Revisit almost twenty years of the Archives’ past exhibitions covering various topics, projects, and events in art history.
Mail art (alternatively called “correspondence art” or “postal art”) emerged as a form of artistic practice in which an international network of participants use the mail to make art and share it with others regarding culture and communications, creatively sidestepping the art market and, in many instances, eluding government censors.
Currently, there are no Exhibitions on view.
Subversive, Skilled, Sublime: Fiber Art by Women
This digital project is organized by the Smithsonian American Art Museum with the Smithsonian's Archives of American Art as a companion to the exhibition Subversive, Skilled, Sublime: Fiber Art by Women. Support for this digital project has been provided by the Smithsonian American Women’s History Initiative.
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Read the full chronology of exhibitions organized by the Archives of American Art.
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