From the Smithsonian's Archives of American Art

Artist Chakaia Booker works on her sculpture. Photo courtesy of Archives of American Art

The Smithsonian's Archives of American Art holds over 20 million items, grouped within more than 6,000 collections. With such a massive collection, the institution released the "Guide to the Papers of African American Artists and Related Resources" to help the public sort through their collections. Flip through their online database and discover oral histories, papers, and more from influential African American artists such as Romare Bearden and Charles White.