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Photos, files, and papers from the Clyfford Still Museum Archives
Photos, files, and papers from the Clyfford Still Museum Archives
Items from Clyfford Still Archives

Research Center 2013-2018

The Clyfford Still Museum Research Center (2013-2018) facilitated research across disciplines, prepared and distributed scholarly publications, conducted symposia and a broad range of other public programs, and offered a competitive fellowship program. For more information on the current research at CSM, learn more about the Institute.

Collaborations with other institutions, both in and outside of Colorado, were key parts of the Research Center’s mission. Scholars had opportunities to access other collections, including the holdings of the adjacent Denver Public Library (DPL) and the Denver Art Museum (DAM). Additionally, CSM developed other institutional partners, including the Buffalo AKG Art Museum (formerly Albright-Knox Art Gallery) in Buffalo and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA), both of which have extensive Still holdings and archives; the San Francisco Art Institute, where Still taught during the late 1940s; and the University of Denver.

Past Research Center Senior Fellows:

2017 and 2018
James Clarke, Composer
Based in London, England
Archival and collections research as background and preparation for an original symphonic composition inspired by Still’s art

Professor James Clarke is a pioneering composer in the field of contemporary classical music. He graduated with a degree in the scientific analysis of music at the University of London and a doctorate in philosophy at the University of Leeds. After teaching engagements in the UK, Germany and Austria, he was appointed Professor of Music at the University of Baku and is also an Associate Fellow at the Institute of Musical Research, University of London. His music has been performed in major concert halls and festivals of contemporary music in over 40 countries. He has a special interest in the formal and intellectual relationships between abstract visual art and music.

Allan Antliff, PhD
Department of Art History and Visual Studies, University of Victoria; Victoria, British Columbia
Clyfford Still and the relation of U.S. and U.K. artists to anarchism during the 1940s and 1950s
Clyfford Still on the Margins of Anarchy

Past Research Center Junior Fellows:

Kimberly R. Roberts
Affiliate Professor, Art History, Theory & Criticism, Metropolitan State University of Denver
Clyfford Still’s relationship to photography and photographic history