Dynamic Variation:

Conservation at the Clyfford Still Museum: Then to Now

Oct 28, 2021


As conservators, responsibly caring for 93% of Clyfford Still’s total body of work offers incredible opportunity but demands serious labor. This work provides unique insights into Still and compels conservators to think critically about their role in his legacy. Over the first decade of the Clyfford Still Museum, our understanding of his work has evolved and will continue in the subsequent years. CSM’s Chief Paintings Conservator and Associate Conservator of Paper will share how their initial exhilaration of unrolling paintings or discovering never-before-seen works on paper evolved into the somber understanding of their role as caretakers and physical interpreters of Still’s work. Learn more about their research and practice to limit change to Still’s artwork, ensuring the artist’s hand is the one future generations see.

This talk will take place in person in the lobby at the Clyfford Still Museum. Registration is required, and space is limited. Please tune in to the live stream on CSM’s YouTube channel if you cannot join in person.

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