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Archives of American Art Journal

The Archives of American Art Journal

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A one-year subscription for individuals costs $35. Higher rates apply for institutions. Single copies of back issues are available for $20 for individuals and $45 for institutions. The Journal is available in print and electronic form.

For information on subscribing or purchasing single issues, or back issues please visit http://www.press.uchicago.edu/ucp/journals/journal/aaa.html. This link also acts as a portal to the electronic edition of the Journal.

The Archives of American Art publishes the Journal twice a year, in spring and fall.

Individuals may receive the Journal with a gift of $100 or more to the Fund for the Archives. Support the Archives today to receive your annual subscription. For more information, please contact Kira Neal, Advancement Specialist, at NealK@si.edu or 202-633-8768.

About the Journal

Recently re-launched to incorporate peer-reviewed articles, the Archives of American Art Journal, covers the history of art in America from the eighteenth century to the recent past. The Journal seeks to enrich our understanding of art history and visual culture by publishing original research based in part on the vast holdings of the Archives of American Art. It aims to showcase new approaches and out-of-the-box thinking about primary sources. First published 1960 as the Archives of American Art Bulletin, the Archives of American Art Journal is the longest running scholarly journal devoted to the history of American art.

About the guest editor: Tanya Sheehan is an associate professor in the Department of Art at Colby College and a research associate at the Hutchins Center for African and African American Research at Harvard University. She has published widely on American art history and visual culture, race and representation, and the history of photography.

Write for the Journal

The Journal seeks two types of articles:

  • Research-based, feature articles of 5,000 to 8,000 words (including endnotes) for peer review;
  • Non peer-reviewed short texts of 1,000 to 3,000 words (including endnotes) that explore new acquisitions or highlight discoveries in the Archives’ collections.
Please review the Submission Guidelines to learn more.

Past Issues

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Travel, 2014
Vol. 52, Nos. 1-2

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Armory Show, 2013
Vol. 51, Nos. 3-4

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Looking, 2012
Vol. 51, Nos. 1-2

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Craft, 2011
Vol. 50, Nos. 3-4

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Collectors, 2011
Vol. 50, Nos. 1-2

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Bohemians, 2010
Vol. 49, Nos. 3-4

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50 Years, 2010
Vol. 49, Nos. 1-2

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Beasts, 2009
Vol. 48, Nos. 3-4

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Design, 2009
Vol. 48, Nos. 1-2

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War, 2008
Vol. 47, Nos. 3-4

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Landscape, 2008
Vol. 47, Nos. 1-2

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The 60s, 2007
Vol. 46, Nos. 3-4

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Spring 2007
Vol. 46, Nos. 1-2

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