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Art & the Archive: Black Art in the Archives, March 29

Art & The Archive, launched Fall 2020,  is a conversation series that will explore the role of the archive in the production of art and culture. Featured speakers will include writers, archivists, artists, and researchers who all engage with archives in meaningful ways. Attendees can expect a lively, expansive discussion of how archives unfold in our everyday lives. This conversation series is sponsored by Decker Library at the Maryland Institute College of Art, in collaboration with the Art History Department.

In this conversation — Black Art in the Archives — archivist Jessica Douglas and multidisciplinary artist and healer Kenyatta A. C. Hinkle explore Black and African American arts and culture in the archives. From a diversity of backgrounds, these speakers come together to examine how Black arts and culture has been preserved in the archives and its impact on scholarship and creative practice. For more on the speakers and past events, visit the website. The conversation will take place on March 29, 2022 at the following times: 11 am-12:30 pm PT / 12-1:30 pm MT / 1-2:30 pm CT / 2-3:30 pm ET USA

This 90-minute conversation will take place over Zoom. This event will be recorded and viewable after the event date. Register in advance here: https://mica-edu.zoom.us/

Duchamp Research Portal Launched

The Philadelphia Museum of Art is pleased to announce that the Duchamp Research Portal (https://www.duchamparchives.org/) is now live! It provides free access to more than 18,000 documents and artworks, comprising nearly 50,000 digitized images related to the work and life of Marcel Duchamp.  
 
The cross-cultural and multilingual portal is the outcome of a seven-year partnership between the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Association Marcel Duchamp, and the Centre Pompidou. Among the wealth of resources available in the portal are the vast Alexina and Marcel Duchamp Papers and Arensberg Archives at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the archival collections of the Association Marcel Duchamp, the André Breton and Constantin Brancusi collections at the Centre Pompidou, and holdings relating to major Duchamp retrospective exhibitions held in Philadelphia in 1973 and at the Centre Pompidou in 1977. The archive also contains materials linked to the development and installation of the artist’s final major work, Étant donnés 1° la chute d’eau, 2° le gaz d’éclairage (Given: 1. The Waterfall, 2. The Illuminating Gas) (1946–66). 

 This pioneering cross-institutional initiative—employing linked data and deep zoom IIIF images—is the premier resource for anyone interested in studying one of the twentieth century’s greatest and most enigmatic artists For more information or questions, contact archives@philamuseum.org