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- March 19, 2013Kate Haw has been named the director of the Smithsonian’s Archives of American Art, effective May 13.
- March 8, 2013Interim Director of the Archives of American Art Dr. Liza Kirwin has been awarded the 2012 Secretary’s Research Prize for her exhibition catalog Lists: To-dos, Illustrated Inventories, Collected Thoughts, and Other Artists’ Enumerations from the Smithsonian’s Archives of American Art.
- March 7, 2013The Smithsonian’s Archives of American Art has been awarded a prestigious Windgate Museum Student Internship grant for 2013.
- February 15, 2013The Smithsonian’s Archives of American Art has launched 1913 Armory Show: The Story in Primary Sources at armoryshow.si.edu, a website celebrating the centennial of the International Exhibition of Modern Art.
- February 6, 2013On Thursday, January 31, Smithsonian Secretary G. Wayne Clough and Interim Director Liza Kirwin hosted a reception to officially open the new Archives of American Art New York Research Center at 300 Park Avenue South, Suite 300 in New York, NY. The festive evening included over 100 guests including trustees, patrons, Smithsonian cabinet members, and members of the media.
- January 15, 2013The Smithsonian's Archives of American Art presents an exhibition on the many ways artists experience museums. The exhibition opened Jan. 14 at the Lawrence A. Fleischman Gallery in the Smithsonian's Donald W. Reynolds Center for American Art and Portraiture and will remain on view through May 16.
- November 28, 2012The Smithsonian's Archives of American Art presents "Henry Mosler's Civil War Diary," a digital exhibition at civilwardiary.aaa.si.edu launched in recognition of the sesquicentennial of Mosler's diary. Mosler (1841-1920) was a painter and illustrator who worked primarily in Ohio, Kentucky, New York City and Europe. Mosler began his career during the Civil War when he served as an artist correspondent for Harper's Weekly.
- November 8, 2012A special issue of the Archives of American Art Journal will publish several important new finds by scholar Laurette E. McCarthy. The most significant is her identification and attribution of two seemingly lost installation photographs by Hagelstein Brothers, the official photographers of the Armory Show, which show in vivid detail the infamous Cubist and Matisse rooms.
- July 13, 2012Meredith A. Brown and Jennifer Stettler Parsons were awarded the Archives of American Art Graduate Research Essay Prize funded by the Dedalus Foundation, Inc. This prize, in its inaugural year, recognizes compelling original research using the resources of the Archives of American Art as primary evidence and celebrates scholarship that lends itself to innovative online presentations. The annual competition is open to anyone enrolled in a graduate program in art history, visual culture, American studies or related fields.
- July 2, 2012The Smithsonian’s Archives of American Art has been awarded $100,000 by the Samuel H. Kress Foundation’s Digital Resources grant program to support a project to preserve, arrange and create Web-searchable online electronic finding aids for 10 archival collections that are central to provenance research for the history of art during World War II.
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