The Archives’ debut podcast episode focuses on the New Deal arts initiatives, providing an overview of their major features and a wide perspective on their histories and legacies. Drawing from the Archives’ first and most ambitious oral history collecting drive, the words and experiences of the artists and administrators who made the New Deal happen convey the stakes of these enormous national undertakings, while insight from contemporary experts provides context for the ongoing importance of those initiatives.
Education and Scholarly Initiatives
The Archives of American Art is pleased to invite applications from postsecondary teachers to participate in a series of two professional development workshops, held virtually in August and September 2021, focused on teaching the history of American art with primary sources.
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.