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October 20, 2015

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News

The Smithsonian Institution’s Archives of American Art has announced the recipients of The Lawrence A. Fleischman Award for Scholarly Excellence in the Field of American Art History and the Archives of American Art Medal. These annual awards, the Archives of American Art’s highest honors, recognize individuals who have made transformative contributions in the field of American art.

Blog

Gilbert and Ann Kinney New York Collector Jacob Proctor writes about Paul J. Smith, whose papers are now at the Archives of American Art, and his contributions to American Studio Craft and Fluxus movements.

Inside the Archives

Grayscale image of the 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.