January 8, 2015

Stay up-to-date with the latest news from the Archives of American Art.


  • April 27, 2021 | Press Release

    The Archives of American Art is pleased to invite applications from postsecondary teachers to participate in a series of two professional development workshops, held virtually in August and September 2021, focused on teaching the history of American art with primary sources.

  • April 1, 2021 | Press Release

    The Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, announced today that it has received a major gift of records of the Allan Stone Gallery. The visionary connoisseur and dealer Allan Stone (1932–2006) founded his eponymous gallery on December 7, 1960. These voluminous records date from the gallery’s inception on the Upper East Side through 2019, and include correspondence, price lists, invoices, annotated calendars, photographs, gallery publications, and news clippings. This collection is a significant addition to the Archives’ holdings of more than 200 gallery records documenting the American art market from the late-nineteenth century to the present day.

  • March 12, 2021 | Press Release

    The Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, is pleased to announce several recent acquisitions, including collections from artists new to the Archives along with significant additions to existing papers and other materials that enrich the story of American art.  Highlights among them include the papers of the postmodernist painter and printmaker Emma Amos, abstract expressionist Nela Arias-Misson, jewelry artist Ken Cory, and woodworker Emil Milan.

  • January 29, 2021 | Press Release

    The Archives of American Art Journal is planning a special issue showcasing new approaches to oral archives. We invite proposals for manuscripts that ask: What distinguishes oral evidence from other kinds of primary sources? What critical tools do scholars need to interpret that kind of evidence in innovative ways? How have scholars relied on oral narratives to construct histories of American art, and what have been the benefits or limitations of doing so?


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