It's time all you cultural slackers learned a thing or two about Clyfford Still. He's not as well-known as some of his flashier abstract-expressionist contemporaries, but the reclusive twentieth-century painter's legacy is poised to become a local treasure with the news that the City of Denver which already cut a deal with Still's widow to acquire more than 2,000 works from the artist's estate has chosen a site for the Clyfford Still Museum, which will open its doors just west of the Denver Art Museum in 2009. Surely that will give you enough time to get educated.
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Here's help. Museum project director Gene Sobel will fill the public in on the basic Still facts with a lecture titled "Who Is Clyfford Still
and Why Does He Matter?" tonight at 6 p.m. at the Walnut Foundry, 3002 Walnut Street; then, on April 3, David Anfam, a London-based authority on abstract expressionism, will go into further depth, also at the Walnut starting at 6 p.m. Both events are free, but reservations are required; to RSVP, send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, call 720-865-4317 or visit www.clyffordstillmuseum.org.
Fri., March 14, 6 p.m., 2008