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January 14, 2015 | Guest AuthorsOne of my favorite images from A Day in the Life: Artists’ Diaries from the Archives of American Art, is Helen Torr Dove and Arthur Dove’s diary from 1936. Dove made colored spheres which may signify the phases of the moon, and also noted the temperature and barometric pressure the Doves were experiencing.
This is the introduction to a series of posts curated by artist Mary Temple, in which guest authors will comment on contemporary diary practices. She begins the Artists on Diaries series with her drawing project, Currency.
November 10, 2014 | Staff VoicesFor Veterans Day, Kelly Quinn, the Terra Foundation Project Manager for Online Scholarly and Educational Initiatives, looks at the contributions of artist Anna Coleman Ladd in aiding soldiers disfigured during World War I.
August 28, 2014 | InternsSummer intern Emma Kibblewhite shares about a summer spent with the Archives of American Art’s oral history collection.
Guest blogger Katie Monroe examines this history of the bookplate, and finds inspiration in some original plates designed by artists.