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.

The Color Line: African-American Artists and the Civil Rights in the United States

Musée du quai Branly, Paris, France
October 4, 2016–January 22, 2017

The exhibition focuses on the civil rights movement in the United States from the perspective of artists who have been the subject of discrimination. Included in the exhibition is Horace Pippin's illustrated memoir of his experiences during World War I.

This exhibition will not travel.

World War I and American Art

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
November 1, 2016- April 30, 2017

Anna Coleman Ladd's facial reconstruction documentation photographs of World War I soldiers are included in this exhibition which examines the impact that this war had on American Art.

The Archives of American Art material will not travel.

Bradley Walker Tomlin: A Retrospective

Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art, State University of New York at New Paltz
August 31- May 14, 2017

The first retrospective exhibition of Bradley Walker Tomlin's works of art. Included with painting by Tomlin will be photographs of Tomlin and other artists from the Archives of American Art's collection.

Travels to the Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, New York, February 11- May 14, 2017

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

February 10, 2017- January 7, 2018

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

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

Henry James and American Art

The Morgan Library and Museum

June 9, 2017- January 21, 2018

The exhibition focuses on writer Henry James' involvement with American Artists and its effect on his literary work. On display from the Archives are three photographs of painter Elizabeth Boot Duveneck with family and friends.





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