Dialogue and Defiance — Part IV: Action Painting and Independence
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by Sanya Andersen-Vie
6d ago
Dialogue and Defiance: Clyfford Still and the Abstract Expressionists considers the nuanced ways in which Clyfford Still was part of an artists’ community in the late 1940s and early 1950s, despite his protestations to the contrary, and how his paintings, through their scale and composition, promote ideas of community. This video series dives deeper into exhibition themes and supporting research. Part IV features guest curator Valerie Hellstein on action painting and Clyfford Still’s value of independence. The post Dialogue and Defiance — Part IV: Action Painting and Independence appeared f ..read more
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Dialogue and Defiance — Part III: 15 Americans and The Club
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by Sanya Andersen-Vie
1w ago
Dialogue and Defiance: Clyfford Still and the Abstract Expressionists considers the nuanced ways in which Clyfford Still was part of an artists’ community in the late 1940s and early 1950s, despite his protestations to the contrary, and how his paintings, through their scale and composition, promote ideas of community. This video series dives deeper into exhibition themes and supporting research. Part III features guest curator Valerie Hellstein as she discusses the 1952 exhibition 15 Americans at MoMA and happenings at The Club. The post Dialogue and Defiance — Part III: 15 Americans and T ..read more
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Dialogue and Defiance — Part II: Relationships with Artists
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by Sanya Andersen-Vie
1w ago
  Dialogue and Defiance: Clyfford Still and the Abstract Expressionists considers the nuanced ways in which Clyfford Still was part of an artists’ community in the late 1940s and early 1950s, despite his protestations to the contrary, and how his paintings, through their scale and composition, promote ideas of community. This video series dives deeper into exhibition themes and supporting research. Part II features guest curator Valerie Hellstein as she reveals the nature of Clyfford Still’s relationships with other artists of Still’s time and their influence on each other. The post Di ..read more
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CSM’s Nicole Cromartie selected as Getty Museum Scholar
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by Sanya Andersen-Vie
1w ago
The Clyfford Still Museum congratulates Nicole Cromartie, our director of learning and engagement, on being selected to be a Museum Guest Scholar at the Getty in 2025. Her research is focused on evaluating early learning in museum settings, sharing curatorial authority with young children, and the benefits of museum experiences for young visitors from birth to 14 months. She will be in residence at the Getty from April to June 2025, focusing on Building a Community of Research and Practice on Young Children and Art Museums. Nicole Cromartie The Getty Scholars Program supports researchers in a ..read more
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Dialogue and Defiance: Clyfford Still and the Abstract Expressionists — Part I: Meet The Curator
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by Sanya Andersen-Vie
2w ago
Dialogue and Defiance: Clyfford Still and the Abstract Expressionists considers the nuanced ways in which Clyfford Still was part of an artists’ community in the late 1940s and early 1950s, despite his protestations to the contrary, and how his paintings, through their scale and composition, promote ideas of community. This video series dives deeper into exhibition themes and supporting research. Part I is an introduction to guest curator Valerie Hellstein as she shares behind-the-scenes anecdotes of the curatorial process and her favorite Clyfford Still painting. The post Dialogue and Def ..read more
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Video Preview: Dialogue and Defiance: Clyfford Still and the Abstract Expressionists
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by Sanya Andersen-Vie
1M ago
Clyfford Still withdrew his paintings from the Betty Parsons Gallery in 1951, refusing to participate in a market prioritizing the fame of an artist and the price of their artworks. The following year, he surprised many by agreeing to participate in a group show at the Museum of Modern Art. His rationale for doing so was because the curator, Dorothy Miller, agreed to show Still’s works together in their own gallery. As Still saw it, his work could be viewed on its own terms and not in direct comparison to other artists—but visitors could still see the scope of American painting in the mid-ce ..read more
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Clyfford Still Museum explores the artist’s community in a new guest-curated exhibition, Dialogue and Defiance: Clyfford Still and the Abstract Expressionists
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by Sanya Andersen-Vie
1M ago
Denver, CO – May 1, 2024 – The Clyfford Still Museum (CSM) will open Dialogue and Defiance: Clyfford Still and the Abstract Expressionists, guest curated by scholar Valerie Hellstein, on May 10 for Museum members and May 11 for the public. The exhibition considers the nuanced ways Clyfford Still was part of an artists’ community in the late 1940s and early 1950s, despite his protestations. The fiercely independent Still disdained the commercialized art world and did not think highly of artists who participated. In line with these views, Still withdrew his paintings from the Betty Parsons Gall ..read more
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Committee selects first round of fellows for new Clyfford Still Museum Institute Residential Fellowship Program
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by Sanya Andersen-Vie
1M ago
Denver, CO – April 29, 2024 – A committee chose five fellows from different study areas to participate in the Clyfford Still Museum’s (CSM) first Institute Residential Fellowship Program from July 21 to August 11 in Denver. The program focuses on three pillars of study: art, education, and social enterprise. “Clyfford Still left his collection to an American city, and Patricia Still ultimately chose Denver as its home,” said Joyce Tsai, CSM director. “As CSM embarks on its second decade, we ask how we might draw strength from Still’s extraordinary gift. We have established the Institute Resid ..read more
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Program Recording: Talk – Susan F. Lake
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by Sanya Andersen-Vie
2M ago
In 2008, 28 years after Clyfford Still’s death, Susan F. Lake and Barbara A. Ramsay were the first conservators given access to examine and study the large collection of paintings in the Clyfford Still and Patricia A. Still estate. Coming out of this extensive research project, Clyfford Still: The Artist’s Materials, provides a detailed account of the artist’s methods, materials, and techniques. Known as a great translator of conservation science, Lake shared her research and findings in the Clyfford Still Museum lobby on March 20, 2024. The post Program Recording: Talk – Susan F. Lake appe ..read more
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Clyfford Still Museum to close conservation-themed exhibition on April 28 and open brief Interlude show on April 30
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by Sanya Andersen-Vie
2M ago
Denver, CO – April 2, 2024 – The Clyfford Still Museum (CSM) will close the exhibition Spotlight: Inside Collections Care and Conservation on April 28 and open a week-long Interlude show on April 30. On the closing day of Spotlight, CSM will offer free admission from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. for SCFD Free Day. The Museum staff recommends reserving the SCFD Free Day tickets online in advance, but walk-ins are welcome. Tickets will be available online one week before the SCFD Free Day. Additionally, CSM will host art-making activities and performances on its outdoor forecourt during the city-wide cele ..read more
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