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Martha Graham

Martha Graham letter to Nickolas Muray

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Mary Thayer diary

With the face of an Angel (1887), Mary Thayer posed at age 11 for her father's famous allegory of hope and spirituality. Transcribe her diary to discover more about the daughter of an artist in 1888.

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Michael Lucero, New York, N.Y. letter to Patti Warashina

Complete with skeleton sketch and self-portrait, sculptor Michael Lucero wrote to Patti Warashina in 1979. Transcribe this letter to learn more about fashions and culture in NYC according to a young artist.

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Minnie Evans at the Archives of American Art

Minnie Evans (1892-1987) was an African American outsider artist active from the 1930s to the 1980s. She is best-known for her vision-inspired artwork, and has been variously called an outsider artist, folk artist, surrealist, and visionary artist. She met photographer Nina Howell Starr (1903-2000) in 1962, and Starr became her life-long friend, advocate, and dealer in the art world. Explore Minnie Evans’ life and work through her own words in transcripts of interviews between Evans and Starr, and find out why Evans said, “My work is just as strange to me as they are to anyone else.” Help us transcribe and make the life of this artist more discoverable to everyone!

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Monuments Men

During World War II, an unlikely team of soldiers was charged with identifying and protecting European cultural sites, monuments, and buildings from Allied bombing. Officially named the Monuments, Fine Arts, and Archives (MFAA) Section, this U.S. Army unit included art curators, scholars, architects, librarians, and archivists from the U.S. and Britain. They quickly became known as The Monuments Men. These documents are drawn from MFAA members' personal papers held at the Archives of American Art.

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Mystery Letter Challenge

The cryptic handwriting in this letter has stumped our staff, so we are turning to digital volunteers for help. The letter was donated to the Archives of American Art at an unknown date by Charles Feinberg, who donated artists' letters to the Archive. The letter is dated May 13, 1846. Now, it is up to volunpeers to fill in the gaps.

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Nina Howell Starr Papers, Correspondence between Minnie Evans and Nina Starr, 1962

Nina Howell Starr (1903-2000) was a photographer, art dealer, and art historian who worked primarily in New York City. As art historian, self-proclaimed critic, and civil rights and feminist advocate, Starr lectured widely, wrote articles and letters to editors, and corresponded with many notable art world figures. She became especially interested in outsider and folk art. Starr met outsider artist Minnie Evans in 1962 and became Evans' lifelong friend, advocate, and representative dealer. She wrote about Evans and introduced Evans' works to galleries and other exhibition spaces in New York, including the Whitney Museum, where she guest-curated an exhibition of Evans' work in 1975. Help transcribe correspondence between Evans and Starr to learn more about their lives and legacies.

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Nina Howell Starr Papers, Correspondence between Minnie Evans and Nina Starr, 1963

Nina Howell Starr (1903-2000) was a photographer, art dealer, and art historian who worked primarily in New York City. As art historian, self-proclaimed critic, and civil rights and feminist advocate, Starr lectured widely, wrote articles and letters to editors, and corresponded with many notable art world figures. She became especially interested in outsider and folk art. Starr met outsider artist Minnie Evans in 1962 and became Evans' lifelong friend, advocate, and representative dealer. She wrote about Evans and introduced Evans' works to galleries and other exhibition spaces in New York, including the Whitney Museum, where she guest-curated an exhibition of Evans' work in 1975. Help transcribe correspondence between Evans and Starr to learn more about their lives and legacies.

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Nina Howell Starr Papers, Correspondence between Minnie Evans and Nina Starr, 1965

Nina Howell Starr (1903-2000) was a photographer, art dealer, and art historian who worked primarily in New York City. As art historian, self-proclaimed critic, and civil rights and feminist advocate, Starr lectured widely, wrote articles and letters to editors, and corresponded with many notable art world figures. She became especially interested in outsider and folk art. Starr met outsider artist Minnie Evans in 1962 and became Evans' lifelong friend, advocate, and representative dealer. She wrote about Evans and introduced Evans' works to galleries and other exhibition spaces in New York, including the Whitney Museum, where she guest-curated an exhibition of Evans' work in 1975. Help transcribe correspondence between Evans and Starr to learn more about their lives and legacies.

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Nina Howell Starr Papers, Correspondence between Minnie Evans and Nina Starr, 1966

Nina Howell Starr (1903-2000) was a photographer, art dealer, and art historian who worked primarily in New York City. As art historian, self-proclaimed critic, and civil rights and feminist advocate, Starr lectured widely, wrote articles and letters to editors, and corresponded with many notable art world figures. She became especially interested in outsider and folk art. Starr met outsider artist Minnie Evans in 1962 and became Evans' lifelong friend, advocate, and representative dealer. She wrote about Evans and introduced Evans' works to galleries and other exhibition spaces in New York, including the Whitney Museum, where she guest-curated an exhibition of Evans' work in 1975. Help transcribe correspondence between Evans and Starr to learn more about their lives and legacies.

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