The grand stair brings visitors up 15 feet from the lobby over a distance of 60' feet. The steps are made of precast concrete and handrails are blackened steel which are intended to translate the look and feel of black zinc panels around the windows on the second floor. Translucent glass guardrails were chosen to relate to the frosted panels at the clerestory. The wall next to the grand stair is finished with polished plaster. The stair's width varies from 10' at the bottom to five and a half at the top and creates a forced perspective while heightening the sense of transition from the ground level to the gallery.Upon arrival at the top of the grand stair, prepare to be confronted by the imposing red, black and ivory crags of Clyfford Still's monumental 1957-J No. 1 (PH-142). Still's uncompromising masterpiece sets the tone and sends a message: "You have reached the top of the art mountain."
Admission is free and advance tickets are not required for entry.
Reserved timed tickets may be needed for some weekends: consult the Anderson Collection website for more information.
Wednesday - Monday 11 am - 5 pm
Thursday 11 am - 8 pm