Designed by Brad Cloepfil of Allied Works Architecture, the 28,500-square-foot Clyfford Still Museum design reflects the institution’s mission to preserve, present and celebrate the work of this legendary American artist.
The building provides intimate, architecturally compelling spaces for the study and enjoyment of the museum’s extraordinary collection, which encompasses some 2,400 works spanning Clyfford Still’s career. It is one of the most comprehensive single-artist holdings in the world.
The Clyfford Still Museum is conceived as a solid, a mass of concrete, deriving its presence from the earth—a single construction that is opened up by natural light and that itself becomes the source of light for the art within. The project team’s planning, collaboration and relentless pursuit of excellence have resulted in a “concrete jewel box,” a building that itself is a work of art that enhances the visitor experience and complements Still’s work.