Author: Liza Kirwin

Liza Kirwin

Liza Kirwin is Interim Director of the Archives of American Art, a position she previously held from 2011 to 2013. She has also served as Southeast regional collector, curator of manuscripts, and deputy director. She is the author of numerous books and articles that convey the intrinsic value and immediacy of primary sources. Liza earned a PhD in American Studies from the University of Maryland, College Park.

Ruth Asawa, Untitled (S.557, Wall-Mounted Tied Wire, Closed Center Twelve-Petaled Form Based on Nature), bronze wire, 38 x 38 x 12 in. Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, Arkansas, 2011.39.
A participant from Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum's
Details from LEFT: Oscar Bluemner, Self-Portrait, 1933, oil on panel, 19 3/4 x 14 3/4 in. Courtesy Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, Arkansas. Photography by Edward C. Robison III. RIGHT: Oscar Bluemner. Oscar Bluemner. Notes for self-portrait from painting diary, 1933. Oscar Blumner papers, 1886-1939. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Martin Johnson Heade, Black-eared Fairy, ca. 1863-1864, oil on canvas, 12 1/4 x 10 in. Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, Arkansas, 2006.89. Photography by Dwight Primiano.
Portrait of the Tarbell family and their dogs, circa 1905, Edmund C. Tarbell papers, circa 1855-circa 2000, bulk 1885-1938. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Rockwell Kent with a group of dogs (detail), circa 1940 / unidentified photographer. Rockwell Kent paper, Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

Dog Days of Summer

August 22nd, 2018, 1:15PM