Published: July 3, 2006
The Archives of American Art presents the exhibition, “Artists in their Studios,” in the Lawrence A. Fleischman Gallery of the newly renovated Donald W. Reynolds Center for American Art and Portraiture. The exhibition will be on view through October 27.
The archives will present interactive and informative exhibitions from a collection of more than 16 million items documenting the history of visual arts in America. While the Archives has a modest gallery in New York, the new location will dramatically increase the visibility of these unique primary sources.
“Artists in their Studios” is a selection of 75 photographs, letters and other documents from the archives that offers a behind-the-scenes view into the life of American artists and their unique work spaces. The diversity of the images is intriguing, from the sumptuously furnished studios of the late Nineteenth Century to the austere workrooms of the present day and from William Merrit Chase in a crisp painting smock to Jackson Pollock crouching on the floor among his paint cans and brushes.
The Fleischman Gallery is on the first floor of the Donald W. Reynolds Center for American Art and Portraiture at Eighth and F Streets NW. Hours are 11:30 am to 7 pm daily. Admission is free. For information, www.aaa.si.edu or 202-357-2627.
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