In honor of International Women’s Day, did you know that the AMAM houses the archives for one of the most-celebrated female artists of the 20th century, Eva Hesse? The AMAM was the first museum to purchase a sculpture, Laocoön, by Hesse, in 1970. In gratitude for its recognition of Hesse’s work, and following the artist’s untimely death, her sister Helen Hesse Charash generously donated the artist’s notebooks, diaries, sketchbooks, photographs, and letters to the museum. These are preserved for research, teaching and exhibition; scholars wishing to view this material may make an appointment in the museum’s Print Study Room.
Photograph of Eva Hesse, c. 1965
Eva Hesse Archive
Gelatin silver print
Overall: 10 1/16 x 7 15/16 in. (256 x 202 mm)
Gift of Helen Hesse Charash