Author: Jordan McDonald

Jordan McDonald was a Winter 2018–19 reference intern at the Smithsonian’s Archives of American Art. Jordan is a sophomore at Dartmouth College, studying history and English. Her writing has been published in Teen Vogue, Huffington Post, Artsy, Bitch Media, The Dartmouth, Black Praxis, and more.

Notes on an unpublished article on black women artists for Essence (detail), circa 1980. Judith Wilson papers, 1966-2010. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Photograph of Elizabeth Catlett sculpture Students Aspire with description (detail), 1978 / unidentified photographer. Elizabeth Catlett papers, 1957-1980. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Photograph of Val Laigo next to his mosaic in Dr. Jose Rizal Park, Seattle, Washington (detail), between 1988 and 1989 / unidentified photographer. Val Laigo papers, 1954-1998. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.