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Renee V. Cox papers, 1966-2016

Cox, Renee., 1960-


Collection Information

Size: 6.7 Linear feet

Summary: The papers of photographer Renee V. Cox measure 6.7 linear feet and date from 1966-2016. Included are museum and gallery studio administrative files; diaries; calendars; sketchbooks; photobooks by Cox; printed material lincluding magazines featuring Cox's photography, newspaper and magazine clippings, exhibition catalogs and invitations.

Biographical/Historical Note

Renee V. Cox (1960- ) is an African American photographer in New York, N.Y. She is known for confronting racism and sexism in her reimagined depictions of religious or cultural figures.


The papers were donated in 2019 by Renee V. Cox as part of the Archives' African American Collecting Initiative funded by the Henry Luce Foundation.

How to Use This Collection

Restrictions on Access

Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.

How to Cite This Collection

Renee V. Cox papers, 1966-2016. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.