Documents Touring and on Loan

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.

Art After Stonewall: 1969-1989

Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, Ohio
April 19, 2019–May 17, 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 and a flyer from the Woman's Building records are included.

Venues include the Grey art Gallery and Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art, April 19–July 21, 2019; the Patricia & Phillip Frost Museum, Miami, Florida, September 14, 2019–January 6, 2020; and the Columbus Museum of Art, February 17–May 17, 2020.

Foreign Artists in Paris, 1944-1968

Museum Reina Sofía, Madrid, Spain
November 20, 2018–April 22, 2019

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

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 30, 2018–January 20, 2019

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

This exhibition does not travel.

The Conditions of Being Art: Pat Hearn Gallery & American Fine Arts, Co. (1983-2004)

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 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.

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.


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