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Anne Evenhaugen

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Anne Evenhaugen.



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Anne is the head librarian for the Smithsonian’s American Art and Portrait Gallery Library, which specializes in American art, history and biography. Her background has been primarily in art museums and libraries and caring for collections.

Evenhaugen manages the day-to-day operations of the research library, which contains over 180,000 volumes, including rare and unique books and a large ephemera collection. She also supervises acquisitions and special projects in support of the mission of the American Art Museum and National Portrait Gallery. With her particular interest in art and artists’ books, Evenhaugen was central in the effort to make the Smithsonian’s large collection of artists’ books more searchable online.

She holds degrees in art history, library science and art curation from Mary Washington College, the University of Maryland and Stockholm University in Sweden, where she curated her first large show, “Reading the Object,” at Moderna Museet in 2011.


Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here   Active

Smithsonian Libraries enabled dialogue about free speech in Iraq through an exhibition of artists’ books as part of the Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here DC 2016 book arts and cultural festival.