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A Day in the Life: Artists' Diaries from the Archives of American Art

A Day in the Life: Artists' Diaries from the Archives of American Art

September 26, 2014 – February 28, 2015

Archives of American Art
8th and F Streets, NW
Washington, DC

Location: Lawrence A. Fleischman Gallery

Reading an artist’s diary is the next best thing to being there. Direct and private, diaries provide firsthand accounts of appointments made and met, places seen, and work in progress—all laced with personal ruminations, name-dropping, and the occasional sketch or doodle. Whether recording historic events or simple day-to-day moments, these diary entries evoke the humanity of these artists and their moment in time.