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Archives of American Art Journal: Spring 2024, Volume 63, Number 1

New Research in the Spring 2024 Archives of American Art Journal uncovers overlooked aspects of the careers of well-documented artists Anton Refregier (1905-1979), Robert Rauschenberg (1925-2008), and Hannah Wilke (1940-1993). Archive Matters addresses the challenge of writing Native North American art history given that Indigenous voices are hidden or absent in most US archives. Photographer Odette England contributes a suite of original artworks inspired by items in the Archives' collection that feature literal or conceptual X's, exploring the multiplicity of meanings and associations of this common symbol.

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From 2012-2019, the Archives administered a graduate research essay prize funded by the Dedalus Foundation. The prize recognized original research by a graduate student that engaged deeply with the collections of the Smithsonian's Archives of American Art.

Karen Maynor, Photograph of Andy Warhol writing a note on vacuum cleaner at “Art in Process V” exhibition, 1972.
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