Construction is progressing nicely on the Clyfford Still Museum in Downtown Denver’s Civic Center district. The $30 million museum is scheduled to open in late 2011 and will feature rotating exhibits of some of the 2,400 items from the artist’s estate the City and County of Denver acquired several years ago. The Still Museum, along with the Ralph L. Carr Judicial Center and the History Colorado Center, represents a half billion dollars of investment under construction within a few blocks of each other.

The Museum recently released images of the final design of the building. The 30,000 SF minimalist-inspired structure, with its earth-toned concrete walls and horizontal massing, provides an appropriate and welcome counterpoint to its next-door neighbor, the titanium-clad crystalline-entity Hamilton Building of the Denver Art Museum. Here are a couple of photos:

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Or, check out this video animation tour of the future museum:

Details about the new building are available at the Clyfford Still Museum website.

Good things are happening in Downtown Denver!