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Can't make it to D.C.? Our original documents might be on view near you. See what's been loaned to other institutions for exhibitions or tours.

Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney: Sculpture

Norton Museum of Art
January 25, 2018- July 7, 2019

The exhibition focuses on artist Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney's sculpture including works related to classical form, monuments, World War I and art deco style. Prepatory drawings by Vanderbilt Whitney depicting the various subject matter she sculpted will be displayed among her completed works.

Travels to Planting Fields Arboretum State Historic Park, Oyster Bay, New York, June 9- September 30, 2018; New York Historical Society, New York, New York, fall/winter 2018; Newport Art Museum, Newport, Rhode Island, April 7- July 7, 2019


Parapolitics: Cultural Freedom and the Cold War

Haus der Kulteren der Welt, Berlin, Germany
November 3, 2017- January 8, 2018

The Congress for Cultural Freedom, founded in 1950 in West Berlin, fostered cultural events throughout the world. The exhibition examines the role of the Congress and its far-reaching effects. Two published cartoons by Ad Reinhardt are being displayed in the exhibition.


Tamayo: The New York Years

Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC
November 3, 2017- March 18, 2018

The Société Anonyme International Exhibition of Modern Art exhibition catalog, 1926, found in the John Henry Bradley Storrs papers, helps contextualize Rufino Tamayo's presence in New York during the 1920s in this exhibition about the artist and his works.

This exhibition may travel.


être pierre (Being Stone)

Musée Zadkine, Musée D'Art Moderne, Paris, France
September 28, 2017- February 11, 2018

Two images from Robert Smithson's Hypothetical Continent in Stone: Cathaysia, Alfred, New York, 1969 are being displayed in this exhibition that explores the evolution of the relationship between artists and the minerals that make up stone.

This exhibition does not travel.


The Legacy of the Samuel M. Kootz Gallery

The Fralin Museum of Art at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia
August 25, 2017- May 20, 2018

Candid photographs of Samuel Kootz and an image of the Intrasubjectives exhibition opening at the Kootz Gallery sre among the documents in the exhibition.

Travels to the Neuberger Museum of Art,  Purchase, New York, January 21- May 20, 2018


Henry James and American Painting

The Morgan Library and Museum, New York, New York
June 9, 2017–January 21, 2018

The exhibition focuses on writer Henry James' involvement with American Artists. Included are three photographs of painter Elizabeth Boot Duveneck with family and friends from the Frank and Elizabeth Boot Duveneck papers.

This exhibition travels to the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston, Massachusetts, October 19, 2017- Janaury 21, 2018


Sonja Sekula: A Survey

Peter Blum Gallery, New York, New York
April 21, 2017- June 24, 2017

The exhibition features select works of art by Sonja Sekula. Sekula's 1948 postcard written to Joseph Cornell is also on view.

This exhibition does not travel.


Charles Sheeler: Fashion, Photography, and Sculptural Form

James A. Michener Art Museum, Doylestown, Pennsylvania
March 18–July 9, 2017

Charles Sheeler explores the viewpoints and compositions of artist's works. Included in the exhibition are many patterned fabric samples as well as a knitted bodice created for Edith Halpert and a photograph of her in the completed outfit.

This exhibition does not travel.


Light & Matter: The Photographic Object

James A. Michener Art Museum, Doylestown, Pennsylvania
March 18–July 25, 2017

The exhibition examines the physical nature of photography and includes a fabric sample created by Charles Sheeler to compliment a featured photographic textile installation piece.

This exhibition does not travel.


A Dangerous Woman: Subversion and Surrealism in the Art of Honoré Sharrer

Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, Ohio
February 10, 2017–January 7, 2018

Source material for Honoré Sharrer's Tribute to the American Working People are displayed among her paintings in this exhibition that examines Sharrer's role in American Art and her achievements.

Travels to Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, June 30- September 3, 2017 and Smith College of Art, Northampton, Massachusetts, September 29, 2017- January 7, 2018

To learn more about our loan program, see Borrowing for Exhibitions.