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- December 16, 2014Christina Weyl, a doctoral candidate in art history at Rutgers University, was awarded the Archives of American Art Graduate Research Essay Prize funded by the Dedalus Foundation Inc.
- October 14, 2014In honor of Robert Motherwell’s centenary, the Dedalus Foundation invites applications for a 2014-2015 art history research grant focused on Motherwell and his contemporaries. The scholar(s) in residence at the Archives of American Art in Washington, DC, will concentrate on materials in the collection of the Archives that expand on current Motherwell research.
- September 16, 2014The Smithsonian’s Archives of American Art presents an intimate look into artists’ lives in the upcoming exhibition “A Day in the Life: Artists’ Diaries from the Archives of American Art.” The exhibition will be open September 26, 2014–February 28, 2015, in the Lawrence A. Fleischman Gallery at the Smithsonian’s Donald W. Reynolds Center for American Art and Portraiture.
- June 30, 2014This Guide to Provenance Research is the result of a project funded by the Samuel H. Kress Foundation to enhance access to the Archives’ World War II era provenance research collections.
- June 13, 2014The Smithsonian's Archives of American Art invites you to join us for a very special trip to Chicago in spring 2015. Led by art historian Carol Neuberger, the trip will feature the best of Chicago for art lovers: renowned private collections, an architectural tour of the city, curator-led museum visits, a night at the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, elegant accommodations, superb dinners, and much more.
- May 8, 2014A new exhibition, Artists and Their Models, from the Smithsonian’s Archives of American Art, showcases more than 75 original letters, photographs, cards, sketches and interviews chronicling the interaction between artists and their models. The exhibition will be on view May 15 to August 27, 2014 in the Lawrence A. Fleischman Gallery at the Smithsonian’s Donald W. Reynolds Center for American Art and Portraiture.
- April 23, 2014The Archives is pleased to announce the date and details for its spectacular 2014 Benefit, to be held on October 28, 2014, at 583 Park Avenue, New York City.
- February 5, 2014The Archives of American Art is pleased to present Diane Zorich’s American Art History & Digital Scholarship New Avenues for Exploration: A Report on the Symposium and Workshop organized by the Archives of American Art and Funded by the Terra Foundation for American Art.
- January 30, 2014The Archives’ exhibition, “MONUMENTS MEN: On the Front Line to Save Europe’s Art, 1942-1946,” will present original photographs, official military records, and letters that chronicle this extraordinary mission. Also, visitors will be able to hear the voices of Monuments Men through excerpts of interviews from the Archives’ Oral History Collection. The exhibition will be on display from Feb. 7 to April 20 in the Lawrence A. Fleischman Gallery at the Smithsonian’s Donald W. Reynolds Center for American Art and Portraiture.
- January 24, 2014This award is bestowed upon an individual Smithsonian employee or team of employees who excelled at utilizing digital tools to advance the Smithsonian mission of increasing and diffusing knowledge. Through singular acts or consistent activity; commitment to exploring, developing, and implementing innovative approaches; and willingness to collaborate and share innovations across the organization, they made an exceptional contribution to fulfilling one or more priority objectives for the digital enterprise.
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