January 8, 2015

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


  • November 17, 2020 | Press Release

    The Fall 2019 issue of the Smithsonian's Archives of American Art Journal has been awarded first prize in the category of magazines/scholarly journals in the American Alliance of Museums’ 29th annual Museum Publications Design Competition. This competition recognizes and encourages superior execution and ingenuity in the graphic design of museum publications and is the only national, juried competition of its kind.

  • October 28, 2020 | Press Release

    The Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, has acquired the archive of the noted New York arts nonprofit, Art in General, which recently announced its closure following nearly forty years of operation. Since its founding, Art in General has been a cutting-edge organization in Lower Manhattan (and, since 2016, in Brooklyn’s DUMBO neighborhood), organizing exhibitions and programming that launched the careers of many artists and curators, providing a venue to present work that pushed the boundaries of artmaking.

  • May 31, 2020 | Press Release

    "Like many Americans, watching multiple incidents of deadly violence against black people unfold before our eyes has left us feeling demoralized and distraught, aghast and angry. Not only have we been forced to grapple with the impact of a global pandemic, we have been forced to confront the reality that, despite gains made in the past fifty years, we are still a nation riven by inequality and racial division.

  • May 14, 2020 | Press Release

    The Archives of American Art is pleased to announce the appointments of Ben Gillespie, as oral historian and Jacob Proctor as the Gilbert and Ann Kinney New York Collector.

  • March 20, 2020 | Press Release

    Though our offices are closed, we're always here for you online. Our staff is available to respond to your questions at More than ever, during this uncertain time, we hope our collections serve as a source of endless discovery and inspiration.

  • January 17, 2020 | Press Release

    The Archives of American Art is pleased to announce that we will serve as the leading repository for the Felix Gonzalez-Torres Correspondence Archive. The artist’s correspondence—original letters, postcards, snapshots with notes, and other personal communications, sent to his friends, colleagues, and family—share a rich relationship with his work and providing access to this material will benefit future scholarship. The Felix Gonzalez-Torres Foundation has been conducting research and outreach on behalf of the Archives of American Art since 2018. Their visionary efforts will ensure that these primary sources will be preserved and made available for generations to come.