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.

Visiting two additions to the downtown Denver lodging scene recently brought a smile to my face.

 

Many of Colorado’s wineries are located on Colorado’s Western Slope, but Sweet Heart Winery & Event Center in Loveland is one of the exceptions. Located on 8 acres, the winery has indoor and outdoor venue options to host gatherings ranging from meetings, expos, and fundraising galas to holiday parties and networking events. The barrel room can hold up to 200, or book the entire facility for a larger affair. 

 

Triple Creek Ranch in Darby, Montana, has named Molly Smith and Kristen Snavely co-general managers of the all-inclusive luxury property situated in the Bitterroot Valley. Smith is returning to Triple Creek Ranch after a brief hiatus. Previously serving as GM for four years after working her way up from pastry chef, she has since perfected her skills at The Inn at Hastings Park in Massachusetts, another Relais & Châteaux property.