Wednesday, July 26, 2006
the semi-finalists for the new clyfford still museum have been announced. once again mary voelz-chandler from the rocky mountain news is on top of the story.
the short list is as follows:
allied works architecture
diller scofidio + renfro
ohlhausen dubois architects
a very impressive list to say the least.
the story behind how the museum came to denver is an intriguing one. upon his death still's widow traveled around the usa, in search of a city best suited to house the works within the clyfford still estate [a collection of over 2100 paintings, sketches & sculpture]. denver appealed to her more than any other city, and a site was selected adjacent to the the new denver art museum expansion designed by daniel libeskind.
the museum is scheduled to open in 2009.
wikipedia on clyfford still.