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Sculptor Robert Morris postcard to Samuel J. Wagstaff indicating an interest in earthworks and a list of nature imagery.

Robert Morris postcard to Samuel J. Wagstaff, Hartford, CT, February 13, 1967, Samuel Wagstaff Papers, Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

November 16, 2017

Announcing a Call for Essay Proposals

The Smithsonian’s Archives of American Art is planning an issue of the Archives of American Art Journal devoted to art and the environment. This special issue invites scholars and artists to explore environmental and ecological questions through the rich primary sources at the Archives of American Art. 

To apply, visit the full call for proposals.

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Department of Housing and Urban Development Office Building, ca. 1968

Department of Housing and Urban Development Office Building, ca. 1968

A focused oral history initiative of interviews with twenty artists who produced major works of art for the Fine Arts or Art in Architecture program of the U.S. General Services Administration.