Last week I checked out the one month old Clyfford Still Museum in Denver. While I am not a big fan of abstract art, I am glad I visited the museum as I now have a better appreciation for Clyfford Still – one of the most important American artists of the 20th century.
I liked this guy’s early work – especially his series of paintings of American laborers (see photo above). Clyfford Still had much empathy for the working class. He refused to idealize workers as was done by other artists at the time. His later works are more abstract but interesting nevertheless.
Another highlight of this small museum was the interactive display on the first floor. Users can learn how world events influenced art at that time and in particular, the artist himself.
The building itself is an impressive work of contemporary architecture. I liked the concrete walls and latticed concrete ceiling which allows different tonalities of light to emerge into the museum throughout the day.
The Clyfford Still Museum is located next to the excellent Denver Art Museum. Click here for more information on this new museum in Denver.