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A Chronology of Exhibitions at the Archives of American Art

1962

  • American Federation of Arts Gallery, New York 
    From the Archives of American Art: The Role of the Macbeth Gallery
    October 11–26, 1962, an exhibition of 53 works of art and five panels with reproductions from the Macbeth Gallery records. 
    Organized by the AFA, foreword by E. P. Richardson, Director of the Archives of American Art, with an essay by R. G. McIntyre. (McIntyre was the nephew of William Macbeth. He joined the firm in 1903 and eventually became president of the gallery. In 1953 he closed the gallery and subsequently donated the records to AAA.) 

    October 1962 – May 1963, circulated by AFA, with a catalog

    • Second venue: Tampa Art Institute
    • Third venue: Oklahoma Art Center
    • Fourth venue: Flint Institute of Arts
    • Fifth venue: Columbia Museum of Art
    • Sixth venue: Memorial Art Gallery of the University of Rochester
    • Seventh venue: Albany Institute of History and Art

1974

  • “Gallery of the Archives of American Art,” National Portrait Gallery, Washington, DC
    From Reliable Sources 
    November 7, 1974, with catalog
    Garnett McCoy

1975

  • “Gallery of the Archives of American Art,” National Portrait Gallery, Washington, DC
    Artists and Models
    1975, closed November 1976, with catalog
    Garnett McCoy 

1982

  • Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC
    From the Life of the Artist: A Documentary View of David Smith 
    November 4, 1982 – January 2, 1983, with a catalog
    In tandem with the HMSG’s exhibition David Smith: Painter, Sculptor, Draftsman
    Garnett McCoy
    • Second venue: San Antonio Museum of Art, Texas
      March 27 – June 4, 1983 

1988

  • New York Research Center, 1285 Avenue of the Americas
    The Armory Show of 1913
    Inaugural exhibition, 1988 through March 1989
    Garnett McCoy
    Archives of American Art Journal vol. 27, no. 2, 1987, was devoted the 75th anniversary of the    Armory Show served as the catalog for the exhibition.

1990

  • New York Research Center
    Discovering Modernism: Selections from the Walter Pach Papers
    February 15–April 13, 1990
    Booklet
    Nancy Malloy
  • New York Research Center
    Niles Spencer: A Portrait in Words and Images
    April 24–June 20, 1990, in conjunction with an exhibition at the Whitney Museum of American Art at the Equitable, April 25–June 20, 1990.  
    Booklet
    Wendy Jeffers, guest curator
  • New York Research Center
    Discovering Modernism: Selections from the Walter Pach Papers (a repeat of the Pach exhibition from earlier in the year)
    September 1990–April 1991
    Nancy Malloy

1991

  • New York Research Center
    Blanche Lazzell: A Modernist Rediscovered
    June 25–September 20, 1991
    Brochure
    Nancy Malloy and guest curator Nic Madormo 
  • New York Research Center
    Roy Lichtenstein/Leo Castelli: Pop Artist/Pop Dealer
    October 10, 1991–January 25, 1992, in conjunction with the Archives benefit gala honoring Roy Lichtenstein.
    Benefit program
    Nancy Malloy and guest curator David Dearinger

1992

  • New York Research Center
    Hiram Powers: An American Sculptor and His Private Patrons A Selection from the Hiram Powers Papers
    February 20–May 15, 1992
    David B. Dearinger, guest curator
  • New York Research Center
    Collections, Traces, Connections: Selections from the Robert Smithson Papers
    June 17–October 9, 1992
    Shana Gallagher, guest curator

1993

  • New York Research Center
    Romare Bearden Draws, Too: Tradition to Form
    January 7–March 12, 1993. 
    Stephen Polcari with Julie Anglin
  • National Portrait Gallery, Washington, DC.
    The Telling Image
    January 22–June 6, 1993, brochure
    Peggy Feerick
    • Second venue: New York Research Center
      July 6–September 24, 1993 (reduced to 33 of the 58 photographs)
  • New York Research Center
    Dorothy C. Miller and Holger Cahill: An Exhibition of Paintings, Sculpture, and Documents from the Decade 19291993
    April 15–June 18, 1993
    AAA Journal article by Jeffers reprinted for the exhibition
    Wendy Jeffers, guest curator
  • New York Research Center
    Stella!
    October 26, 1993–January 24, 1994, in conjunction with the Archives Benefit Gala honoring Frank Stella.
    Essay in benefit program 
    Stephen Polcari

1994

  • New York Research Center
    Provincetown Papers: Selections from New Collections
    February 17–May 27, 1994, opening in conjunction with CAA
    Brochure
    Arleen Pancza-Graham
  • New York Research Center
    Jacob Kainen from the Archives of American Art
    July 1–October 15, 1994, in conjunction with the exhibition Jacob Kainen at the Equitable Gallery, July –October 1, 1994.
    Brochure
    Liza Kirwin
  • New York Research Center
    The Louise Bourgeois: The Early Years, A Promised Gift to the Archives
    November 11–December 11, 1994, in conjunction with the Archives Benefit Gala honoring Anges Gund.
    Essay in the benefit program
    Stephen Polcari
  • New York Research Center
    Katharine Kuh: Interpreting the New
    December 13, 1994–March 13, 1995, brochure
    Booklet
    Nancy Malloy and guest curator Avis Berman
    • Second venue: Gibson Gallery, SUNY Potsdam, NY
      March 24 – April 16, 1995
    • Third venue: Ryerson Library, The Art Institute of Chicago
      May 2 – June 2, 1995

1995

  • New York Research Center
    Giorgio Cavallon: A Signal Luminosity
    April 4–June 30, 1995
    Brochure
    Diane Kelder, guest curator
  • New York Research Center
    Recent Acquisitions: Gifts to the Archives of American Art
    July 27–October 6, 1995
    Stephen Polcari
  • New York Research Center
    Lilla Cabot Perry and Women Artists at the Turn of the Century
    October 24, 1995–January 26, 1996
    Brochure
    Kathleen Kienholz

1996

  • New York Research Center
    Chuck Close: A Personal Portrait
    October 8, 1996–January 6, 1997, in conjunction with the Archives Benefit Gala honoring Chuck Close.
    Essay in the benefit program
    Stephen Polcari 

1997

  • New York Research Center
    A Shared Experience: One Hundred Years of Art at the MacDowell Colony
    January 30–March 25, 1997 (brochure) in conjunction with the exhibition Community of Creativity: A Century of MacDowell Colony Artists, at the National Academy of Design, January 17–March 23, 1997. 
    Brochure
    Nancy Malloy
  • New York Research Center
    Invitation to Contemporary Art from the collection of Ellen Hulda Johnson
    April–August 1997
    Liza Kirwin
  • New York Research Center
    Visual Thinking: Sketchbooks from the Archives of American Art
    September 5, 1997–January 30, 1998
    Reprint article of the same title, AAA Journal 27:1, 1990
    Liza Kirwin

1998

  • New York Research Center
    El Movimento: Selections from the Tomás Ybarra-Frausto Collection on Chicano Art
    February 6–May 28, 1998
    Liza Kirwin and Rosa Fernandez
  • New York Research Center
    A Composite Portrait: The A.I.R. Gallery and the Women's Art Movement
    June 9–August 7, 1998, in conjunction with the 25th anniversary of A.I.R.
    Guest curators Alyssa Schoenfeld and Dena Muller
  • New York Research Center
    Julien Levy: Documenting Surrealism
    August 12–October 2, 1998, in conjunction with the exhibition Julien Levy: Portrait of an Art Gallery at The Equitable Gallery.
    Brochure
    Nancy Malloy with guest curators Ingrid Schaffner and Lisa Jacobs with Pari Stave
  • New York Research Center
    The Critic Sees: A Century of Art Criticism from the Archives of American Art
    October 6, 1998–January 8, 1999, in conjunction with the Archives Benefit Gala honoring Robert Hughes.
    Essay in the benefit program, and handout in the gallery.
    Avis Berman, guest curator

1999

  • New York Research Center
    In Sight: Portraits of Folk Artists by Chuck Rosenak  
    January 22–April 30, 1999
    Liza Kirwin
  • New York Research Center
    Eyre de Lanux: Designs of a Muse
    May 20–September 10, 1999
    Brochure
    Valerie Komor with guest curators Amy Smiley and Lionel Follet
  • New York Research Center
    Ellsworth Kelly: Selections from his Archives
    October 20, 1999–January 21, 2000, in conjunction with the Archives’ benefit honoring Ellsworth Kelly
    Essay in the benefit program
    Avis Berman, guest curator, organized in collaboration with the artist
  • Online only
    • The American Indian Observed: Selected Sketches and Documents from the Collections of the Archives of American Art
      American Indian Heritage Month
      Giulio V. Blanc papers, 1920-1995
      October 1–November 1, 1999, Hispanic Heritage Month

2000

  • New York Research Center
    Selections from the Fairfield Porter Papers
    March 16–July 10, 2000, in conjunction with the AXA Gallery’s exhibition Fairfield Porter: A Life in Art, which opened March 23, 2000. The AXA Gallery (formerly the Equitable Gallery) was in the lobby level of the Equitable Tower, on the same block at the New York office, facing 7th Street, between 51 and 52nd street.
    Liza Kirwin and guest curator Justin Spring
  • New York Research Center
    Treasures from the Archives of American Art
    September 19, 2000–January 5, 2001, in conjunction with the Archives Benefit Gala honoring “five decades of commitment and philanthropy, honoring Mrs. Edsel B. Ford and Al Taubman
    CD of interview excerpts and essay in the benefit program
    Liza Kirwin
  • Online only
    • The Artful Presidency: Selections from the Archives of American Art
      November 2000, to complement the exhibition "The American Presidency: A Glorious Burden," that opened at the National Museum of American History on November 15, 2000.
    • Selecciónes Cubanas: Selections from the Papers of Cuban American Artists at the Archives of American Art
      September 15 – October 15, 2000, Hispanic Heritage Month
      Rosa Fernandez

2001

  • New York Research Center
    A Day in the Life: Diaries from the Archives of American Art
    February 2–May 31, 2001
    Liza Kirwin
  • New York Research Center
    Craft and the Creative Process
    June 1, 2001–October 22, 2001
    CD of interview excerpts
    Liza Kirwin
  • New York Research Center
    Wayne Thiebaud: Memories and Delights
    October 24, 2001–January 4, 2002, in conjunction with the Archives Benefit Gala honoring Wayne Thiebaud
    Essay in the benefit program
    Susan Larson, guest curator
  • Online only
    • A Celebration of the Piano: Selections from the Archives of American Art
      Elizabeth Botten
    • Frida Kahlo: Notas Sobre una Vida / Notes on a Life
      September 2001, Hispanic Heritage Month
      Rosa Fernandez

2002

  • New York Research Center
    American Traditions: A Taste for Folk Art
    January 10–March 29, 2002, to coincide with the opening of the American Folk Art Museum’s new building at 45 West 53rd Street
    Liza Kirwin
  • New York Research Center
    New York Marcel Breuer: A Centennial Celebration
    April 5–June 29, 2002
    Made possible with a grant from the Smithsonian Institution Exhibition Fund.
    Jean Fitzgerald
  • New York Research Center
    Fiber Art: Following the Thread
    July 3–September 13, 2002 joint opening with Six Continents of Quilts: The American Craft Museum Collection at the UBS Paine Webber Gallery in New York.
    Made possible with a grant from the Smithsonian Institution Exhibition Fund.
    Liza Kirwin
  • New York Research Center
    The André Emmerich Gallery: A Documentary Portrait
    October 17, 2002–January 10, 2003, in conjunction with the Archives’ benefit honoring André Emmerich.
    Essay in the benefit program.
    Made possible with a grant from the Smithsonian Institution Exhibition Fund and with support from Target Stores.
    Avis Berman, guest curator
  • Online only
    • Selections from the George Catlin Papers
      November 2002, for American Indian Heritage Month
      Barb Aikens

2003

  • New York Research Center
    Digging for Clay in the Archives of American Art
    January 15–April 4, 2003, in conjunction with the exhibition The Everson Museum: Ceramics from the Permanent Collection at the UBS PaineWebber Gallery
    Liza Kirwin
  • New York Research Center
    Getting the Picture: The Art of the Illustrated Letter
    April 18–October 10, 2003, in two parts
    Liza Kirwin
  • New York Research Center
    No Day Without a Line: Whistler in the Archives of American Art
    October 15, 2003–January 9, 2004, opening in conjunction with the benefit honoring Rita Fraad and Margaret and Raymond Horowitz.
    Essay in the benefit program
    Avis Berman, guest curator               

2004

  • New York Research Center
    Electing Excellence: The National Academy of Design, 18251944
    January 15–April 9, 2004, joint opening reception with the National Academy of Design exhibition Seeing People: Portraits from the Permanent Collection at the UBS PaineWebber Gallery, January 15, 2004 – March 27, 2004.
    Liza Kirwin and Joan Lord
  • New York Research Center
    Metal Matters: Selections from the papers of Metalsmiths
    April 22–July 16, 2004
    Liza Kirwin
  • New York Research Center
    Wish You Were Here: Artists on Vacation
    July 22–October 8, 2004
    Liza Kirwin
  • New York Research Center
    Celebrating Fifty Years: the Archives of American Art 19542004
    October 20, 2004 in conjunction with the Archives’ benefit honoring Eli Broad
    Essay in the benefit program
    William McNaught, guest curator

2005

  • New York Research Center
    Piecing it Together, Scrapbooks at the Archives of American Art
    January 24–May 27, 2005
    Liza Kirwin
  • New York Research Center
    Erle Loran 1905−1999: A Centennial Celebration
    June 3–October 7, 2005
    Liza Kirwin
  • New York Research Center
    54 50: Fifty Documents from the First Fifty Years of the Archives of American Art, 19542004
    October 18, 2005–January 27, 2006, in conjunction with the benefit honoring Barbara Fleischman and the Fleischman Legacy.  
    Essay in the benefit program
    Liza Kirwin

2006

  • New York Research Center
    Recent Acquisitions Spring 2006 (Paul Suttman, Bob Thompson, and Viktor Schreckengost)
    March 13–June 29, 2006
    Liza Kirwin 
  • Lawrence A. Fleishman Gallery, DC
    Artists in Their Studios
    July 1–October 27, 2006
    Companion book: Artists in Their Studios, New York: Harper Design, May 2007.
    Liza Kirwin
    • Second venue: Forbes Gallery
      Forbes Management Co. Inc.
      62 Fifth Avenue (at 12th Street), New York, NY
      June 12–September 19, 2007
      (Concurrent with “Artists in their Studios: A Symposium,”
      AAA/CUNY, CUNY Graduate Center, New York City
      Saturday, September 8, 2007)
    • Third venue: Gari Melchers Home and Studio
      University of Mary Washington, Fredericksburg, VA
      September 13–November 23, 2008
    • Fourth venue: The Norman Rockwell Museum
      Stockbridge, MA
      February 7–June 12, 2009
  • New York Research Center
    Recent Acquisitions: Honoré Sharrer papers
    New York Research Center
    July 14–October 13, 2006
    Liza Kirwin
  • New York Research Center
    Art and Space: Park Place and the beginning of the Paula Cooper Gallery
    October 17–February 23, 2006, in conjunction with the benefit honoring Paula Cooper.
    Essay in the benefit program.
    Liza Kirwin
  • Lawrence A. Fleishman Gallery
    Exquisite Surprise: The Papers of Joseph Cornell
    November 1, 2006–February 28, 2007, in conjunction with SAAM’s exhibition Joseph Cornell: Navigating the Imagination, Nov. 17 – Feb. 19, 2007.
    Liza Kirwin
    • Second venue: New York Research Center
      March 1–June 30, 2007

2007           

  • Lawrence A. Fleishman Gallery
    Anatomy of a Painting: Honoré Sharrer's Tribute to the American Working People
    March 8–June 22, 2007 
    Laura MacCarthy
  • Lawrence A. Fleishman Gallery
    Wish You Were Here, Artists on Vacation (reworking the 2004 exhibition that was at the New York Research Center)
    July 5–September 21, 2007
    Liza Kirwin
  • New York Research Center
    Recent Acquisitions: Selections from the papers of Lawrence and Barbara Fleischman
    July 6–October 5, 2007
    Charles Duncan
  • Lawrence A. Fleishman Gallery
    Sketchbooks from the Archives of American Art (reworking the 1997 exhibition Visual Thinking that was at the New York Research Center)
    October 5, 2007–January 6, 2008
    Liza Kirwin
  • New York Research Center
    Manhattan Modern: The Life and Work of Charles Green Shaw
    November 1, 2007–February 7, 2008, concurrent with Charles Green Shaw shows at the Michael Rosenfeld Gallery and D. Wigmore Fine Arts, Inc., in New York.
    Mary Savig, summer intern                 
  • Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES), 2006–2009  
    More than Words: Illustrated Letters from the Smithsonian's Archives of American Art
    Liza Kirwin
    The More than Words was not shown in Lawrence A. Fleishman Gallery. The content developed from Getting the Picture: The Art of the Illustrated Letter, held in the New York Research Center, in two parts, April 18–October 10, 2003.   
    Companion book:
    More Than Words: Illustrated Letters from the Smithsonian's Archives of American Art. New York: Princeton Architectural Press, October 2005 (re-issued in paperback May 2015).
    • First venue: Norman Rockwell Museum
      Stockbridge, MA
      November 4, 2006–January 14, 2007
    • Second venue: Nixon Library and Birthplace
      Yorba Linda, CA
      May 12–July 15, 2007  
    • Third venue: Georgia Museum of Art
      University of Georgia, Athens, GA
      August 4–October 14, 2007         
    • Fourth venue: San Antonio Museum of Art
      San Antonio, TX 
      November 3, 2007–January 13, 2008
    • Fifth venue: J. Wayne Stark University Galleries
      Texas A&M University, College Station, TX
      February 2–April 13, 2003                     
    • Sixth venue: Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art
      Manhattan, KS
      May 3–July 13, 2008
    • Seventh venue: Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum
      Wausau, WI
      November 1, 2008–January 18, 2009
    • Eight venue: Paul and Lulu Hilliard University Art Museum
      University of Louisiana, Lafayette, LA
      February 7–April 19, 2009            
    • Ninth venue: Museum of Fine Arts
      St. Petersburg, FL
      May 9–July 19, 2009

2008

  • Lawrence A. Fleishman Gallery
    A Thousand Kisses: Love Letters from the Archives of American Art
    January 25–June 2, 2008
    Companion book: With Love, Artists' Letters and Illustrated Notes. New York: Harper Design, January 2008.
    Liza Kirwin
    • Second venue: New York Research Center
      January 29–March 27, 2009
  • New York Research Center 
    Recent Acquisitions: Face and Figure: Drawings, Sketches and Prints from the Henry Varnum Poor papers and Cleve Gray papers
    February 19–May 15, 2008
    Charles Duncan
  • New York Research Center 
    Recent Acquisitions: The James Graham & Sons Gallery Records
    June 3–July 31, 2008
    Charles Duncan
  • Lawrence A. Fleishman Gallery
    Summer School
    June 7–September 28, 2008
    Laura MacCarthy
  • New York Research Center 
    [Recent Acquisition] Media Utopia: Art and Advocacy of Paul Ryan
    October 8–December 31, 2008
    Charles Duncan
  • Lawrence A. Fleishman Gallery
    Speaking of Art: Selections from the Archives of American Art’s
    Oral History Collection, 19582008
    October 11, 2008–March 15, 2009 
    Companion book: Speaking of Art, Winterhouse Editions, October 2008; also essay in the Archives annual benefit program.  
    Liza Kirwin            

2009

  • Lawrence A. Fleishman Gallery, DC
    Of the Moment: A Video Sampler from the Archives of American Art
    April 4–July 27, 2009
    Megan McShea
  • New York Research Center
    [Recent Acquisitions] Letters from the Paul Jenkins Papers
    April 28–June 12, 2009, in conjunction with Paul Jenkins: Space, Color, and Light the 1960s and 1970s, at D. Wigmore Fine Arts, Inc., May 11–July 2, 2009
    Charles Duncan
  • Lawrence A. Fleishman Gallery, DC
    Hard Times, 1929-1939
    August 10–November 8, 2009
    Leah Rand, summer intern
    • Second venue: New York Research Center
      June 1–September 3, 2010
  • New York Research Center
    [Recent Acquisitions] Jack Tworkov, 1900–1982, An Exhibition of the Artist’s Papers
    August 13–October 27, 2009, in conjunction with the exhibition Jack Tworkov: Against Extremes— Five Decades of Painting at the UBS Art Gallery, 1285 Avenue of the Americas, August 13–October 27, 2009.
    Liza Kirwin
  • Lawrence A. Fleishman Gallery, DC
    Season's Greetings: Holiday Cards from the Archives of American Art
    November 20, 2009–January 10, 2010
    Mary Savig and Susan Cary
  • New York Research Center
    Winter Wonderland: Holiday Greetings from the Dorothy C. Miller Papers
    November 6, 2009–January 10, 2010
    Mary Savig

2010

  • Lawrence A. Fleishman Gallery
    Lists: To-dos, Illustrated Inventories, Collected Thoughts, and Other Artists' Enumerations from the Smithsonian's Archives of American Art
    February 5–June 1, 2010 (Part I); June 9–September 27, 2010 (Part II)
    Companion book: Lists: To-dos, Illustrated Inventories, Collected Thoughts, and Other Artists' Enumerations from the Smithsonian's Archives of American Art, New York: Princeton Architectural Press, May 2010.
    Liza Kirwin
    • Second venue: The Morgan Library and Museum
      New York, NY
      June 3–October 2, 2011
    • Third venue: Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design
      Providence, RI
      March 15–June 16, 2013               
  • New York Research Center
    Kraushaar Galleries, Celebrating 125 Years
    September 7–December 7, 2010
    Betsy Fahlman, guest curator 
  • Lawrence A. Fleishman Gallery
    Lost and Found: The Lesbian and Gay Presence at the Archives of American Art
    October 29, 2010–February 13, 2011, in conjunction with NPG’s exhibition Hide/ Seek
    Jonathan Weinberg, guest curator

2011

  • New York Research Center
    [Recent Acquisitions] From Homer to Graffiti: Recent Notable Acquisitions,
    February 1–March 31, 2011
    Charles Duncan
  • Lawrence A. Fleishman Gallery
    • SPANS: Photographs from the Esther McCoy Papers at the Archives of American Art
      March 9–June 5, 2011
      Terence Gower, guest artist/curator
    • Little Pictures Big Lives: Snapshots from the Archives of American Art
      July 1–October 3, 2011
      Merry Foresta, guest curator
      Developed into the book Artist Unframed, New York: Princeton Architecture Press, 2015.                    
    • Words Cannot Express: Death in the Archives
      October 31–December 31, 2011
      Liza Kirwin

2012

  • Memories Arrested in Space: a centennial tribute to Jackson Pollock from the Smithsonian’s Archives of American Art
    January 28–June 4, 2012
    Helen Harrison, guest curator
  • Six Degrees of Peggy Bacon
    June 27–November 24, 2012
    Mary Savig
    • Second venue: The Phyllis Harriman Mason Gallery
      Art Students League of New York
      September 30–November 1, 2013

2013

  • Online only
    • The Story of the Armory Show, Armory Show timeline (Kelly Quinn)
      In conjunction with two archival exhibitions drawn from AAA: The New Spirit: American Art in the Armory Show, 1913, Montclair Art Museum, February 17–June 16, 2013; and The Armory Show at 100, New York Historical Society, October 11, 2012–February 23, 2014.
    • A Day at the Museum
      January 11–June 2, 2013
      Mary Savig
    • The Art of Handwriting
      July 2–November 6, 2013
      Mary Savig
      Developed into a companion book: Pen to Paper, New York: Princeton Architectural Press, June 2016.
      • Second venue: Norton Museum of Art (contract pending)
        West Palm Beach, FL
        April 18–June 30, 2017
      • Third venue: Florence Griswald Museum (contract pending)
        Old Lyme, CT
        April–May, 2018
      • Fourth venue:  Harry Ransom Center (contract pending)
        The University of Texas at Austin
        Spring 2017
    • Handmade Holiday Cards from the Archives of American Art
      November 27, 2013–January 5, 2014
      Companion book: Handmade Holiday Cards from 20th-Century Artists, Washington, DC: Smithsonian Books, September 2012.
      Mary Savig
      • Second venue: Morgan Library and Museum, New York
        Handmade: Artists' Holiday Cards from the Archives of American Art
        November 21, 2014–January 4, 2015

2014

  • Monuments Men: On the Front Line to Save Europe's Art, 1942–1946
    February 7–April 20, 2014
    Barbara Aikens and Rihoko Ueno
  • Artists and Their Models
    May 15–August 27, 2014
    Elizabeth Botten
  • A Day in the Life: Artists' Diaries from the Archives of American Art
    September 26, 2014–February 28, 2015 (revisiting part of the 2001 diaries exhibition held in the New York Research Center)
    Mary Savig

2015

  • Artist Teacher Organizer: Yasuo Kuniyoshi in the Archives of American Art
    March 30–July 10, 2015, in conjunction with SAAM’s exhibition The Artistic Journey of Yasuo Kuniyoshi
    Mary Savig
  • Little Black Books: Address Books from the Archives of American Art
    August 7–November 1, 2015
    Mary Savig
  • Robert Motherwell: A Centennial Celebration
    November 21, 2015–March 27, 2016, in conjunction with a Robert Motherwell symposium, December 4, 2015, at the DWRC.
    Tim Clifford, guest curator

2016

  • Finding: Source Material in the Archives of American Art
    April 22–August 21, 2016
    Mary Savig
  • Expanding the Legacy: New Collections on African American Art
    September 23, 2016–March 19, 2017, in conjunction with the opening of MNAAHC on September 23, 2016.
    Mary Savig