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June 9, 2010 – September 27, 2010
Archives of American Art
8th and F Streets, NW
Location: Lawrence A. Fleischman Gallery in the Reynolds Center, East
This exhibition celebrates a common document -- the "list" -- as a key to the lives of some of the most celebrated artists of the last two centuries. Featured are 40 intriguing lists by such well-known artists as George Catlin, Reginald Marsh, Grant Wood, and Jonathan Borofsky. Whether dashed off as a quick reminder or carefully constructed as a comprehensive inventory, this humble form of documentation provides insight into its maker's personal habits and decision-making processes. These lists have become works of art in and of themselves. The Archives of American Art holds hundreds of thousands of lists.