Gallery view of Shade: Clyfford Still / Mark Bradford

Shade: Clyfford Still/Mark Bradford

Grades 7–12

Students will be asked to think critically about material, technique, and influence in the exhibition Shade: Clyfford Still/Mark Bradford. It juxtaposes work by contemporary artist Mark Bradford with abstract expressionist Clyfford Still.

Image: Gallery view of Shade: Clyfford Still/Mark Bradford at the Denver Art Museum, part of this two-venue exhibition organized in collaboration with the Clyfford Still Museum.


  • Tuesday–Friday at 9:45, 10:15, 11:15 & 11:45 am, one hour


FREE for students; free for chaperones. One chaperone needed for every 10 students. Divide class into groups of 10.

Colorado Academic Standards (see more)

  • Visual Arts
    • Observe and Learn to Comprehend
    • Relate and Connect to Transfer
    • Envision and Critique to Reflect
  • Language Arts
    • Oral Expression and Listening
    • Research and Reasoning
  • Science
    • Physical Science
      • Students know and understand common properties, forms, and changes in matter and energy
  • Mathematics
    • Shape, Dimension, and Geometric Relationships

21st Century Skills

  • Collaboration
  • Critical Thinking & Reasoning
  • Information Literacy
  • Invention
  • Self-Direction