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Art Matters Lecture with Joyce Tsai - Gift to an American City: The Past, Future, and Present of the Clyfford Still Museum

Thursday, October 5, 2023
5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Santa Barbara Museum of Art
Mary Craig Auditorium

Joyce Tsai, Ph.D.
Director, Clyfford Still Museum

The American Abstract Expressionist artist, Clyfford Still, held on to 93% of everything he ever made and willed this extraordinary corpus, not to an existing art museum or gallery, to an unnamed American city. In so doing, he invests his art with civic potential. Joyce Tsai, director of the Clyfford Still Museum will illuminate the ways her institution seeks to fulfill that ambition.

Generous support for Art Matters is provided by the SBMA Women’s Board.

credit: Children responding to a painting by Clyfford Still, PH-1049, 1977, oil on canvas, 114 x 172 inches, Clyfford Still Museum, Denver. Photo credit: Joyce Tsai.