The Clyfford Still Museum, adjacent to the Denver Art Museum, houses approximately 95 percent of the artist’s total output, one of the largest intact bodies of work of a major artist available in one location. In addition to the artworks, the museum is also home to the artist’s archives of letters, sketchbooks, manuscripts, photo albums, and personal effects.
Still was part of the first wave of Abstract Expressionist artists creating a powerful new approach to painting following World War II. The approximately 3,125 of his works, created between 1920 and 1980, are housed in a museum designed specifically to immerse the viewer in the art as the artist would have expected. Filled with natural light, galleries are designed to showcase the works in a relatively intimate setting.