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Abstract Expressionism: American Artistic Triumph

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photograph of Abstract Expressionist Painter Clyfford Still

Photograph of Clyfford Still, 1951, Photo By Hans Namuth. Published in the Rocky Mountain News August 7, 2004 upon announcement of Denver's acquisition of Still's artwork for the Clyfford Still Museum 

Getting Started

Begin your research by brainstorming keywords - the words and phrases you’ll use to search for books, articles, websites, government documents, and other resources. These may include names of people and places or historical concepts like eras and movements. A librarian can suggest “subject headings” to find the most relevant resources.

Example Keywords & Catalog Subject Headings

Willem de Kooning
Helen Frankenthaler
Lee Krasner
Agnes Martin
Joan Mitchell
Robert Motherwell
Barnett Newman
Jackson Pollock
Robert Rauschenberg
Mark Rothko
Clyfford Still

Genealogy, African American and Western History Resources

The Western History & Genealogy department focuses on Colorado and the West. These materials do not check out, but are available to view on Floor 5 of the Central Library.

The Blair Caldwell African American Research Library archives and reference collection contain primary and secondary source materials about African Americans who helped shape the West. These materials do not check out, but are available to view at the Blair Caldwell library. Email askblaircaldwell@denverlibrary.org or call 720-865-2401 for more information.

Database/Online Resources

Library databases are online collections of information, organized for research. Databases contain articles, eBooks, images, maps, primary sources and more. If you don’t have a library card, register online for immediate access to these resources.The following recommended databases are available on our Research and Teen Social Studies pages.

Explora for Teens

Look up articles, facts and primary sources for research papers, class projects or homework. Get information from trustworthy sources that you can cite in your papers. Designed with students and educators in mind. 

Available in library or with library card.

Internet Sources

Before using information you find on the internet for assignments and research, it is important to establish that the information comes from a reliable and appropriate source. The following websites, from government, academic and nonprofit organizations, have been evaluated for authority, accuracy, content and currency.

The Art Story: Modern Art Insight
Clyfford Still Museum

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