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Read the first-hand perspectives from the staff who preserve and document the history of the visual arts in America.
The history and symbolism of Elizabeth Catlett's sculpture Students Aspire, is explored by intern Jordan McDonald.
Guest author Tara Allen-Flanagan finds the story of a sculpture in some unexpected places.
Guest author Anne Evenhaugen shares the backstory of a letter from Ray Johnson to critic Arthur C. Danto and why he kept it.
Liza Kirwin chronicles how two disasters prompted donations of the Edmund C. Tarbell Papers.
Art historian Jeffrey Richmond-Moll shares a discovery made from a photograph printed in reverse.