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Clyfford Still Museum: Architecture that Enhances Art

Allied Works Architecture

Abstract Expressionism was the dominant art movement of the 1950s, and Clyfford Still was one of its leading proponents. But he was also a loner, who withheld his work from galleries, moved from New York to a rural retreat, and retained most of the paintings and sketches he created over six decades. In his will he stipulated that his entire estate be given to an American city willing to establish a permanent home for the study and exhibition of his art. Thirty-one years after his death, that wish has been fulfilled in Denver. The Clyfford Still Museum is a tough fusion of art and architecture, rooted in the earth and open to the sky. Brad Cloepfil of Allied Works Architecture worked closely with museum director Dean Sobel to create an ideal viewing environment for huge canvases that explode with energy, as well as smaller early works and sketches. This sober shrine to a...

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