January 8, 2015

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


  • May 13, 2008
    The Archives of American Art mourns the passing of Robert Rauschenberg, one of the world’s most influential American artists.



  • June 10, 2006
    John W. Smith has been named director of the Smithsonian Institution's Archives of American Art, effective June 26, 2006. He is currently the assistant director for collections, exhibitions and research at The Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh.
  • January 10, 2006
    Three major research collections representing a large body of primary source material documenting the evolution of modernism in American art history have been organized, arranged, preserved, and cataloged according to archival standards. Web-accessible electronic EAD (Encoded Archival Description) finding aids have been created and made available on this website as well as on the Research Libraries Group’s Archival Resources website.