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Head and shoulders portrait of Jeff Donaldson.

Portrait of Jeff Donaldson, circa 1970 / unidentified photographer. Jeff Donaldson papers, 1918-2009, bulk 1966-2003. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

October 24, 2018

Archives of American Art Announces Pivotal Gift from the Roy Lichtenstein Foundation

The Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, today announced it has received a $5 million gift from the Roy Lichtenstein Foundation to create an endowment to process and digitize material on art and artists from historically underrepresented groups in the Archives’ collections and the American canon, making them broadly available online. African Americans, Asian Americans, Latinos, Native Americans, and women are typically underrepresented in U.S. museum collections.

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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.