Public Programs and Events

  • diSTILLed: Rebel
    Clyfford Still Museum
    Friday, April 25, 2014
    6-10 p.m.

    Clyfford Still, 1959,  © Bert Stern

    Can art be an act of rebellion? Arouse your inner revolutionary and join us as diSTILLed partners with Denver Art Museum’s Untitled #66 (Rebel, Rebel) for a special evening celebrating the artists of the modern art movement.
    Enjoy tasty treats by City O' City, Cap City Tavern and Root Down. Sip on beer provided by Boulder Beer Company or enjoy a tasty cocktail by Green Russell!
     
    Play your hand at music video bingo and enjoy a re-creation of one of Still's paintings in 3-D chalk art by Chris Carlson.
     
    Tickets are limited and start at $10. Participants must be 21 or older.
     
    This event is generously sponsored by:
     

     

     

     

     

     

  • DÍA DEL NIÑO
    Clyfford Still Museum
    Sunday, April 27, 2014
    Noon - 4 P.M.

    Join us to celebrate children around the world during Día del Niño in partnership with the Denver Art Museum and other cultural organizations in the Civic Center Cultural Complex. Participate in art-making activities in the Museum's forecourt and explore the Museum's galleries. Enjoy multicultural performers and activities around the Civic Center Cultural Complex. Reservations not required.

    Museum admission and activities are free. Family friendly; all ages welcome; rain or shine.

  • PechaKucha, Vol. 22, Snapshot: 1959: SOLD OUT
    Clyfford Still Museum | Anschutz Foundation Atrium
    Thursday, May 1, 2014
    7 P.M. (Reception 6:00-7:00 P.M.)

    Susan Schulten, department chair and professor of history, University of Denver

    Bud Coleman, department chair and professor of theatre, University of Colorado, Boulder

    Lindsey Feitz, postdoctoral teaching fellow of gender and women's studies, University of Denver

    Stephen E. Nash, department chair and curator of archaeology, Denver Museum of Nature & Science

    Darrin Alfred, associate curator of architecture, design and graphics, Denver Art Museum

    Michael J. Henry, executive director, Lighthouse Writers Workshop

    Grab a drink and join the Clyfford Still Museum for this fast-paced program full of images that provide a contextual backdrop for the exhibition 1959: The Albright-Knox Art Gallery Exhibition Recreated. Local scholars and specialists from a variety of disciplines will present using the PechaKucha format (twenty slides at twenty seconds per slide) to illustrate the era in six minutes and forty seconds each. Don't miss this creative and entertaining evening.

    Reception from 6:00-7:00pm. Light hors d'oeuvres. Cash bar.

    If you registered and are unable to attend, please notify us so we can open additional registrations.

    THIS PROGRAM IS NOW SOLD OUT

FEATURED PROGRAMS

  • LAWN CONCERT: SPRINGDALE QUARTET
    Clyfford Still Museum Forecourt
    Friday, June 6, 2014
    5:30 P.M - 7:30 P.M.

    Clyfford Still Museum and the Swallow Hill Music Association are pleased to present three free summer lawn concerts in the Museum’s forecourt. Bring a blanket and picnic and join us to celebrate summer in the city.

    Springdale Quartet

    The sound and style of Colorado’s Springdale Quartet, rooted in jazz and blues traditions, have been described
as vintage yet contemporary. Drawing additionally from the musical institutions of heavy organ, upbeat funk, and progressive rock, Springdale’s live show is anything but antiquated—in fact,
it’s dance music! Springdale Quartet
has performed at some of Colorado’s
most prominent venues and festivals alongside acts including Maceo Parker, Soulive, The Bad Plus, the Benevento/ Russo Duo, Kyle Hollingsworth, The
New Mastersounds, and Karl Denson.

    Free outdoor concerts and free Museum admission from 5–8 p.m.
    Lawn concerts are sponsored in part by Left Hand Brewing Company and Imbibe.

                         

  • Distilled: Play
    Clyfford Still Museum
    Friday, June 20, 2014
    5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

     

    Oh Heck Yeah, an Immersive Street Arcade, and the Clyfford Still Museum partner in diSTILLed: Play—not your traditional Museum experience! Play croquet on the Museum’s lawn and video games on LED screens inside the Museum. Be among the first to see the Museum’s new exhibition, The Art of Conservation: Understanding Clyfford Still, test your conservation skills, and win prizes with a pop quiz.

    diSTILLed is sponsored in part by 5280 Magazine and and Boulder Beer. 

     

  • One Painting at a Time
    Clyfford Still Museum | Lanny and Sharon Martin Galleries
    Wednesday, June 25, 2014
    1 p.m.

    PH-118, 1947
    
From painting storage


    Senga Negundi, visual, mixed media and performing artist

    One Painting at a Time is a signature program that challenges participants to look beyond their first impression and spend quality time with a single painting. Join us for reflection and conversation as we delve into another of the Museum’s 825 paintings.

    Free with Museum admission.
    Due to the popularity of this free program, advance registration is required.

  • The Value of Age: 
A Conservator’s Dilemma
    Clyfford Still Museum | Anschutz Foundation Atrium
    Thursday, June 26, 2014
    6:30 P.M.

    James Squires, chief conservator of paintings

    The restoration 
and conservation of artworks has a long and controversial history. From the display of half-cleaned pictures at the Louvre to the cleaning of Rembrandt’s Night Watch and Michelangelo’s Sistine Ceiling, “crimes against art” have been well documented. Significant questions arise regarding the extent of appropriate treatment and how it is undertaken, and whether conservation intervention is needed. The decision- making process is multifaceted, taking into consideration the materials the artist used to create the artwork, the environment, and educated conjecture as to how the artwork may have originally looked.

    In this talk, James Squires will recount the history of these controversies, present how conservators today make treatment decisions, and discuss how he addresses these issues with Clyfford Still’s paintings.

    $10 public | $7 Museum members

    Museum doors open for program at 6 p.m.
    Lanny and Sharon Martin Galleries will remain open for 30 minutes following
 the program.

  • LAWN CONCERT: JAYME STONE
    Clyfford Still Museum forecourt
    Friday, July 11, 2014
    5:30 P.M. - 7:30 P.M.

    Clyfford Still Museum and the Swallow Hill Music Association are pleased to present three free summer lawn concerts in the Museum’s forecourt. Bring a blanket and picnic and join us to celebrate summer in the city.

    Jayme Stone

    Two-time Juno-winning banjoist, composer, and instigator, Jayme Stone makes music inspired by sounds from around the world, bridging folk, jazz and chamber music. His award- winning albums both defy and honor the banjo’s long role in the world’s music, turning historical connections into compelling soundscapes.

    Free outdoor concerts and free Museum admission from 5–8 p.m.
    Lawn concerts are sponsored in part by Left Hand Brewing Company and Imbibe.

                       

  • Colorado Symphony String Quartet
    Clyfford Still Museum | Anschutz Foundation Atrium
    Wednesday, July 23, 2014
    6:30 P.M.

    Inspired by Clyfford Still’s passion for classical music, once again this summer musicians from the Colorado Symphony’s string section present an evening of chamber music at the Clyfford Still Museum. Each year, this special concert has sold out, so early ticket purchase is encouraged! 1944 Society and Colorado Symphony Remix members are invited
to a special reception prior to the program.

    $32 public | $28 Museum and Colorado Symphony Remix members

    Advance tickets on sale for Clyfford Still Museum and Remix members May 5, 2014
    Public tickets on sale May 12, 2014

    Museum doors open for program at 6 p.m.
    Lanny and Sharon Martin Galleries will remain open for 30 minutes following
the program.

  • One Painting at a Time
    Clyfford Still Museum | Lanny and Sharon Martin Galleries
    Wednesday, July 30, 2014
    1:00 P.M.

    PH-660, 1968

    From painting storage

    Joanne Burney, artist and teacher at the Art Students League of Denver

    One Painting at a Time is a signature program that challenges participants to look beyond their first impression and spend quality time with a single painting. Join us for reflection and conversation as we delve into another of the Museum’s 825 paintings.

    Free with Museum admission.
    Due to the popularity of this free program, advance registration is required.

  • diStilled: Shift
    Clyford Still Museum
    Friday, August 8, 2014
    5:00- 8:00 p.m.

    Celebrate Denver’s bike culture at diSTILLed: Shift, and get ready for the 2014 USA Pro Cycling Challenge.

    Tickets to diSTILLed events are limited and start at $15. Participants must be 21 or older. 

          

  • One Painting at a Time
    Clyfford Still Museum | Lanny and Sharon Martin Galleries
    Wednesday, August 27, 2014
    1:00 P.M.

    PH-61, 1952
    From The Art of Conservation: Understanding Clyfford Still

    James Squires, chief conservator of paintings

    One Painting at a Time is a signature program that challenges participants to look beyond their first impression and spend quality time with a single painting. Join us for reflection and conversation as we delve into another of the Museum’s 825 paintings.

    Free with Museum admission.
    Due to the popularity of this free program, advance registration is required.

SPECIAL EVENTS

  • CONSERVATORS AT WORK
    Clyfford Still Museum | Lanny and Sharon Martin Galleries
    Tuesday, June 24, 2014
    1:00 P.M. - 3:00 P.M.

    Join James Squires, Clyfford Still Museum chief conservator and curator
 of The Art of Conservation: Understanding Clyfford Still, and Pam Skiles, associate conservator of paintings, Denver Art Museum, in the galleries for a look at some of the latest treatments. Learn about conservation in-situ from the pros.

    Free with Museum admission
.
    No reservations required.

  • CONSERVATORS AT WORK
    Clyfford Still Museum | Lanny and Sharon Martin Galleries
    Tuesday, July 8, 2014
    1:00 P.M. - 3:00 P.M.

    Join James Squires, Clyfford Still Museum chief conservator and curator
 of The Art of Conservation: Understanding Clyfford Still, and Pam Skiles, associate conservator of paintings, Denver Art Museum, in the galleries for a look at some of the latest treatments. Learn about conservation in-situ from the pros.

    Free with Museum admission
.
    No reservations required.

  • CONSERVATORS AT WORK
    Clyfford Still Museum | Lanny and Sharon Martin Galleries
    Tuesday, July 22, 2014
    1:00 P.M. - 3:00 P.M.

    Join James Squires, Clyfford Still Museum chief conservator and curator
 of The Art of Conservation: Understanding Clyfford Still, and Pam Skiles, associate conservator of paintings, Denver Art Museum, in the galleries for a look at some of the latest treatments. Learn about conservation in-situ from the pros.

    Free with Museum admission
.
    No reservations required.

  • CONSERVATORS AT WORK
    Clyfford Still Museum | Lanny and Sharon Martin Galleries
    Tuesday, August 5, 2014
    1:00 P.M. - 3:00 P.M.

    Join James Squires, Clyfford Still Museum chief conservator and curator
 of The Art of Conservation: Understanding Clyfford Still, and Pam Skiles, associate conservator of paintings, Denver Art Museum, in the galleries for a look at some of the latest treatments. Learn about conservation in-situ from the pros.

    Free with Museum admission
.
    No reservations required.

  • CONSERVATORS AT WORK
    Clyfford Still Museum | Lanny and Sharon Martin Galleries
    Tuesday, August 19, 2014
    1:00 P.M. - 3:00 P.M.

    Join James Squires, Clyfford Still Museum chief conservator and curator
 of The Art of Conservation: Understanding Clyfford Still, and Pam Skiles, associate conservator of paintings, Denver Art Museum, in the galleries for a look at some of the latest treatments. Learn about conservation in-situ from the pros.

    Free with Museum admission
.
    No reservations required.

FILM/STILL

  • FILM/STILL 1959: A Golden Year for the Silver Screen
    Sie FilmCenter
    Thursday, May 8, 2014
    May 8, 2014 - May 11, 2014
    Opening talk and film 7:00 p.m. (Screening times vary. See listings for schedule.)

    Opening Talk:

    To kick off the 1959 Film Festival and to introduce Some Like It Hot (Billy Wilder, 1959), the American Film Institute’s number-one comedy of all time, professor Melinda Barlow, Ph.D., will offer a multimedia presentation exploring the major fears, dreams, issues, and events that shaped the tumultuous ’50s. From the postwar hope for peace and prosperity to the growing fear of communist infiltration, from images of sexual and racial repression to the first stirrings of social change, the 1950s were an extraordinary decade that left an enduring imprint on American film.

    Sie FilmCenter
    Single film-$12 public; $10 Clyfford Still Museum and Denver Film Society members
    1959 Film Festival pass: $55 public; $45 Clyfford Still Museum and Denver Film Society members
    Visit denverfilm.org for tickets.

    Tickets to all film/Still screenings are available beginning March 3, 2014, at denverfilm.org.

    1959 Film Festival
    Thursday, May 8–Sunday, May 11, 2014

    May 8, 7 p.m.
    Some Like it Hot (Billy Wilder, 1959, 122 minutes)
    When two musicians witness a mob hit, they flee the state disguised as women in an all-female band until further complications set in.

    May 9, 7 p.m.
    The Hudsucker Proxy (Joel Coen, 1994, 111 minutes)
    A naïve business graduate becomes president of a manufacturing company as part of a stock scam.

    May 9, 9:30 p.m.
    Plan 9 From Outer Space (Edward D. Wood Jr., 1959, 79 minutes)
    Aliens resurrect dead humans as zombies and vampires to stop humankind from creating the Solaranite (a sort of sun-driven bomb).

    May 10, 2 p.m.
    Shadows (John Cassavetes, 1959, 87 minutes)
    Cassavetes’ jazz-scored improvisational film explores interracial friendships and relationships in 1950s New York City.

    May 10, 4 p.m.
    North by Northwest (Alfred Hitchcock, 1959, 136 minutes)
    Foreign spies mistake a hapless New York advertising executive for a government agent, pursuing him across the country while he looks for a way to survive.

    May 10, 7:30 p.m.
    The 400 Blows (Francois Truffaut, 1959, 99 minutes)
    An intensely touching story of a misunderstood young adolescent who, left without attention, delves into a life of petty crime.

    May 11, 2 p.m.
    In Cold Blood (Richard Brooks, 1967, 134 minutes)
    After a botched robbery results in the brutal murder of a rural family, two drifters elude police, in the end coming to terms with their own mortality and the repercussions of their vile atrocity.

PUBLIC TOUR

  • Public Tour: Still's Visual Vocabulary
    Clyfford Still Museum
    Tuesday, May 6, 2014
    1 P.M.

    Clyfford Still Museum guides are specifically trained facilitators with advanced degrees in art history. Join us for a complimentary tour led by a Museum guide which will explore the visual vocabulary Clyfford Still used throughout the course of his artistic career. No reservations required.

  • Public Tour: 1959
    Clyfford Still Museum
    Tuesday, June 3, 2014
    1 P.M.

    Join us for a complimentary tour of our special exhibition 1959: The Albright-Knox Art Gallery Recreated. Led by a Museum guide, this discussion-based tour will consider highlights from the exhibition as well as extensive archival materials from the Clyfford Still Museum Archives. No reservations required.