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September 21, 2018 | Staff VoicesArchivist Ryan Evans explores the papers of Fred Becker, finding connections to the artist as varied as William Blake and Madame Sun Yat-sen.
Matthew Simms, the Gerald and Bente Buck West Coast Collector for the Archives of American Art, highlights the Tony DeLap Papers, recently acquired by the Archives. The following essay was originally published in the spring 2018 issue (vol. 57, no. 1) of the Archives of American Art Journal.
Using unpublished materials from the Lucy Lippard Papers, art historian Florencia San Martín writes about the correlation between a mural created in Chile and an art action in New York organized in 1973 in solidarity with victims of the coup.
Art historian Florencia San Martín traces connections between two mural brigades working in Pan-American solidarity with the ideology of politician Salvador Allende, both before and after the 1973 Chilean coup.
Gwendolyn Owens, director of curatorial affairs for McGill University's Visual Arts Collection, reflects on her many journeys through the Macbeth Gallery Records.