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Archives of American Art Journal: Fall 2019, Volume 58, Number 2
The fall 2019 issue of the Archives of American Art Journal (volume 58, no. 2) introduces an expansion of the journal’s “Art Work” section to include curators’ creative engagements with the Archives’ collections. Minneapolis Institute of Art chief curator Robert Cozzolino composes a visual argument about the ethics of seeing private, and at times unexpected, materials in artists’ papers. The issue also includes New Research articles on a New Deal mural by Rockwell Kent, the largely forgotten history and artistic contributions of modern sculptor and printmaker Worden Day, and an unrealized film script by Robert Smithson. University of California, Berkeley, professor Julia Bryan-Wilson probes how artists’ papers might help us approach the meaning and relevance of artwork titles, while the journal’s executive editor, Tanya Sheehan, considers the relationship between national and regional archives.
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