Conceived for both the interested public and specialist scholars, the Clyfford Still Museum Research Center (CSMRC) encourages and supports humanities-based engagement with the Clyfford Still Museum collections and its archives.
Led by Dr. David Anfam, CSM Senior Consulting Curator, the Research Center facilitates research across disciplines, prepares and distributes scholarly publications, conducts symposia and a broad range of other public programs, and offers a competitive fellowship program.
Collaborations with other institutions, both in and outside of Colorado, are a key part of the Research Center’s mission. Scholars and fellows have opportunities to access other collections, including the holdings of the adjacent Denver Public Library (DPL) and the Denver Art Museum (DAM). Additionally, CSM has developed other institutional partners, including the 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.
The CSMRC also aims to uphold the intellectual breadth that Clyfford Still maintained, ranging from an interest in music and philosophy to literature and history.