Documents & Interviews Out On Loan

This page displays information about original documents from the Archives of American Art which have been loaned to other institutions for exhibition or tours. To learn more about our loan program, see Borrowing Documents for Exhibition.

Andy Warhol's 13 Most Wanted Men and the 1964 World's Fair

Queens Museum, Queens, New York
April 27, 2014- January 4, 2015

Travels to the Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Reproduction of filmstrip from Andy Warhol's <em>Eat</em>

Reproduction of Andy Warhol print <em>Couch</em>

Reproduction of Andy Warhol's panel <em>Robert Moses</em>

Andy Warhol and Jonas Mekas


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Frida Kahlo

Scuderie del Quirinale, Rome, Italy
March 20- August 31, 2014

As a part of the Firda Kahlo retrospective, the exhibition will include a photograph of Kahlo and Diego Rivera in the interior court of the Detroit Institute of Arts, Florence Arquin papers.

The exhibition will not travel.

Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera in the interior court of the Detroit Institute of Arts


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Bernard Langlais

Colby College Museum of Art, Waterville, Maine
July 19, 2014- January 4, 2015

Excerpts from the February 21, 1973 interview with Bernard Langlais conducted by Robert Brown for the Archives of American Art are included in an audio tour of the exhibition.


Pollock's Champions

Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center, East Hampton, New Yorj
August 1, 2014- October 30, 2014

Pollock's Champions explores Jackson Pollock's relationship with his longtime dealers, Peggy Guggenheim, Betty Parsons and Sidney Janis. Brochures, letters, exhibition announcements, receipts for sale and correspondence from the Betty Parsons Gallery records and personal papers and the Jackson Pollock and Lee Krasner papers are included.

The exhibition will not travel.

Jackson Pollock letter to Betty Parsons

Jackson Pollock paintings and drawings

Contract between Betty Parsons and Peggy Guggenheim regarding representation of Jackson Pollock

Peggy Guggenheim, New York, N.Y. letter to Betty Parsons, New York, N.Y.


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Salvatore Scarpitta

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C.
July 17, 2014- January 11, 2015

The exhibition focuses on Salvatore Scarpitta's sculpture and his interest in race cars and sprint car racing, as well as his relationship with Leo Castelli and his gallery. Photographs of Scarpitta and his race cars, and exhibition posters by Leo Castelli are featured in the exhibition.

This exhibition will not travel.

Bobby Essick kneeling in front of Castelli Art car no. 59

Salvatore Scarpitta in his dirt track race car, no. 59

Leo Castelli Inc. racing suit

Leo Castelli warehouse announcement for <em>Scarpitta race cars</em> exhibit


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PAAM100: A Century of Inspiration, 1914-1939

Provincetown Art Association and Museum, Provincetown, Massachusetts
August 30, 2013- January 15, 2015

The timeline show, presented in four parts, is a centennial exhibition featuring works from the Provincetown Art Association and Museum's own collection. The exhibition also features archival documents from the Archives of American Art that correspond to various artists' represented in PAAM's own collections, including Blanche Lazell, Karl Knaths, Ross Moffett, Gerrit Beneker, and Hans Hofmann among others.

This is exhibition will not travel.

Blanche Lazzell art classes announcement

Blanche Lazzell studio, interior, Provincetown, Mass.

Marguerite Thompson and William Zorach in Paris

Photograph album of Provincetown, Mass.


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James Lee Byars: ½ an Autobiography

Fundación/Colección Jumex, MuseoJumex, Ecatepec, Mexico
November 14, 2013- September 2014

The exhibition focuses on American artist James Lee Byars, and includes telegrams from Byars to famous political figures. These documents are a part of the Samuel Wagstaff papers at the Archives of American Art.

This exhibition travels to the MoMA PS1, Long Island City, New York

James Lee Byars telegram to unknown recipient

James Lee Byars telegram to Richard M. Nixon

James Lee Byars survey sent to Samuel Wagstaff

James Lee Byars telegram to Queen Elizabeth II


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Degas/Cassatt

National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
May 11- October 5, 2014

Degas/Cassatt explores the close relationship that developed between artists Edward Degas and Mary Cassatt. A letter that Cassatt wrote to Ambroise Vollard, circa 1903, provides insight into her relationship with Degas, as she writes how he influenced the techniques used in her painting Little Girl in a Blue Armchair.

This exhibition will not travel.

Mary Cassatt letter to Ambroise Vollard


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Forrest Bess: Seeing Things Invisible

The Menil Collection, Houston, Texas
April 19, 2013- September 14, 2014

The exhibition focuses on the life and career of the artist Forrest Bess. Photographs of Bess, correspondence, and his thesis are included in the exhibition, devoted to exploring Bess' inner self in relation to his art. Documents from the Betty Parsons papers and Gallery records and the Meyer Schapiro papers are included.

Travels to the Hammer Museum, University of Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, The Neuberger Museum of Art at the Purchase College State University of New York, Purchase, New York, and the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archives at the University of California Berkeley, Berkeley, California.

Forrest Bess

Installation view of the Forrest Bess exhibition at Betty Parsons Gallery

Betty Parsons letter to Forrest Bess

Forrest Bess letter to Betty Parsons


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Romare Bearden: A Black Odyssey

Organized by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Services
October 1, 2012- October 31, 2014

Excerpts from a 1968 and a 1980 interview with Romare Bearden are included in the audio tour and documentary portion of the exhibition.

Travels to Reynolda House Museum of Art, Winston-Salem, North Carolina; Amon Carter Museum, Fort Worth, Texas; Chazen Museum of Art, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin; Michael C. Carlos Museum, Atlanta, Georgia; Currier Museum of Art, Manchester, New Hampshire; Wallach Art Gallery, Columbia University, New York, New York


Audio tour of public art collection

San Francisco International Airport, San Francisco, California
March 2011

The San Francisco Arts Commission is using excerpts from oral history interviews with Lee Mullican, Roy De Forest and Wally Hedricks conducted for the Archives of American Art, to highlight their public art collection with an audio tour in terminal 2 at the SFO airport.

This is an ongoing tour.


Atalaya Tour

South Carolina State Parks, Murrells Inlet, South Carolina
July 31, 2010- Ongoing

Audio excerpts from the 1964 oral history interview with Anna Hyatt-Huntington conducted by Dorothy Seckler for the Archives of American Art are used in the audio tour of Anna and Archer Huntington's winter home.

This tour is available as an audio tour and can be downloaded from the website.