Little Black Books: Address Books from the Archives of American Art

August 7, 2015 – November 1, 2015
Walt Kuhn's address book, not after 1930

Archives of American Art Lawrence A. Fleischman Gallery
8th and F Streets, NW
Washington, DC

1st Floor, Lawrence A. Fleischman Gallery Floor Plan

This exhibition showcases a selection of personal address books of influential American artists, from Jackson Pollock and Lee Krasner to Joseph Cornell and Ad Reinhardt. Like diaries, these pocket-sized books, their dog-eared pages grimy with tangled ink and pencil marks, reveal much about their owners, creating a rich paper trail of relationships while tracking the journeys of family and friends. Together, these primary resources give us a rare opportunity to glimpse into the everyday lives and social networks of artists.