American Art Research

Q and Art: Luce Center Edition

December 17, 2013

The Luce Foundation Center is joining our series Q and Art, where we delve into the inner workings of the museum and its collection. This is the first post where we will ask resident experts from the American Art staff...


Symposium: American Art in Dialogue with Africa and its Diaspora

November 7, 2013

Kathleen Joyce, intern in American Art's Research and Scholars Center, recaps our symposium American Art in Dialogue with Africa and its Diaspora made possible by the Terra Foundation for American Art. The symposium took place on October 4-5, 2013. If...


Smithsonian Archives Month: Finding a Painting of Yourself in Our Archives

September 30, 2013

October is Archives Month and this year blogs across the Smithsonian will highlight "true stories" about their collections and give an inside look at the Institution's archival collections and practices. See additional posts from our other participating blogs, as well...