Behind the Scenes at the DAM

Join Curators from New York, Texas & Denver for a Conversation About Artist Clyfford Still

Clyfford Still’s relationship with the Albright-Knox Art Gallery began in the mid-1950s and continued until his death, culminating in his unprecedented gift of 31 paintings to the gallery in 1964. On February 26, the Clyfford Still Museum brings together two individuals who worked extensively at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery with the art of Clyfford Still for "Clyfford Still and the Albright-Knox Art Gallery: A Conversation."

During his time at the Albright-Knox, Michael Auping (currently chief curator of the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth) co-organized the exhibition, Clyfford Still: The Buffalo and San Francisco Collections (1993). That exhibition was likely the first and last time these two groups of works, each carefully chosen by Still, were brought together. Moderated by Dean Sobel, Director of the Clyfford Still Museum, Michael Auping and Doug Dreishpoon, chief curator of the Albright-Knox Art Gallery in Buffalo, New York, will engage in a conversation recounting memories and anecdotes of their involvement with Clyfford Still.

Watch this video with Doug Dreishpoon, Albright-Knox Art Gallery chief curator; Louis Grachos, former director of Albright-Knox Art Gallery (2002-2012); and Dean Sobel, Clyfford Still Museum director, for a little context about Still’s relationship with the Albright-Knox Art Gallery. It also provides sneak peeks of archival ephemera on view in the exhibition and a prelude to the conversation on February 26.

Details:

Clyfford Still Museum Winter Keynote

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

6:30 pm

Sharp Auditorium at the Denver Art Museum

$12 public; $8 Clyfford Still Museum members

Visit clyffordstillmuseum.org for tickets.

Images: Michael Auping (left) and Doug Dreishpoon (right)

Victoria Eastburn is director of education and programs at the Clyfford Still Museum.