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- September 22, 2016 | Press ReleaseWe are delighted to announce that the Archives of American Art has been selected as the inaugural recipient of the Don Tyson Prize from the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art!
- September 14, 2016 | Press Release
Jeff Richmond-Moll, a doctoral candidate in art history at the University of Delaware, has been awarded the fifth annual Archives of American Art Graduate Research Essay Prize, funded by the Dedalus Foundation. This prize recognizes emerging scholars who advance the understanding of American art history through the innovative use of primary sources at the Archives of American Art.
- August 31, 2016 | Press Release
In celebration of the 2016 grand opening of the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture, the Archives of American Art presents selections from recently acquired collections highlighting the cultural contributions and the personal stories of African Americans in the art world. The exhibition will be on view from September 23 through March 21, 2017, in the Lawrence A. Fleischman Gallery at the Smithsonian's Donald W. Reynolds Center for American Art and Portraiture.
- July 25, 2016 | Press ReleasePen to Paper, a collection of letters by artists from the Smithsonian's Archives of American Art, reveals how letter writing can be an artistic act, just as an artist puts pen to paper to craft a line in a drawing.
- May 24, 2016 | Press ReleaseThe Smithsonian’s Archives of American Art (the Archives) has acquired the extraordinary archive of the late philanthropist, artist, collector, and art dealer James R. “Jimmy” Hedges III (1942–2014) and the records from his Rising Fawn Folk Art Gallery.
- March 2, 2016 | Press ReleaseAmanda Dalla Villa Adams, a doctoral student in art history at Virginia Commonwealth University, was awarded the Archives of American Art Graduate Research Essay Prize funded by the Dedalus Foundation Inc.
- January 13, 2016 | Press ReleaseThe Archives of American Art is throwing a birthday party for painter Robert Motherwell (1915–1992). To mark the occasion, we will give away 101 free birthday cupcakes and share fun facts about Motherwells’ remarkable life. Join us in the Kogod Courtyard on January 24 at 1:00 pm.
- October 9, 2015The Archives of American Art is pleased to announce that we will host an afternoon symposium on December 4, 2015 in honor of the centenary of Robert Motherwell’s birth.
- September 3, 2015The Smithsonian’s Archives of American Art has acquired the extraordinary photographic archive of Cosmos Andrew Sarchiapone (1931–2011)—or “Cosmos,” as he was known—including more than 40,000 images documenting New York’s avant-garde art scene, along with celebrity parties, concerts, openings and other occasions in the 1970s'.
- July 7, 2015This summer, the Smithsonian’s Archives of American Art will showcase for the first time a selection of the personal address books of influential American artists. From Jackson Pollock and Lee Krasner to Joseph Cornell and Ad Reinhardt, “Little Black Books: Address Books from the Archives of American Art” will uncover fascinating webs of personal and professional connections. The exhibition will be on view at the Lawrence A. Fleischman Gallery at the Smithsonian’s Donald W. Reynolds Center for American Art and Portraiture from August 7 through November 1, 2015.
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