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Read the first-hand perspectives from the staff who preserve and document the history of the visual arts in America.
In the latest installment of Beards of Note, our intrepid facial hair researcher, archivist Jennifer Snyder, explores a style of beard called the Monkey Tail.
First Wikipedian-in-Residence for the Smithsonian Institution to Join the Archives of American Art in June
The ten year journey to digitize the records of Jacques Seligmann & Co. Project Archivist Stephanie Ashley
In 1977 I was in bed watching the eleven o’clock news when Anwar El Sadat came on the screen. He was standing on the prow of his presidential yacht looking imperial in his white uniform with gold braided trim. I really liked his face particularly the color of his skin. I found myself thinking about how I would mix the color...yellow ochre, raw sienna with touches of red ochre, but I was even more taken with his talk of peace and I believed him.