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Read the first-hand perspectives from the staff who preserve and document the history of the visual arts in America.
Jordan McDonald investigates the background of the "Polished Ambers" advertising campaign, Revlon's cosmetics line for Black women.
Curator of African American manuscripts Erin Jenoa Gilbert highlights the Senga Nengudi Papers, recently acquired by the Archives of American Art. The following essay was originally published in the Spring 2019 issue (vol. 58, no. 1) of the Archives of American Art Journal.
Musicologist Jayme Kurland shares her research on industrial designer John Vassos' contributions to instrument design.
National collector Josh T. Franco highlights the Lee Hall Papers, recently acquired by the Archives. The following essay was originally published in the Spring 2019 issue (vol. 58, no. 1) of the Archives of American Art Journal.
Rihoko Ueno interviews artist Louise Jones, known as Ouizi, about the process and inspiration behind her mural Adaptation Nocturne, now on view in our Lawrence A. Fleischman Gallery.