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January 8, 2015

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

2015

  • September 3, 2015
    The 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, 2015
    This 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.
  • July 2, 2015
    The Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, is pleased to announce that Tanya Sheehan will serve as guest editor of the Archives of American Art Journal for 2016. 
  • June 2, 2015
    Two FREE programs led by artist Aram Han Sifuentes. Aram Han Sifuentes is a social practice fiber artist and works closely with Chicago based non-profit organizations, community centers, and public schools to facilitate workshops for immigrant communities.   
  • April 20, 2015
    The Archives notes with sadness the passing on April 17th of A. Alfred Taubman, longtime supporter and Trustee Emeritus of the Archives of American Art.
  • March 20, 2015
    The Archives of American Art announces an upcoming symposium, “The Multi-Media Archive: Stewardship and Use of Audiovisual Media Documenting Contemporary Art History,” to be held at the Donald W. Reynolds Center for American Art and Portraiture, in Washington D.C., on Friday, March 27, 2015.  
  • March 12, 2015
    The Smithsonian’s Archives of American Art will explore the remarkable career of American modernist painter, photographer and printmaker Yasuo Kuniyoshi (1889–1953) in the exhibition, “Artist Teacher Organizer: Yasuo Kuniyoshi in the Archives of American Art,” 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 March 30 through July 10.
  • January 28, 2015
    In honor of Robert Motherwell’s centenary, the Dedalus Foundation has selected three scholars to conduct new research focused on Motherwell and his contemporaries. The scholars-in-residence will concentrate on materials in the collection of the Archives that expand on current Motherwell research. The scholars will present the results of their research at a symposium to be held December 4, 2015 at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. 

2014

  • December 30, 2014
    Join us on Saturday, January 3, 2015 at 4 p.m. in the Lawrence A. Fleischman Gallery for a public reading of diaries from the Archives of American Art. Selected participants will read intriguing diary entries from the first of the year.  
  • December 17, 2014
    The Archives of American Art announces an upcoming symposium, “The Multi-Media Archive: Stewardship and Use of Audiovisual Media Documenting Contemporary Art History,” to be held at the Donald W. Reynolds Center for American Art and Portraiture, in Washington D.C., on Friday, March 27.

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