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Archives of American Art Blog

Read the first-hand perspectives from the staff who preserve and document the history of the visual arts in America.

  • Art historian Adrienne Baxter Bell explores a collection of recently discovered Charles Caryl Coleman photographs.
  • Matthew Simms, the Gerald and Bente Buck West Coast Collector, highlights the Ilene Segalove Papers 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.
  • 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.
  • Jordan McDonald investigates the background of the "Polished Ambers" advertising campaign, Revlon's cosmetics line for Black women.
  • Curator of African American manuscripts Erin Jenoa Gilbert highlights the Senga Nengudi Papers, 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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