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  • Organized by Curator of Manuscripts Mary Savig, the exhibition revisits a 1977 exhibition at Los Angeles’ Woman’s Building, a feminist art school, gallery, and community space founded by Judy Chicago, Sheila Levrant de Bretteville, and Arlene Raven in 1971. The Archives, which holds the Woman’s Building papers in its collections, will reconsider this exhibition by showing responses from the 1977 show alongside new submissions by both original participating artists as well as a new generation of diverse artists. Approximately 75 works will be on view.
    What is Feminist Art? is now on view at the Lawrence A. Fleischman Gallery in Washington, D.C.

News

Jan. 17, 2020

The Archives of American Art will serve as the repository for the Felix Gonzalez-Torres Correspondence Archive. This collection will be comprised of correspondence and any related materials exchanged between Felix Gonzalez-Torres and the artist's friends, family, and colleagues. Project outreach began in 2018 and is ongoing; the material is currently being accumulated by the Archives with assistance from the Felix Gonzalez-Torres Foundation.

Oct. 18, 2019

Miriam Grotte-Jacobs, a PhD candidate in the history of art at Johns Hopkins University, has been awarded the 2019 Dedalus Foundation Graduate Research Essay Prize at the Archives of American Art. The prize recognizes original research by a graduate student that engages 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.

On the Blog

  • Curator of African American manuscripts Erin Jenoa Gilbert highlights the Renee V. Cox Papers, recently acquired by the Archives of American Art. The following essay was originally published in the Fall 2019 issue (vol. 58, no. 2) of the Archives of American Art Journal.

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