On Thursday, January 31, Smithsonian Secretary G. Wayne Clough and Interim Director Liza Kirwin hosted a reception to officially open the new Archives of American Art New York Research Center at 300 Park Avenue South, Suite 300 in New York, NY. The festive evening included over 100 guests including trustees, patrons, Smithsonian cabinet members, and members of the media.
The Archives of American Art has had a presence in New York City since the late 1950s, when we began microfilming the artist files at the New York Public Library. We’ve had offices on the Upper East Side, in Midtown, and now on Park Avenue South. Our New York office is absolutely crucial for our operations; it allows us to act on a moment’s notice to rescue historical records, to develop relationships, and to be here to serve graduate students, curators, collectors, and everyone with an interest in American art. We look forward to welcoming visitors.