To document the cascade of public health, social, and financial crises set in motion by COVID-19, the Archives of American Art created an oral history series that recorded responses to the global pandemic across the American art world.
Education and Scholarly Initiatives
Though our offices are closed, we're always here for you online. Our staff is available to respond to your questions at firstname.lastname@example.org. More than ever, during this uncertain time, we hope our collections serve as a source of endless discovery and inspiration.
The Smithsonian’s Archives of American Art, the Lunder Institute for American Art, and the Cleveland Museum of Art have joined forces to present a series of three unique workshops to create innovative, adaptable models for teaching the history of American art with primary sources.
Earlier in the year, through a competitive application process, ten teachers were selected to participate in all three of the upcoming workshops. We are delighted to announce our cohort:
With generous funding from Barbara G. Fleischman, the Archives of American Art partnered with the Center for the History of Collecting in America at the Frick Art Reference Library of The Frick Collection to create a series of 20 oral history interviews of art collectors. The Archives together with the Frick developed a list of potential interview candidates across the US whose unique stories contribute to the history of collecting and patronage in America.
The Archives of American Art has contributed item-level highlights from its collections to the Smithsonian's International Image Interoperability Framework (IIIF) Initiative. The project is being spearheaded by the Smithsonian's Digitization Program Office and will be showcased at the upcoming IIIF Conference in Washington, D.C. May 21–25.