January 8, 2015

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  • 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?



  • October 18, 2019 | Press Release

    Miriam Grotte-Jacobs, a PhD candidate in the history of art at Johns Hopkins University, has been awarded the 2019 Dedalus Foundation Graduate Research Essay Prize at the Archives of American Art. The prize recognizes original research by a graduate student that engages with the holdings of the Smithsonian’s Archives of American Art and focuses on studies related to painting, sculpture, and the allied arts from 1940 to the present day.

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