Archives of American Art Annual Benefit Oct 25

. July 6, 2011 . 0 Comments

The Smithsonian Archives of American Art is hosting it’s annual benefit on Tuesday, October 25, 2011.

Honoring artist Cindy Sherman, art historian Dore Ashton, and the leadership of Ann L. Gund, Jo Carole Lauder, Wendy W. Luers, Carol Price, and Eden Rafshoon of the Foundation for Art and Preservation in Embassies.

Founded in Detroit in 1954 by Edgar P. Richardson, then Director of the Detroit Institute of Arts, and Lawrence A. Fleischman, a Detroit executive and active young collector, the initial goal of the Archives was to serve as microfilm repository of papers housed in other institutions. This mission expanded quickly to collecting and preserving original material and, in 1970, the Archives joined the Smithsonian Institution, sharing the Institution’s mandate—the increase and diffusion of knowledge.

For more information, call 202-633-8768 or e-mail

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