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Frida Kahlo is ready for #ArchivesShelfie Day tomorrow. Are you?
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Hurray! It's #NationalHandwriting Day. Browse our 2013 exhibit #ArtofHandwriting http://s.si.edu/19Bo2VJ
Exhibition: The Art of Handwriting - Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution
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Tomorrow at the Rhode Island Historical Society, our curator of manuscripts, Mary Savig, will give a presentation on handmade holiday cards in our collections. Join the festive conversation at 3:30 pm. Details on the Holiday Open House are at http://s.si.edu/1NrBQDO

image: Alexander Calder holiday card, 1929. http://s.si.edu/1MYqutK
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Our new exhibition in Washington, D.C. marks the centennial anniversary of Robert Motherwell's birth.

The artist helped forge a new vision of painting that established Abstract Expressionism at the vanguard of post-war painting and transformed New York into the epicenter of the art world in the second half of the twentieth-century. Learn more at http://s.si.edu/1X2PCr6 #Motherwell100

image: Robert Motherwell writing, 1944 June / unidentified photographer. Joseph Cornell papers, 1804-1986, bulk 1939-1972.
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If you blinked, you might have missed the outwardly subtle/inwardly exciting change to the image gallery on our website. The newly christened Image AND MEDIA Gallery now features detailed descriptions of hundreds of audiovisual items in our collections. Before you get too excited, we are not yet able to provide online access to the digitized audio and video files (we beg your patience and ask you to stay tuned), but if you see something that interests you, click the “reading room” link in the item record to make an appointment to view/listen to the item in person. http://s.si.edu/1Fj5rlk
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Fashion Friday: textile designer Dorothy Liebes was known for her inventive use of materials like sequins & Lurex
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Tomorrow is #ArchivesShelfie Day! Strike a pose like John Singer Sargent. http://s.si.edu/1PHEpc8
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We are throwing a birthday party for painter Robert Motherwell! To mark the occasion, we will give away 101 free birthday cupcakes and share fun facts about Motherwells’ remarkable life. Join us in the Kogod Courtyard on January 24 at 1:00 pm. Details at http://s.si.edu/1PXOmyR

Image source: Motherwell painting in his studio on Fourteenth St. in New York, 1952. Photograph by Kay Bell Reynal. http://s.si.edu/1UPjbHf
News release: A Birthday Celebration for Robert Motherwell - Archives of American Art
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We're preparing for tomorrow's symposium on Robert Motherwell. Staff gathered around a volume of his writings and identified our favorite passages. We can't wait for the Q&A!
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"Robert Motherwell: A Centennial Celebration" opens tomorrow in our Lawrence A. Fleischman Gallery in Washington, DC!

This exhibition’s selection of photographs, letters, posters, catalogs and essays including early drafts, illuminates his influence on modern art in the twentieth-century. http://s.si.edu/1X2PCr6 #Motherwell100
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See Dorothy Liebes's fashionable contacts in our current #LittleBlackBooks exhibit in DC s.si.edu/1MfepT3
Exhibition: Little Black Books: Address Books from the Archives of American Art - Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution
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We made the sweet 16! Of Top Cats from the Archives, that is. Help us catapult Jay DeFeo's cat Pooh to glory. A vote for Pooh is a vote for fluffy cats everywhere. This friendly competition has been created to support the Cleveland Animal Protective League - for every vote you are on the honor system to donate $1 to CAPL. So support a good cause, and #VotePooh! Bracket is here: http://s.si.edu/1KzlfSL

Jay DeFeo's cat, Pooh, in her studio, between 1960 and 1965? / Jay DeFeo, photographer. Jay DeFeo papers, Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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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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