Built to preserve and educate visitors about the art created by a firstgeneration, 20th-century Abstract Expressionist artist, Clyfford Still Museum is home to one of the most inclusive, single-artist collections in the world. The museum encompasses 825 of Still’s paintings, three sculptures, 2,300 works on paper and various archival materials.

Located in the center of Denver’s Art District, the museum provides planners with a modern venue consisting of endless open space. Designed to create a changing surface when exposed to sunlight, the massive two-story, 28,500-square-foot concrete structure is a piece of art itself.

“The Clyfford Still Museum is a blank canvas for event planners, no pun intended,” says John Eding, director of communications and marketing. “Renting the space includes full access to the galleries, giving guests a private, unique experience.”

Lack of space is an unlikely concern for most planners looking to rent the venue for personal or corporate events. The double-heighted slot corridors create an airy, open flow while connecting the second level’s nine exhibition galleries. Visitors can also admire the interpretive galleries and collection storage on the first level as well as the museum’s education facilities, library and conservation lab.

The Clyfford Still Museum can accommodate 80 guests for seated dinners, 300 for cocktails and food stations and 400 when utilizing the forecourt during the summer months. The venue is available to rent in its entirety any evening of the week and all day on Monday.

Colorado experts share how approaches are changing in their corner of the meetings and events world.

 

The International Live Events Association Denver Chapter held its May meeting at WhirlyBall in Colorado Springs. WhirlyBall combines lacrosse, hockey, basketball and bumper cars into a game that is both skill and chance. Attendees also enjoyed 12 lanes of bowling, craft beer and cocktails, and a chef-driven menu. 

 

The National Association of Catering & Events Denver Chapter gathered in May at Dry Dock Brewery – South Dock in Aurora. Tasty burgers and Dry Dock beers set the stage for learning about the history of photo booths and how they can be used creatively at events.