In this guest post, Jody Clowes shares the story of a photograph infused with Wisconsin history.
Guest author Kevin Kim explores how the work Japanese American artist Roger Shimomura was influenced by his grandmother's diary and their shared experience of incarceration during WWII.
Guest blogger Rachel White examines how Lonnie Holley's Alabama roots have influenced his art.
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.