Public Programs and Events
Embers: A Live Reading of a Radio Play by Samuel BeckettClyfford Still Museum | Anschutz Foundation AtriumThursday, April 10, 20146:30 P.M.
In the late 1950s, Clyfford Still and his fellow abstract expressionists were at the height of their popularity, but theater artists were struggling to move past the constraints of realism. Perhaps none succeeded so well as Nobel Laureate Samuel Beckett, whose seminal work Waiting for Godot premiered in 1953. In the radio play, Embers, originally broadcast in 1959, Beckett's minimalism is reduced to voice and sound only, as Henry--a writer and storyteller--recollects and interprets key figures and details in his life.
$15 public | $10 Museum members
Embers will also be performed at the Arvada Center on Monday, April 14, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets for that performance can be purchased by calling 720-898-7200 or online at arvadacenter.org.
diSTILLed: RebelClyfford Still MuseumFriday, April 25, 20146-10 p.m.
Can art be an act of rebellion? Extract yourself from the workweek with diSTILLed, a regular event series featuring an eclectic mix of art, food, drink, and entertainment around a theme. CSM partners with Denver Art Museum's Untitled #66 (Rebel, Rebel) for a special evening celebrating the artists of the modern art movement. Tap you inner revolutionary and join us.
Tickets: $10 public | $5 CSM Members and Modern Masters exhibition ticket holders
Includes admission, entertainment, light appetizers and cash bar. Space is limited.
Dia del NinoClyfford Still MuseumSunday, April 27, 2014Noon - 4 P.M.
Join us to celebrate children around the world during Dia del Nino 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: 1959Clyfford Still Museum | Anschutz Foundation AtriumThursday, May 1, 20147 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.
Update: The program is now free but registration is required. Registration opens Monday, April 14, 2014. Mark your calendar as this event is expected to sell out!
If you registered and are unable to attend, please notify us so we can open additional registrations.
FILM/STILL 1959: A Golden Year for the Silver ScreenSie FilmCenterWednesday, May 7, 2014May 7, 2014 - May 11, 2014Opening talk and film 7:00 p.m. (Screening times vary. See listings for schedule.)
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.
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.
ONE PAINTING AT A TIME
One Painting at a Time: PH-223, 1956Clyfford Still Museum | Lanny and Sharon Martin GalleriesTuesday, March 11, 20142 P.M.
Join us for reflection and conversation as we delve into another of the Museum's 825 paintings. B. Erin Cole, assistant state historian at History Colorado, will discuss PH-223, 1956 from the exhibition 1959: The Albright-Knox Art Gallery Exhibition Recreated.
Free with Museum admission. Due to the popularity of this program, advance registration is required.
One Painting at a Time: PH-618, 1942Clyfford Still Museum | Lanny and Sharon Martin GalleriesTuesday, April 8, 20142 P.M.
Join us as art writer and critic Michael Paglia leads a discussion of PH-618, 1942 from painting storage as part of our signature One Painting at a Time program series. One Painting at a Time programs challenge participants to look beyond their first impression and spend quality time with a single painting.
Free with Museum admission. Due to the popularity of this program, registration is required.
Public Tour: Following the FigureClyfford Still MuseumTuesday, April 8, 20141 P.M.
Clyfford Still once stated that the figure stands behind all of his work. On this complimentary discussion-based tour led by a Museum guide, we will take a closer at look at that statement and Still's works to explore how we can find the figure in the art of Clyfford Still. No reservations required.
Public Tour: Still's Visual VocabularyClyfford Still MuseumTuesday, May 6, 20141 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: 1959Clyfford Still MuseumTuesday, June 3, 20141 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.