The recently opened Clyfford Still building has found its place in Denver. No doubt other, more established art cities were less receptive to the offer. This might be the least art-worthy one-person museum anywhere. It seems to have been more a function of a bequest than a result of the acclaim of the art-interested.
Work shown is promised to rotate, so perhaps we saw a grouping that was less than completely impressive. Museum also follows the m.o. of trying to laud Still by association, continually making exaggerated claims for him by placing him in a grouping among the distinctive artists of his era. For more worthy one-man buildings, try the Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh or the Memling Museum in Bruges, among others.
While the art might be worth only two dots, I give this museum four because of the beautiful building designed by Brad Cloepfil from Portland. An obvious follower of Louis Kahn, this building takes some of its ideas from Kahn's works in New Haven, both the Yale Art Gallery with its distinctive ceiling and the Yale Center for British Art with its striking combination of concrete against wood. In fact, there's a bit of reference to another famous New Haven building, Paul Rudolph's Art and Architecture (now housing only Architecture) with its brutalist concrete that can cause skin tears if one walks too close to it. But I don't mean to suggest that the Still Museum building isn't Cloepfil's own as he takes all these influences and imposes a delicate style--despite the prevalence of concrete. Definitely worth seeing.
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