Art historian Wendy Greenhouse provides an overview of the archival documentation project she recently undertook with the sponsorship of the Terra Foundation for American Art.
Danielle Shapiro, author of the first biography of John Vassos, looks at the industrial designer’s innovations in television design.
Guest author Sally Stokes looks at the home movies artist Hildreth Meière made of murals at the 1939–1940 New York World’s Fair.
Denise Lassaw, the daughter of sculptor Ibram Lassaw and Ernestine Lassaw, reflects on a recent addition to her father’s papers.
Guest blogger Deborah Pollack summarizes the career of sculptor Enid Yandell based on research in our microfilm collection.
Fiber artist Aram Han Sifunetes recently hosted a workshop in conjunction with our exhibition Artist Teacher Organizer: Yasuo Kuniyoshi in the Archives of American Art. In this blog post, she shares parts of her prepared talk from that event and reflects on issues of American-ness, immigration, and labor. She finds points of similarity between her own experiences and those of artist Yasuo Kuniyoshi.
Undergraduate students from St. Mary’s College of Maryland, who recently visited the Archives of American Art reading room in Washington, DC, report on their research on Dorothy Strum.
Bernarda Bryson Shahn lived nearly two more years after writing this feisty diary entry in 2002. Her life and that of her late husband’s, Ben Shahn, were inextricably woven into the rich history of the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in rural Maine.
In Charles Green Shaw’s diary from 1963–64 in the exhibit, A Day in the Life: Artists’ Diaries from the Archives of American Art, the artist records detailed but succinct accounts of events throughout the day. These short declarative sentences state the time at which he awoke in the morning, what he read, whom he saw and what work he accomplished in the studio.