year. They also run some cool programs. My favorites are STILLness (a half hour meditation in the gallery) and One Painting at a Time (a 45 minute talk about a painting). And if you go for one of the FREE programs you can also visit the rest of the museum.

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