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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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New Finding Aid online for Violet Oakley papers. Oakley was a painter, muralist, and stained glass who lived and worked in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and was known for her Renaissance-revival style of art and the series of murals she completed for the Pennsylvania State Capitol. http://s.si.edu/1ODKUfl
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“I always tell students: when you play golf you don’t just go out and hit the ball. You have to face the program, you have an attitude, you have a stance, and that’s the only way you can hit the ball.”

–Yasuo Kuniyoshi, lecture at Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture


For more on Kuniyoshi’s impact as an educator, see our exhibit Artist Teacher Organizer: Yasuo Kuniyoshi in the Archives of American Art, on view in DC through July 10, 2015: http://s.si.edu/1Gid88j
Exhibition: Artist Teacher Organizer: Yasuo Kuniyoshi in the Archives of American Art - Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution
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Hart: the @Guggenheim Archives team plans to survey the AV collex, arrange & describe them, create finding aids, and digitize #AVSymp
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Artist, critic, and modern-day flaneur, Sarah Schmerler makes diaristic artworks while she rides the New York City subway. Read about her work in the most recent installment of our "Artists on Diaries" blog series, curated by Mary Temple, here: http://s.si.edu/1uKQcwn

Sarah Schmerler, He's Trying Not to Think As Much as Possible Yeah Right (Page from Notebook "January 2015") (detail), 2015, Ink on paper, 8.25” x 10” (open). Image courtesy of the artist, used with permission.
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#Volunpeers, whose handwriting is your favorite in the #artofhandwriting project at @TranscribeSI?
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"I wanted to be an artist, & I wanted to be an artist whose work was done in the medium of photography" Lewis Baltz, http://s.si.edu/1AZ4pr9
Information about the Oral history interview with Lewis Baltz, 2009 November 15-17, including instructions on use, availability of transcript and audio, and related materials from the Archives.
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The Archives is pleased to announce that Tanya Sheehan will serve as guest editor of the Archives of American Art Journal for 2016.
Read more: http://s.si.edu/1IEiq0L
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Here is Yasuo teaching in action. GIF from: Yasuo Kuniyoshi teaching at the Art Students League, 195- / Alfred Puhn, photographer. Alfred Puhn photographs, Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Register now for our March 27 symposium, "The Multi-Media Archive: Stewardship and Use of Audiovisual Media Documenting Contemporary Art History." This free program will feature roundtable discussions and a screening of rare archival films.

Program details and registration link at s.si.edu/1ERl7Y6
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Artist & writer Miné Okubo sent many illustrated letters to collectors Roy Leeper and Gaylord Hall. In this January 1974 letter she sketched the playful squirrels in New York's Washington Square Park.

Read the letter at http://s.si.edu/1wqd53k
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Thanks for visiting RT @ColbyMuseum: Along for the Ride: Katz Curator Diana Tuite at the Archives of American Art http://t.co/ufbEk0PxXG
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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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