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"Now I know that mail art is the dream of all my travelling" Guy Bleus (aka 42.292) http://s.si.edu/2bwsw63 #MailArtMonday #OpenYourArchive
View the Image and Media Gallery item Guy Bleus mail art to John Evans, with links to more digitized items from the John Evans papers in the Archives of American Art.
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Jackson Pollock & his brother Sande at the Grand Canyon, 1927. http://s.si.edu/2blViGD #NPS100 #NationalParks
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An abstract assemblage by John Held Jr. to John Evans http://s.si.e du/2auBPrw #MailArtMonday
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Diego Rivera is looking so fly with that hat & dog. Vote for him today! http://s.si.edu/2atuTJ3 #AnimalsinArchives
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We heard it's National Moon Day and we're reminded of ceramist Toshiko Takaezu's signature moon pots.

In this photograph, the sculptures are enjoying a nice day in a grove of trees: some are resting on the ground and others have been strung up in hammocks. http://s.si.edu/29WnEHF

Read more about Takaezu's process in her 2003 oral history interview, http://s.si.edu/2abRKMg
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View the Image and Media Gallery item Louise Nevelson's hands at work, with links to more digitized items from the Louise Nevelson papers in the Archives of American Art.
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Celebrate Womens’ Equality Day with newly transcibed letters to Lucy Lippard from feminist artists at the Smithsonian Transcription Center at http://s.si.edu/2bl8NLp

This quote is from a letter from Nancy Spero to Lippard, 1976 February. View it at http://s.si.edu/2blXml4 #LetterstoLucy #WomensEqualityDay
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Happy Birthday, Smithsonian! 170 years ago today, the Smithsonian Institution was founded "for the increase and diffusion of knowledge."

Image credit: Robert Motherwell, circa 1945 / unidentified photographer. Jackson Pollock and Lee Krasner papers, circa 1905-1984. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Never underestimate a Xoloitzcuintli! Last day to vote 4 the dog & Diego s.si.edu/2atuTJ3 #AnimalsinArchives
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"The White Rose is a Fact painted somewhere on a slow curve between destinations. This is all I remember. This is all I know."

Bay Area artist Jay DeFeo often exchanged assemblage artworks with her close circle of friends, including Wallace Berman, Jess, Bruce Conner, George Herms, and her spouse Wally Hedrick. In this cryptic note to Berman, DeFeo is likely referencing her monumental artwork 'The Rose' (1958-66) as well as Conner's film about the artwork, 'The White Rose' (1966) http://s.si.edu/2a4fBto #MailArtMonday
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Take a peek into our mail art collections http://s.si.edu/29PKenz #MailArtMonday #PostalArt
View the Image and Media Gallery item David Geiger mail art to John Evans, with links to more digitized items from the John Evans papers in the Archives of American Art.
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The world's largest and most widely used resource dedicated to collecting and preserving the papers and primary records of the visual arts in America.
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The Archives of American Art is the world’s pre-eminent and most widely used research center dedicated to collecting, preserving, and providing access to primary sources that document the history of the visual arts in America.

Our vast holdings—more than 16 million letters, diaries and scrapbooks of artists, dealers, and collectors; manuscripts of critics and scholars; business and financial records of museums, galleries, schools, and associations; photographs of art world figures and events; sketches and sketchbooks; rare printed material; film, audio and video recordings; and the largest collection of oral histories anywhere on the subject of art—are a vital resource to anyone interested in American culture over the past 200 years.

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