The Clyfford Still Museum made be closed to the public, but fans can join in a number of FREE virtual workshops, concerts, talks and tours. Events are scheduled through July and give art aficionados of all ages a chance to both rev up their creative juices and chill out. Here’s a look at what’s planned.
Virtual Curatorial Highlights Tour
Tuesday, June 16, 12:30 p.m. to 1:15 p.m.
Did you catch the current installation of collection highlights before the Clyfford Still Museum’s temporary closure? Here’s another chance to see the exhibition and get a glimpse at the program that CSM uses to design exhibitions. Join associate curator Bailey Harberg Placzek for a free, 45-minute, virtual spin through the Clyfford Still Museum galleries as they are currently installed via Virtual Gallerie. Join on Zoom or YouTube live.
Virtual Lawn Concert: Jupiter and Okwess
Friday, June 19, 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Enjoy the first virtual summer lawn concert brought to you through a unique partnership between the Clyfford Still Museum and the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. Stream the concert, filmed live from the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage, on the Clyfford Still Museum’s Facebook page.
Jean-Pierre Bokondji, aka “Jupiter,” was born in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo and spent much of his childhood in Germany. His lyrics focus on the painful past, and how to overcome it. Jupiter’s sound is a unique combination of Afropop, traditional Congolese rhythms, funk, and rock music, which he calls Bofenia Rock.
Gathered around Jupiter are members of the Okwess: Montana (of Staff Benda Bilili) on drums; Yendé on bass; guitarists Eric and Richard; and the singer Blaise.
Art Rebels Club: Kids Summer Series
Thursdays: June 25, July 2, July 9, July 16 & July 23, 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
The Art Rebels Club is designed for rising 4th, 5th, and 6th grade students! On Thursday afternoons from June 25 through July 23, spend some time online with Clyfford Still Museum educators to learn about revolutionary kids, artists, musicians and writers, participate in movement activities and games, and just hang out and make art with other kids.
The Art Rebels Club will culminate in a showcase on July 30 for everyone to share their art with the world.
New themes each week! Week One (June 25): What is a rebel? Kids who have changed the world Week Two (July 2): Drawing Outside of the Lines Week Three (July 9): March to the Beat of Your Own Drum Week Four (July 16): Flip the Script Week Five (July 23): Who am I?
Virtual Family Tour: Color Party
Sunday, June 28, 1 p.m.
Play, create, and explore on free interactive family tours designed for children ages 5-10 and their caregivers. Virtual family tours include looking, games, movement, and instructions for art projects to do with materials at home.
This time, we will be exploring and celebrating color. Find your favorite colors in Clyfford Still’s paintings, get curious about how colors affect our emotions, and create an artwork that explores all the colors of the rainbow.
Virtual Family Tour: Feel Your Feelings
Friday, July 17, 1 p.m.
Play, create, and explore on a free, virtual interactive family tour designed for children ages 5-10 and their caregivers. The theme for July’s tour is mindfulness.
Get in touch with your breath and your feelings, move your body in response to Still’s paintings, and connect to the expressive artist inside. Every tour features looking, games, movement, and opportunities to connect with other participants.
30th Anniversary Celebration of the Americans with Disabilities Act
Sunday, July 26, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Become part of the nationwide celebration of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) at the Clyfford Still Museum. Participate in a day full of virtual accessible artmaking, performances, and adventures for visitors of all ages.
Experience the Music and Movement Workshop with Feel the Beat live at 10:30 a.m., the Phamaly Theatre Company’s Alice in Wonderland virtual teaser between 3 to 5 p.m., and access the other programs on-demand throughout the day.