The Archives of American Art recently received as a bequest the personal papers of Jock Truman, an art dealer who served for many years as director of the Betty Parsons Gallery. Truman’s papers, approximately 3.5 linear feet of correspondence, photographs, biographical material, artwork, and printed material, arrived in two suitcases. This was an unusually personal mode of delivery for material that normally arrives in pasteboard boxes and manila envelopes, and my curiosity about this new acquisition was instantly piqued.
Reference specialist Elizabeth Botten investigates Rockwell Kent and a whale of a scarf tale.
In honor of William Shakespeare's 449th birthday, a look at some very special editions of his plays from our collection.
To inaugurate our newest series, The Accidental Tourist, reference specialist Elizabeth Botten takes a trip through the papers of Arthur Sinclair Covey and finds some rhymes.
A look at how painter Alma Thomas brought African American history into the classroom by Kelly Quinn, the Terra Foundation Project Manager for Online Scholarly and Educational Initiatives at the Archives of American Art.