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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.

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 wil not travel.

Charles Sheeler: Fashion, Photography, and Sculptural Form

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

The exhibition explores the viewpoints and compositions of artist Charles Sheeler's works. Included 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

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.

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.

Bradley Walker Tomlin: A Retrospective

Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art, State University of New York at New Paltz
August 31, 2016–May 14, 2017

This is the first retrospective exhibition of Bradley Walker Tomlin's works of art. Included are photographs of Tomlin and other artists from the Archives' collection.

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





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