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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.

  • National collector Josh T. Franco highlights the Gene Swenson Papers, recently acquired by the Archives. The following essay was originally published in the Spring 2020 issue (vol. 59, no. 1) of the Archives of American Art Journal.
  • Processing archivist Stephanie Ashley explores treasures from the fully digitized Weir Family papers. 
  • Guest author Patrica Ortega-Miranda explores how snapshots taken by painter Emilio Sanchez during on his many trips to the Caribbean influenced his artwork.
  • Matthew Simms, the Gerald and Bente Buck West Coast Collector, highlights the Chiura Obata Papers, recently acquired by the Archives. The following essay was originally published in the Spring 2020 issue (vol. 59, no. 1) of the Archives of American Art Journal.
  • Curator of manuscripts Mary Savig highlights the Athena Tacha Papers, recently acquired by the Archives of American Art. The following essay was originally published in the Spring 2020 issue (vol. 59, no. 1) of the Archives of American Art Journal.

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