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Exquisite Surprise: The Papers of Joseph Cornell

November 17, 2006 – February 28, 2007

Archives of American Art
8th and F Streets, NW
Washington, DC

Location: Lawrence A. Fleischman Gallery, Reynolds Center, 1st Floor, East

This exhibition reveals artist Joseph Cornell's sense of wonder and illuminates his creative process. On view are such objects as his diaries; photographs; letters he received from some of the writers, artists, and actresses who inspired him; and a sampling of material he collected to use in his boxes and collages, including images from magazines and books, prints, maps, and artifacts.