Civic Center Cultural Complex | Denver, Colorado

The Clyfford Still Museum was designed by Allied Works Architecture in 2011. The debate over the relationship of container and contents in museum design found harmony in a building devoted to the work of the Abstract Expressionist painter Clyfford Still. This quiet, ribbed, cast-in-place concrete building invites light inside to showcase the work. Its boxy simplicity also stands in sharp contrast to the dramatic shape and shimmering protruding walls of its more massive neighbor.

The History Colorado Center was designed by the Denver firm of  Tryba Architects in 2012. Displaced by construction of the Ralph L. Carr Colorado Judicial Center, the Colorado Historical Society found a new location on the block south of its original site. Here, a beautiful Neo-Modern stone and glass structure was designed. This LEED Certified building is a dynamic tourist destination, a hub for learning, a thought-provoking center for civic conversation, and an environment that encourages an inspirational journey into the future by understanding the past. History Colorado is a Smithsonian Affiliate, and Smithsonian Affiliations Director Harold Closter described the History Colorado Center as . . .

the first great history museum of the twenty-first century.

The building houses core and traveling exhibitions, education/public programs, the Office of Archaeology and Historic Preservation, the State Historical Fund, the Stephen H. Hart Research Library, and other History Colorado functions. For more information on the Hisotry Colorado Center, visit: History Colorado

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