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2021 Archives of American Art Gala
The Archives of American Art Gala is being reimagined. For two seasons, we have missed seeing you in person for our largest fundraising event of the year. The Archives is still here for its patrons, donors, and community! With your unwavering support, we have continued to collect, preserve, and provide access to primary sources that document the rich history of the visual arts in America. As an Exceptional Friend, your gift will support our Sustainability Fund (unrestricted funding for programming, outreach, and staff) and ensure the Archives remains strong through these difficult times and beyond.
“I really feel that this is a transformational year, and that the way we're getting there is not the way we would have expected.”
—Lita Albuquerque, Pandemic Oral History Project, 2020
Join us as we shift away from our traditional in-person gala to support the Archives’ Sustainability Fund. Your vital support will allow us to remain the world’s preeminent and most widely used research center dedicated to the study of the visual arts in America.
Photographs from the 2019 Gala
Photographs by Sara Beth Turner, 2019.
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