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Joan Snyder describes what feminist art means to her.

Joan Snyder, Response to “What is feminist art?”, 1976 or 1977. Woman’s Building records, 1970-1992. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

June 13, 2018

Call for Essay Proposals: Special Issue of the Archives of American Art Journal on Feminism and Archives

In support of the Smithsonian American Women’s History Initiative, the Archives of American Art Journal is planning a special issue showcasing new approaches to feminism, American art, and its archives. We invite proposals for manuscripts that ask: What constitutes a feminist reading of an archive? In what ways do archives serve or challenge feminist art histories?

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  • Curator of manuscripts Mary Savig highlights the Don Reitz Papers, recently acquired by the Archives of American Art. The following essay was originally published in the spring 2018 issue (vol. 57, no. 1) of the Archives of American Art Journal.

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Department of Housing and Urban Development Office Building, ca. 1968

Department of Housing and Urban Development Office Building, ca. 1968

A focused oral history initiative of interviews with twenty artists who produced major works of art for the Fine Arts or Art in Architecture program of the U.S. General Services Administration.