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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.

  • Latino collections specialist Josh T. Franco highlights the Kathy Vargas papers, recently acquired by the Archives of American Art. The following essay was originally published in the spring 2017 issue (vol. 56, no. 1) of the Archives of American Art Journal. 
  • Reference specialist Elizabeth Botten explores the papers of Gertrude Abercrombie to find out what’s in a name.
  • Deputy director Liza Kirwin highlights the Roy De Forest papers, recently acquired by the Archives of American Art. The following essay was originally published in the spring 2017 issue (vol. 56, no. 1) of the Archives of American Art Journal. 
  • Rihoko Ueno, a co-curator of our current exhibition, Before Internet Cats: Feline Finds from the Archives of American Art, looks at one of Romare Bearden's great loves, his cats.
  • New York collector Annette Leddy highlights the Dore Ashton papers, recently acquired by the Archives of American Art. The following essay was originally published in the spring 2017 issue (vol. 56, no. 1) of the Archives of American Art Journal. 

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