Archives of American Art name Kate Haw as New Director

Kate Haw, currently vice president for development at the National Building Museum, has been named the director of the Smithsonian’s Archives of American Art, effective May 27.

Kate HawThe Archives, founded in Detroit in 1954, became a part of the Smithsonian in 1970. Its mission is to collect, preserve and make available primary source material documenting the history of the visual arts in the United States. Its holdings of 20 million original documents pertaining to art in America, including letters, diaries, account books, photographs and rare printed material as well as film, audio and video recordings, are continually growing. The Archives of American Art, with offices in Washington and New York City, is the largest archive devoted to documenting art in the United States.

The Lawrence A. Fleischman Gallery, a permanent exhibition space for the Archives of American Art, is located on the first floor of the Donald W. Reynolds Center for American Art and Portraiture. The current exhibition in the gallery, “A Day at the Museum” is open through June 2.

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