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Archives of American Art Blog

Read the first-hand perspectives from the staff who preserve and document the history of the visual arts in America.

  • Guest blogger Rachel White examines how Lonnie Holley's Alabama roots have influenced his art. 
  • This exploration of the correspondence between Aline and Eero Saarinen, by reference specialist Elizabeth Botten, considers why the state of Michigan is so important to their love story. 
  • Matthew Simms, the Gerald and Bente Buck West Coast Collector for the Archives of American Art, highlights the Loren Madsen papers, recently acquired by the Archives. The following essay was originally published in the fall 2017 issue (vol. 56, no. 2) of the Archives of American Art Journal.
  • Reference specialist Elizabeth Botten takes a trip through the Archives and finds some unusual roadside attractions.
  • Curator of manuscripts Mary Savig highlights the Mary Swift papers, recently acquired by the Archives of American Art. The following essay was originally published in the fall 2017 issue (vol. 56, no. 2) of the Archives of American Art Journal. 

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