First published in 1960, as the Archives of American Art Bulletin, the Archives of American Art Journal is the longest-running scholarly periodical devoted to the history of art in the United States. This peer-reviewed publication showcases new approaches to and out-of-the-box thinking about primary sources. All contributions must be appropriate for the journal's broad audience and engage in a substantial, meaningful way with the holdings of the Archives of American Art.
With more than 20 million items in its continually growing collections, the Archives is the world’s largest and most widely used resource dedicated to collecting and preserving the papers and primary records of the visual arts in the US.
The Archives of American Art Journal is published twice a year, in the spring and fall.
About the executive editor: Tanya Sheehan is distinguished scholar and director of research at the Lunder Institute for American Art at the Colby College Museum of Art, and William R. Kenan Jr. professor of art at Colby College. She has published widely on American art history and visual culture, race and representation, and the history of photography.
About the managing editor: Emily D. Shapiro's research concerns pre-1945 American art, with a focus on genre and still life. She has held curatorial positions at the Corcoran Gallery of Art and George Washington's Mount Vernon, and served as the editor for numerous scholarly museum publications.
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