Construction Begins on Clyfford Still Museum

A rendering of the Clyfford Still Museum, designed by Brad Cloepfil of Allied Works Architecture

Be Still our hearts! Yesterday saw the groundbreaking ceremonies for the Clyfford Still Museum, which will serve as a cantilevered concrete home for the more than 2,400 works bequeathed to the city of Denver by the artist’s fiercely guarded estate (now believed to encompass a whopping 94% of Still’s output, heavy on the breathtaking monumental abstraction). Designed by Brad Cloepfil of Allied Works Architecture, the 31,500-square-foot building will feature light-filled exhibition spaces on the upper level and an education center and state-of-the-art conservation laboratory on the lower level. The museum also won’t want for starchitect-designed neighbors. Located in the heart of Denver’s Civic Cultural Complex, the Clyfford Still Museum will be near the Denver Art Museum’s new Daniel Libeskind-designed Hamilton Building and the Denver Public Library, renovated and expanded by Michael Graves & Associates.