Clyfford Still Museum – Denver, Colorado

The Clyfford Still Museum was designed specifically to display Clyfford Still’s artworks and is home to nearly everything Clyfford Still created.

I was attempting to visit The Denver Art Museum, when I accidentally happened upon this museum located just a block away. Since I felt God led me there, I decided to stay and am so glad that I did! I was able to visit The DAM another day instead.

The heart of man plans his way, but the LORD establishes his steps.

Proverbs 16:9

I love seeing where God leads me. I feel like He seeks to delight me in surprises. Thanks to His plan, I was able to enjoy this peaceful gallery of awe-inspiring art! I meditated in a few of the rooms and spent much more time simply taking in the beauty of this space than I anticipated. This really is a great place to find meaning and ponder life (if you are into that sort of thing).




~1.5 hours

Monday: Closed

Tuesday-Sunday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Christmas Day & New Year’s Day: Closed


Adults: $10

Seniors (65+): $8

17 & Under: Free – tickets required

College Students & Teachers (ID required): $6

A Decade of Discovery:
Clyfford Still in Denver

October 15, 2021 – March 6, 2022

Inspired by the Museum’s inaugural exhibition, A Decade of Discovery: Clyfford Still in Denver highlights some of the most compelling revelations uncovered about the collection since CSM opened in 2011. A Decade of Discovery includes photographs of lost paintings, mysterious artworks found during inventory, and conservation-related breakthroughs. These never-before-shown elements cast Still’s art, process, and legacy in a new light. Discover expanded information about Still’s earliest years, family, and a few architectural quirks unearthed about the building. Find new perspectives from a variety of voices in the expanded exhibition text. Enjoy new interpretive elements and approaches designed to engage families with young children included in the galleries.


Museum & Artist

Clyfford Still Museum

The Clyfford Still Museum is a minimalist showcase for the large-scale paintings & archives of the namesake Abstract Expressionist. He invented a new way to paint and continues to inspire artists today. Clyfford Still (1904-1980) had a unique artistic vision and was unwilling to compromise it for money or recognition.

Self portrait of Clyfford Still

The Evolution of Clyfford Still

As he evolved as an artist, Still’s works transitioned from outdoor scenes, people, and machinery to more abstract shapes, colors, and lines to express an idea or feeling. He painted on huge canvases to invite viewers to experience and be absorbed by them. Still did not name his works because he wanted people to make their own interpretations.

Still thought the best way to experience his art was by seeing it all in one place. Designed specifically to display Clyfford Still’s work, the 28,500 square-foot museum is home to approximately 3,125 pieces representing more than 93% of his lifetime of work. View more than 2,500 works in the Online Collection.

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