Smithsonian Acquires Several Important Archives

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WASHINGTON, DC.- The Smithsonian’s Archives of American Art has recently acquired the records of the influential Holly Solomon Gallery, the papers of conceptual and installation artist David Ireland and the records of the Galerie Darthea Speyer. Collectively totaling close to 275 linear feet of primary-source material, these archives will be processed, preserved and made available for public research. “The Archives of American Art is thrilled to add these three new, highly important collections to our holdings,” said John Smith, director of the Archives. “Each occupies a unique place in the history of art, and their individual visions have had a tremendous influence in expanding and fostering a greater appreciation and understanding of contemporary art and culture.” The Holly Solomon Gallery records document the history and business of this groundbreaking gallery from its SoHo opening in 1975 until Solomon&