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Apr. 5, 2019

The Archives of American Art, the Lunder Institute, and the Cleveland Museum of Art invite early to mid-career academics to participate in a series of three workshops from 2019 through 2021 focused on teaching the history of American Art through primary sources. Please apply by May 15, 2019.

Jan. 15, 2019

The Dedalus Foundation Graduate Research Essay Prize at the Archives of American Art recognizes original research by a graduate student that engages in a substantial, meaningful way with the holdings of the Smithsonian’s Archives of American Art and focuses on studies related to painting, sculpture, and the allied arts from 1940 to the present day.

For more information on how to apply, please visit the Essay Prize page.

On the Blog

  • Gilbert and Ann Kinney New York Collector Annette Leddy, highlights the Christine Burgin Gallery Records, recently acquired by the Archives of American Art. The following essay was originally published in the Spring 2019 issue (vol. 58, no. 1) of the Archives of American Art Journal.

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Original material can be consulted by appointment in our Washington, D.C. Headquarters.

Select holdings are available on microfilm at the Archives' offices in Washington, D.C. and at our New York Office.

Copies of unrestricted microfilm materials can be obtained through one of our affiliated research centers.

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