Documents Touring and on Loan

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Jackson Pollock. Les premières années

Musée national Picasso-Paris
October 15, 2024- January 19, 2025

Focusing on the early years of Jackson Pollock's career, the exhibition explores the origins of Pollock's drip paintings and the body of works produced during this period in his life. Included are images of Pollock with his work and with Lee Krasner and colleagues, exhibition catalogs from the 1940s and 1950s featuring Pollock's body of work, and an artist's statement by Pollock about his artistic process.

This exhibition does not travel.

Remembrance and Renewal: American Artists and the Holocaust, 1940-1970

Eskenazi Museum of Art, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana
September–December, 2025

The exhibition examines how the Holocaust influenced artists and their work during the mid-twentieth century. Included is a 1944-1945 bound sketchbook by Chaim Gross as well as a booklet, Never to Forget: The Battle of the Warsaw Ghetto, written by Howard Fast and illustrated by Chaim Gross in 1946.

This exhibition does not travel.

Eventually Everything Connects: Making Mid-Century Modern

Cranbrook Art Museum, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
June 13–September 21, 2025

Three design paste-ups from the 1950s by architect and interior designer, Florence Knoll Bassett, are included in the exhibition examining mid-century modernism.

This exhibition does not travel.

Belle da Costa Greene: A Librarian's Legacy

The Morgan Library and Museum, New York, New York
October 25, 2024–May 4, 2025

The exhibition examines Belle da Costa Greene's family connections including her relationship with her adopted son, Robert "Bobbie" Mackenzie Leveridge Jr.  Included is an annotated envelope from family friend Daniel Varney Thompson to Belle indicating that the contents of the envelope, a letter to Bobbie from his fiancé, may have led to Bobbie's suicide. 

This exhibition does not travel.

Subversive, Skilled, Sublime: Fiber Art by Women

Renwick Gallery, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC
May 31, 2024–January 5, 2025

41 works on paper, photographs, project notes, sketchbooks and Mail Art relating to fiber artists Lia Cook, Neda Al-Hilali, Adela Akers, Kay Sekimachi, Claire Zeisler, Lenore Tawney and others are featured in this exhibition that explores the artists'  techniques, processes, and traditions found in their work.  

This exhibition does not travel.

Crossing Over: Art and Science at Caltech, 1920-2020

California Institute of Technology Archives and Special Collections, Pasadena, California
September 27- December 15, 2024

The exhibition is a part of the Getty's Pacific Standard Time ART initiative, Art & Science Collide, and documents Caltech's interaction between science and art over the last 100 years. Included is the exhibition poster The Hiroshima Panels, 1971, from the Baxter Art Gallery records. The 1971 exhibition featured works by Iri and Toshi Maruki and was on display at the  Donald M. Baxter Hall of Humanities and Social Sciences at Caltech. 

This exhibition does not travel.

Andy Warhol 2024

Spiritmuseum and the Absolut Art Collection, Stockholm, Sweden
October 17, 2024–April 27, 2025

A 1964 poster featuring an Andy Warhol exhibition at the Castelli Gallery in New York and a 1968 certificate by the N.E. Thing Co. identifying the "Acme Glacier" as an ACT (Aesthetically Claimed Thing) are included in this exhibition about Andy Warhol's business art.

This exhibition does not travel.

Beroofd/ Bereft

The Jewish Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
May 30–October 27, 2024

This exhibition, on display at the National Holocaust Museum in Amsterdam, focuses on the emotional impact that Nazi looting of artwork had on its victims, including Johanna Margarethe Stern-Lipmanm.  A 1966 postcard from Flory and Myrtil Frank to Victor D. Spark features an image of the painting by Wassily Kandinsky that was stolen from the Stern-Lipmann family.

This exhibition does not travel. 

Olympisme: une autre Histoire du monde

Musée National de l'Histoire de l'immigration, Palais de la Porte Dorée
April 16–September 8, 2024

In conjunction with the Special Olympics hosted in Paris, France in 2024, the exhibition focuses on the history of the Olympic Games and the various Olympiads throughout history, exploring their often complex identities and narratives. An International News Photo from the Ben Shahn papers of a building in Hiroshima destroyed by the atom bomb is included.

This exhibition does not travel.

Beverly Buchanan: I Broke the House

ETH Zürich, gta Exhibitions, Zürich, Switzerland
March 6–May 17, 2024

The exhibition explores Beverly Buchanan's sculpture and land art, including her images of shacks and houses incorporated into her work.  Featured are Buchanan's sketchbooks and photographs of her models and artwork.

This exhibition does not travel.

Alexey Brodovitch: Astonish Me

Barnes Foundation, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
March 3–May 19, 2024

The exhibition includes a rare exhibition announcement designed by photographer and designer, Alexey Brodovitch, for a Jackson Pollock exhibition at the Betty Parsons Gallery in November 1950.

This exhibition does not travel.

Las Vegas Ikebana: Maren Hassinger and Senga Nengudi

Douglas F. Cooley Memorial Art Gallery, Reed College, Portland, Oregon
February 15–May 14, 2024

Close to sixty documents including works on paper, correspondence and photographs from the Senga Nengudi and Maren Hassinger papers are included in the exhibition. Material documents Nengudi's and Hassinger's collaborative projects.

This exhibition does not travel.

Machine Manifestos: Artists and Zines since 1970

Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, New York
November 17, 2023– March 31, 2024

Featured in this exhibition about artist's zines are a variety of Beverly Buchanan's self-published books with photographs including Houses, Marsh Ruins, Zora Neal Hurston’s 2008 Neighborhood and Other Places in Florida, Survivor and Survivor 2.

This exhibition travels to the Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, British Columbia, May 3- September 29, 2024.

Finding Hope in a World Destroyed

National World War II Museum, New Orleans, Louisiana
November 1, 2023–November 1, 2024

A Congressional Gold Medal of Honor was presented to the Monuments Men in 2014 for their efforts during World War II in locating, recovering, and restituting cultural objects and artwork stolen by the Nazis. The Archives of American Art holds the papers of Monuments Men George Leslie Stout, Thomas Carr Howe, Jr. and James J. Rorimer and was entrusted to care for the medal on their behalf. The National World War II Museum in New Orleans, Louisiana borrowed the medal for display in their new Liberation Pavilion from November 1, 2023–November 1, 2024.

This exhibition does not travel.

Teddy Sandoval and the Butch Gardens School of Art

Vincent Price Art Museum, Monterey Park, California
October 21, 2023– February 17, 2024

Included in this exhibition organized by Independent Curators International and featuring artist Teddy Sandoval, is Mail Art from Sandoval to Jerry Dreva including a printed flyer for an opening night preview of Dreva / Gronk 1968-1978: Ten Years of Art/Life, Bonbon returns, in Los Angeles.                                                        

This exhibition travels to the Williams College Museum of Art, July 19, 2024- December 15, 2024.

Ben Shahn. On Nonconformity / Ben Shahn. De la no conformidad

Museo Nacional Centro De Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid, Spain
October 3, 2023–February 26, 2024

This retrospective exhibition explores Ben Shahn's dedication to social justice in America exemplified with his art. Photographs taken by Shahn and the source materials he used for his works to document social injustices are prominent in the exhibition.

This exhibition does not travel.

Groundswell: Women of Land Art

Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas, Texas
September 23, 2023 - January 7, 2024

The exhibition about twelve ground breaking women involved in the Land art movement from the 1960s through the 1980s, features Beverly Buchanan's sketchbooks including Color Interpretations of Urban Ruins and City Walls, among others.

This exhibition does not travel.

Connecticut Modern: Art, Style, and the Avant-Garde 1930-1960

Bruce Museum, Greenwich, Connecticut
September 23, 2023 - January 7, 2024

Due to the political climate in Europe during the 1930s, Connecticut became a place of refuge for many exiled artists. Included in the exhibition are two maps hand drawn by sculptor, Alexander Calder of directions to his home in Roxbury, Connecticut. One map was drawn on the back of a letter written to Ben Shahn while the other was drawn on a postcard addressed to Marcel Breuer.

This exhibition does not travel.

A Dark, A Light, A Bright: The Designs of Dorothy Liebes

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
July 7, 2023–February 4, 2024

This exhibition features the designs of California and New York weaver, textile designer, and consultant Dorothy Wright Liebes (1899-1972). Liebes was known for distinctive textiles featuring bold color combinations with unusual textures. Included in the exhibit are drawings of her designs, sketches, photographs of Liebes and her studio weavers, and  fabric samples. 

This exhibition does not travel.

Photography, Cinema and Scrapbooking (working title)

Les Rencotres d'Arles de la Photograhpie, Espace Van Gogh, Arles, France
July 3–September 24, 2023

During the 2023 Arles international photography festival, Les Rencontres d'Arles is featuring scrapbooks created by experimental filmmakers in the mid-to-late twentieth century. Included is a 19th century Victorian scrapbook filled with illustrated poems by writer Robert Duncan and mixed-media collages by artist Jess Collins that they presented to Patricia Jordan in 1959.

This exhibition does not travel.

Creative Exchanges

The Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center, East Hampton, New York
May 4–July 30, 2023

In this exhibition, works of art by Jackson Pollock's and Lee Krasner's vast circle of artist friends are displayed among Pollock's and Krasner's own personal address books that include the names and contact information of the prominent artists’ works featured in the exhibition.

This exhibition does not travel.

Miniature Worlds: Joseph Cornell, Ray Johnson, Yayoi Kusama

Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah, New York
March 12–June 25, 2023

Correspondence, notes and printed material related to the artist Yayoi Kusama from the Joseph Cornell papers are included in the exhibition about Cornell’s friendships with and artistic influences on the younger Kusama. 

This exhibition does not travel.

Germaine Richier

Centre Pompidou, Paris, France
March 1–June 12, 2023

 The exhibition explores Germaine Richier’s evolution of the female form in sculpture and includes a photograph by Brassaï of one of her bronze female figures. 

This exhibition does not travel.

Just Above Midtown: 1974 to the Present

The Museum of Modern Art, New York, New York
October 9, 2022–February 18,  2023

The exhibition focuses on the art gallery Just Above Midtown (JAM) established in 1974 in New York City. Senga Nengudi was a fundamental artist present in the gallery. The contact sheet for Nengudi's Portraits for Contextures book, 1978, is included in the exhibition.  

This exhibition does not travel.

Forrest Bess: Out of the Blue

Camden Arts Centre, London, England
September 30–December 23,  2022

This retrospective exhibition celebrates Forrest Bess' artistic vision and beliefs and examines his relationship with prominent art dealer, Betty Parsons, and art historian, Meyer Schapiro, both supporters of Bess. Included are images from a Forrest Bess retrospective exhibition at the Betty Parsons Gallery in 1962,  pages from Bess' medical thesis, writings about Bess' work, and letters from Bess to Parsons and Schapiro and others including President Dwight D. Eisenhower. 

This exhibition does not travel.

Proto-Feminism in the Print Studio

Arcadia University, Spruance Gallery, Glenside, Pennsylvania

September 13–December 4, 2022

The exhibition explores the technical advancements made by women printmakers who were a part of Atelier 17 during the 1940s and 1950s, with a particular focus on their connections and contributions to feminism.  Included are letters from Dorothy Tredennick and Worden Day to Anne Ryan.

This exhibition does not travel.

Marcel Duchamp: A Revision of the Object

Museum Für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt, Germany
March 19–September 18,  2022

Included in this comprehensive analysis of Marcel Duchamp's transferral of the object is an examination of his relationships with other artists. The exhibition incorporates photographs of Duchamp with Raymond Duchamp-Villion and Jacques Villion, Joseph Stella, Katherine Kuh, Lou and Walter Arensberg, and others as well as correspondence between Marcel Duchamp and Joseph Cornell, Jean Crotti and Suzanne Duchamp.   

This exhibition does not travel.

Le Petit Prince

Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris, France
February 16–June 26, 2022 

The exhibition explores the story of The Little Prince (Le Petit Prince) written by Antoine de Saint-Expuréy.   Included are pages from  Saint-Exupéry's manuscript Lettre A Leon Werth,  and pen and ink drawings of "Little Prince" like characters Saint-Exupéry sent to Hedda Sterne.

This exhibition does not travel.

Swing Landscape: Stuart Davis and the Modernist Mural

Eskenazi Museum of Art, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana
February 5–May 22, 2022 

The exhibition examines Stuart Davis' Swing Landscape, 1938, in depth. Works include Harry Bowden's Study for Williamsburg Mural and Suggestion for a Mural, circa 1936, from the Harry Bowden papers. 

This exhibition does not travel.

Art for the Future:  Artists Call and Central American Solidarities

Tufts University Art Galleries, Aidekman Arts Center, Medford, Massachusetts
January 20–April 24, 2022

The exhibition chronicles the 1984 Artists Call Against US Intervention in Central America campaign and incorporates documents from the Nancy Spero papers including a Procession for Peace flyer and name tags on cloth strips worn as arm bands during the procession.

This exhibition travels to the University of New Mexico Art Museum, Albuquerque, New Mexico,  September 6- December 3, 2022; DePaul University, Chicago, Illinois, March 23- August 6, 2023.

Bernard Langlais: Live and Let Live On

John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, Wisconsin
October 17, 2021–March 2022

Considered a  2nd installment of an exhibition devoted to Bernard Langlais, part two focuses on Helen Langlais' contribution to the renewal of Bernard's sculpture after his death. Photographs of Helen with Bernard's works, notes by Helen, correspondence between Helen and others after Bernard's death, inventories of Bernard's work, and exhibition catalogs and announcements are featured in the exhibition.  

This exhibition does not travel.

Jasper Johns: Mind/ Mirror

Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, New York and the Philadelphia Museum of Art
September 29, 2021–February 13,  2022

A collaboration between the Whitney and the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the exhibition explores Jasper John' life and art from the 1950's through the present. Included is a list of items lost in fire at Johns' house and studio in Edisto Beach, South Carolina,  and letters from Johns while traveling to Tokyo and Hawaii to Leo Castelli.

This exhibition does not travel. Both venues host the exhibition simultaneously.

Horace Pippin: Racism and War

The Trout Gallery, The Art Museum of Dickinson College, Carlisle, Pennsylvania
September 25, 2021–February 20,  2022

Horace Pippin's illustrated memoir of his experiences in World War I is included in this exhibition that exemplifies racism in America during World War I and World War II.

This exhibition does not travel.

John Leslie Breck and the Birth of American Impressionism

Mint Museum Uptown,  Charlotte, North Carolina
September 18, 2021–January 2, 2022 

This is the first retrospective exhibition on American Impressionist, John Leslie Breck and includes a photograph of Breck in his Newton, Massachusetts studio, 1894.  

This exhibition travels to the Dixon Gallery and Gardens, Memphis, Tennessee, January 22- March 27, 2022 and the Figge Museum of American Art, Davenport, Iowa, May 28- August 28, 2022.

This Must Be the Place: Latin American Artists in New York, 1965-1975

Americas Society, Visual Arts, New York, New York
September 15, 2021–April 30, 2022

The exhibition focuses on Latin American Artists living in New York during the 1960s and 1970s. Flyers and photographs centered around the recreation of Brigada Ramona Parra's murals in New York that were destroyed by military in Chile are included.

This exhibition does not travel. 

Joan Mitchell

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, California
September 4, 2021–Fall 2022

The retrospective exhibition includes a 1962 letter from Joan Mitchell to Michael Goldberg from the Archives that will be displayed among Mitchell's works from the 1960s.  

Venues include the San Francisco Museum of  Modern Art, San Francisco, California, September 4, 2021–January 17, 2022; The Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, Maryland,  March 6-August 14, 2022 ; the Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris, France, fall 2022.

Bob Thompson: This House Is Mine

Colby Museum of Art, Waterville, Maine
July 20, 2021–January 8, 2023

The exhibition explores Bob Thompson's brief but prolific life and includes contributions from activists, writers, artists and those who knew Thompson.  Along with Thompson's works of art, printed material, including brochures and exhibition announcements, and Thompson's own personal photograph album are included in the exhibition.

Venues include the Colby College Museum of Art , Waterville, Maine, July 20, 2021- January 9, 2022; Smart Museum of Art, Chicago, Illinois, February 10- May 15, 2022;  High Museum of Art, Atlanta, Georgia, June 18- September 11, 2022; Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, California,  October 9, 2022- January 8, 2023

Alma W. Thomas: Everything is Beautiful

Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, Virginia
July 9, 2021–September 25, 2022 

The exhibition chronicles Alma Thomas' artistic life, including her early and student work, her costume design, and her relationship with her community in Washington, DC, and explores how these experiences formed her identity. A variety of archival documents such as a selection of Thomas' linoleum block prints, photographs of Thomas' costume design, and photographs with her students in Washington, DC, demonstrate her range as an artist.

Venues include the Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, Virginia July 9- October 3, 2021; The Phillips Collection, Washington, DC, October 30, 2021-January 23, 2022; Frist Art Museum, Nashville ,Tennessee, February 25- June 5, 2022; and The Columbus Museum, Columbus, Georgia, July 21- September 25, 2022 

Dream Monuments: Drawing in the 1960s and 1970s

The Menil Collection, Houston, Texas
May 21–September 19, 2021 

Beverly Buchanan's City Walls sketchbook from 1976-1977 is included in this exhibition that examines how artists during the 1960s and 1970s approached the idea of monumentality in their drawings.

This exhibition does not travel.

Bernard Langlais: Live and Let Live

John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, Wisconsin
April 4–October 3, 2021

The exhibition explores Bernard Langlais’ art as it relates to his living and working surroundings. Photographs of Langlais, sketches, and correspondence from significant moments in his life are included in the exhibition.

This exhibition does not travel.

Alex Hay

Peter Freeman Inc., New York, New York
March 6–April 24, 2021

To celebrate artist, Alex Hay's 90th birthday, the Peter Freeman gallery is featuring works by the artist including a drawing by Hay found in the Alan Solomon papers as well as Statement of Purpose written by Hay.

This exhibition does not travel.

Shaping the Future. Environments by Aleksandra Kasuba

National Gallery of Art of The Lithuanian National Museum of Art, Vilnius, Lithuania
January 29–April 30, 2021

This is the first retrospective exhibition in Lithuania of American Lithuanian environmental artist, Aleksandra Kasuba. Numerous model drawings and watercolors by Kasuba from her archives are featured.

This exhibition does not travel.

Senga Nengudi: Topologies

Denver Art Museum, Denver, Colorado
December 6, 2020–April 11, 2021

The exhibition includes four works on paper by Senga Nengudi that provide insight into the development of Nengudi's sculpture and performances. Included is her sketch for her sculpture installation R.S.V.P. I. 

Venues include The Denver Art Museum, Denver, Colorado, December 6, 2020- April 11, 2021 and the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, April 29- August 1, 2021

The Conference of Animals

Queens Museum, New York, New York
September 16, 2020–January 17, 2021

Children's drawings are incorporated into a large scale mural created by artist Ulrike Müller in this exhibition that celebrates art from a child's perspective. Included are childhood drawings by artists in the Archives' collections including Philip Evergood, Reginald Marsh and Louise Nevelson.  

This exhibition does not travel.

Proto-Feminism in the Print Studio

Spruance Gallery, Arcadia University
September 15–November 22, 2020 (Postponed until fall of 2022. New dates are forthcoming.)

Correspondence between female artists including Worden Day, Anne Ryan, Louise Bourgeois and Dorothy Tredennick are included in this exhibition that explores the networking relationships between women artists and the art of printmaking.

This exhibition does not travel.


Addison Gallery of Art, Andover, Massachusetts
September 1, 2020–February 28, 2021

Using cartographic elements, the exhibition explores the interaction of humans and their environments. Artist, Josh Franco, produced an installation piece that incorporates a rattlesnake owned by land artist Robert Smithson.

This exhibition does not travel.

Polly Thayer Starr: Nearer the Essence

Fruitlands Museums-The Trustees of Reservations, Harvard, Massachusetts
May 2020–March 31, 2021

Archival documents support this exhibition that explores Polly Thayer Starr's processes for creating her art, involving her interest in nature and poetry. Cards with floral designs, studies for paintings and poetry from the Polly Thayer Starr papers are featured. 

This exhibition does not travel.

Raymond Hood and the American Skyscraper

David Winton Bell Gallery, List Art Center, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island
April 4–May 24, 2020

Raymond Hood, a native of Rhode Island who attended Brown University, is featured in this exhibition focusing on the evolution of his skyscraper designs. The papers at the Archives of American Art include many of Hood's large scale designs and proposals that are included in the exhibition.

This exhibition does not travel.

Andy Warhol: Lifetimes

Tate Modern, London England
March 12, 2020–March 27, 2022

The exhibition features seven photographs of Andy Warhol vacuum cleaning as a part of the Finch College Museum of Art Art in Process V exhibition, 1972. The venue at the Aspen Art Museum includes additional material from the Archives consisting of photographs of Warhol, his friends, and images of other Warhol exhibition installations including Flowers and Wallpaper and Clouds; various printed material regarding Warhol, a Warhol exhibition price list, and Andeeeeee Monthly (wee hope) Gazette: The Journal of the Andy Warhol Fan Club of New York City, circa 1965.

Venues include the Tate Modern, London, England, March 12- November 15, 2020; Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Germany, December 10, 2020- June 13, 2021; Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada, July 17- October 24, 2021; Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, Colorado, December 3, 2021- March 27, 2022

Linda Nochlin: The Maverick She

National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, DC
March 8–October 8, 2020

Letters, photographs and writings from the newly acquired Linda Nochlin papers at the Archives of American Art are on display in this exhibition that honors the life of art historian, Linda Nochlin.

This exhibition does not travel.

Vida Americana: Mexican Muralists Remake American Art, 1925-1945

Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, New York
February 17, 2020–January 3, 2021

The magazine cover of Mexican Folkways, vol. 4, no. 4, 1928, illustrated by Diego Rivera, and the February 1936 issue of Art Front magazine are included in the exhibition about Mexican muralists in the early to mid-twentieth century who influenced American art.

This exhibition does not travel.

Forrest Bess

Fridericianum, Kassel, Germany
February 14–September 6, 2020

Sixty documents including illustrated letters, photographs, exhibition catalogs and announcements, and Forrest Bess' thesis on the concept of immortality are featured in this comprehensive exhibition about Forrest Bess' art, philosophy and spirituality.

This exhibition does not travel. 

We Return Fighting: The African American Experience in World War I

National Museum of African American History and Culture, Washington, DC
December 13, 2019–September 15, 2020

The handwritten and  illustrated World War I memoir of African American artist, Horace Pippin, detailing his experiences during the war, is included in this exhibition.

This exhibition does not travel. 

Edward Hopper and the American Hotel

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, Virginia
November 2, 2019–October 25, 2020

The exhibition focuses on Edward Hopper's paintings depicting hotels and the hospitality industry. Included are letters and postcards from Edward and Josephine Hopper written from various hotels during their travels, to Frank Rehn, Frank Rehn Gallery.

Venues include the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, Virginia, November 2, 2019–February 23, 2020; Newfields: A Place for Nature and the Arts, Indianapolis, Indiana, July 18–October 25, 2020.

Senga Nengudi

Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC
October 25, 2019–2021

The Smithsonian American Art Museum is displaying a photograph of Senga Nengudi, an exhibition announcement and flyer, and Nengudi’s artists questionnaire from Just Above Midtown Gallery in their permanent collections gallery that rotates featured artists and acquisitions. Nengudi’s material is on display from late October 2019- 2021.

Edith Halpert and the Rise of American Art

The Jewish Museum, New York, New York
October 18, 2019–February 9, 2020

Edith Halpert's impressive career as a gallerist is exemplified in this exhibition with works from artists that she represented. Featured from the Archives is a photograph of Halpert in a dress created using one of Charles Sheeler's textile designs, as well as a sample of the textile.

This exhibition does not travel.

Soft and Wet

Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, New York, New York
September 18–November 16, 2019

The exhibition references a previous exhibition held at the A.I.R Gallery in 1980 entitled Dialectics of Isolation: An Exhibition of Third World Women Artists of the United States in which Beverly Buchanan participated. Featured in this exhibition is the sketchbook City Walls, 1977, by Buchanan.

This exhibition does not travel.

Senga Nengudi: Topologies

Städitsche Galerie im Lenbachhaus und Kunstbau,  München, Germany
September 17, 2019–November 5, 2020

This is the first exhibition in Germany featuring artist Senga Nengudi. The show explores her nylon mesh sculptures and well as her processes and collaborations with other artists. Included are four drawings by Nengudi from the Archives. The exhibition travels to Brazil as part of a program dedicated to the history of dance.

Venues include Städitsche Galerie im Lenbachhaus und Kunstbau, München, Germany, September 17, 2019- January 19, 2020; The Museu de Arte de São Paulo (MASP), São Paulo, Brazil,  April 30, 2020- November 5, 2020.

David Park Retrospective

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, California
June 2, 2019–January 18, 2021

This retrospective exhibition includes a sketchbook of figurative drawings by Elmer Bischoff, one of David Park's peers. The sketchbook is intended to examine the artist's process.

Venues include the Modern Art Museum of Forth Worth, Forth Worth, Texas, June 2–September 8, 2019; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, California, July 17–January 18, 2021.

Prehistory and Modernity

Musèe national d'art moderne, Centre national d'art et de culture Georges Pompidou, Paris, France
May 8–September 16, 2019

Understanding the importance of origins for artists and society in general, is examined through works of modern culture from the nineteenth through the twentieth centuries in this exhibition. The impact of Robert Smithson's earthworks during the 1960's plays a pivotal role. Fifteen photographs from the Robert Smithson and Nancy Holt papers at the Archives are on display.

This exhibition does not travel.

Art After Stonewall: 19691989

Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, Ohio
April 19, 2019–October 4, 2020

The exhibition corresponds with the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots and examines the artists and works of art prominent during this period in American art and queer history.  Posters from the Woman's Building records are included as well as a published column found in the Gregory Battcock papers are included.

Venues include the Grey art Gallery and Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art, New York, New York, April 19–July 21, 2019; the Patricia & Phillip Frost Museum, Miami, Florida, September 14, 2019–January 6, 2020; and the Columbus Museum of Art, March 5–October 4, 2020.

James Lee Byars

Elaine L. Jacob Gallery, James Pearson Duffy Department of Art and Art History, Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan
April 5–July 5, 2019

Focusing on the early years of James Lee Byars' life and work, the exhibition features 22 letters and poems from Byars to Olga Constantine from the late 1950s to the early 1960s, when Byars spent time in Japan.

This exhibition does not travel.

Joseph Cornell: Collage and Montage

Kawamura Memorial DIC Museum of Art, Sakura, Japan
March 23–June 16, 2019

The exhibition relies heavily on Joseph Cornell's archives and documents his vast expanse of materials used and wide range of works. Cornell's diaries, correspondence and source material are featured.

This exhibition does not travel.

Arte Popular: Frida Kahlo and Folk Art

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts
February 27–June 16, 2019

Focusing on Frida Kahlo's techniques as an artist, Arte Popular includes a six page letter written February 16, 1939 from Kahlo to Nikolas Muray. Kahlo writes about her representation in an exhibition that would feature her paintings among Mexican folk art.

This exhibition may travel. 

Lost, Loose and Loved: Foreign Artists in Paris, 19441968

Museo Nacional  Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid, Spain
November 20, 2018–April 22, 2019

The exhibition examines the various cultural threads created by artists and their artwork and the global implications of their presence in post-war Paris. Included is Romare Bearden's handwritten map of Paris, 1950.

This exhibition does not travel. 

Armenia: Art, Culture, Eternity

Armenian Museum of America, Watertown, Massachusetts
November 7, 2018–May 7, 2019

A WPA photograph of Armenian-American Abstract Expressionist, Arshile Gorky, is included in this overview exhibition exploring Armenian culture.

This exhibition does not travel.

Gordon Parks: The New Tide, 1940–1950

National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
November 4, 2018–April 26, 2020

Photographs by Gordon Parks spanning the decade from 1940–1950 are featured in this exhibition that explores the evolution of his work. Included is a photograph of Peter Pollock by Parks from the Archives.

Venues include the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, November 4, 2018–February 18, 2019; Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, Ohio, March 23–June 16, 2019; Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Fort Worth, Texas,  August 31–December 29, 2019, Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover, Massachusetts, February 1–April 26, 2020.

Acts of Art and Rebuttal in 1971

Hunter College Art Galleries, Bertha and Karl Leubsdorf Gallery, New York, New York
October 4–November 25, 2018

The exhibition is based upon a 1971 exhibition organized by the Black Emergency Cultural Coalition at Acts of Art in Greenwich Village. Included is a 1971 letter from artist and key organizer of the show, Benny Andrews, to Reginald Gammon describing the show's intent as well as a call to artists to participate in the show.

This exhibition does not travel.

Rubbish and Dreams: The Genderqueer Performance Art of Stephen Varble

Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art, New York, New York
September 27, 2018–January 27, 2019

Featured in this exhibition on performance artist Stephen Varble (1946–1984) are a speech and press releases from the Gregory Battcock papers documenting the art work of Varble in New York during the 1970's.

This exhibition does not travel.

The Lightness of Coincidence: Hugo Weber in Dialogue with Alberto Giacometti

Bünder Kunstmuseum Chur, Switzerland
September 15, 2018–January 6, 2019

The exhibition includes works by both Alberto Giacometti and Hugo Weber and references Giacometti’s long standing influence on Weber’s career and works of art.  Photographs of Weber and his works of art and sketches from the Hugo Weber papers are featured.

This exhibition does not travel.

The Conditions of Being Art: Pat Hearn Gallery & American Fine Arts, Co. (19832004)

The Center for Curatorial Studies and Hessel Museum of Art, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York
June 23–December 14, 2018

The exhibition explores the activities of both the Pat Hearn Gallery and American Fine Arts Co. and uses archival material to illustrate the galleries' practices as well as the artists they represent. Over twenty images from the Archives are on view, along with Colin de Land's hat featuring his slogan "Don't bother me unless you're buyin."

This exhibition does not travel.

Monument's Men: On the Front Line to Save Europe's Art, 19421946

Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum, Ontario, Canada
June 22–November 18, 2018

The exhibition recreates the Archive's exhibition Monument's Men using images and label content in digital format on panels. Three original documents from the Thomas Carr Howe papers including a photograph of recovered works of art, a German Civil affairs handbook, and a page of the inventory of paintings in Goring Art Museum are on display.

This exhibition does not travel.

Robert Smithson: Time Crystals

The University of Queensland Australia, Brisbane, Australia
March 10, 2018–September 22, 2018

The exhibition relies extensively on the archives of the Robert Smithson and Nancy Holt papers and explores the foundation of Robert Smithson's explorations of order, disorder and time. Over 50 documents from the papers and 24 books from Smithson's library are on display.  

Venues include The University of Queensland Australia, Brisbane, Australia, March 10–July 8, 2018 Monash University Museum of Art, Melbourne, Australia, July 22–September 22, 2018.

Outliers and American Vanguard Art

National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
January 28, 2018–March 18, 2019

The exhibition focuses on twentieth century outlier American artists and their formally trained peers. Documents regarding artist Forrest Bess including images of Bess, pages from his thesis, letters and material documenting his relationship with the Betty Parsons Gallery are included.

Venues include the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, January 28–May 13, 2018; High Museum of Art, Atlanta, Georgia, June 24–September 30, 2018; Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, California, November 18, 2018–March 18, 2019.

Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney: Sculpture

Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, Florida
January 25, 2018–July 7, 2019

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

Venues include the Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, Florida, January 25–April 29, 2018; the New York Historical Society, New York, New York, fall/winter 2018; and the Newport Art Museum, Newport, Rhode Island, April 7–July 7, 2019.

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.

Venues include The Fralin Museum of Art at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia, August 25–December 17, 2018 and the Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase, New York, January 21–May 20, 2018.

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