Join us in celebrating ten years of free inStill Gallery Experiences for grades K-12 at the Clyfford Still Museum!
Your gift today will support the more than 5,000 students who explore their creativity each year at the Clyfford Still Museum. Thank you!
About the Clyfford Still Museum
Considered one of the most important painters of the 20th century, Clyfford Still (1904–1980) was among the first generation of Abstract Expressionist artists. The Clyfford Still Museum collection represents more than 93 percent of the artist’s lifetime output, including approximately 3,125 works created between 1920 and 1980, as well as his complete archives.
The award-winning two-story, 28,500-square-foot Clyfford Still Museum was designed specifically to display Still’s art and is home to nearly everything Clyfford Still created. Located in the heart of Denver’s vibrant Golden Triangle Creative District, the Museum offers nine beautiful galleries of Still’s art, historic photos, objects, and letters from the Clyfford Still Archives, interactive features, tranquil outdoor terraces, views into storage and conservation areas, a hands-on art creation studio, shopping, exciting programs and events, and more.
The Museum offers free days every month and is always free for ages 17 and under. Programs for adults, students, and young children and their caregivers are offered throughout each month and are free with admission. To learn more about upcoming programs, visit Clyfford Still Museum - Events.
The extraordinary collection of art and archives housed in the Clyfford Still Museum was given to the City and County of Denver by the artist's widow in 2008 in keeping with his will. Colorado Gives Day is the perfect opportunity for you to be a part of ensuring that more people of all ages have the opportunity to explore Denver's very own Clyfford Still Museum.
inStill K-12 Gallery Experiences
The Clyfford Still Museum has provided programming for young audiences, schools, and families since 2014, in keeping with our institutional commitment to excellence in arts education, serving the teaching community at large, and robustly engaging new and historically excluded audiences. This school year, we also celebrate the tenth anniversary of our inStill School Experiences. Since the program began, we have served more than 36,000 students and 227 schools.
CSM’s inStill experiences provide free gallery experiences, as well as school-based and virtual options. By using a student-led workshop model, students develop and share interpretations of Still’s art, uncover historical context, and create their own artistic responses while pondering big ideas about art and self-expression. In addition to serving students, we offer learning labs, professional development, and enrichment opportunities for teachers and teachers in training.
Watch the video below to hear about the impact of inStill on students and teachers.
Learn more by clicking the About inStilltab on the top of the page.
As the steward of Clyfford Still's art and legacy, the Clyfford Still Museum's mission is to:
- Preserve, exhibit, study, and foster engagement with its unique collections;
- Generate outstanding exhibitions, scholarly research, educational and other cross-disciplinary programs that broaden the definition of a "single-artist" museum; and
- Be a gathering place for the exploration of innovation and individual artistic endeavor.