Art & Archives is the research blog of two Art History graduate students in the DC Metro area; one a museum “professional” the other an archivist. This blog is a place where they can work out ideas about art, archives, the internets, and other cool stuff that may happen to interest them.



My name is Kristen and I’m an Art History enthusiast and Circulation Specialist at American University. I currently live in Washington D.C. with my husband and demon cat. I am originally from Long Island, NY and received my A.S. from The Fashion Institute of Technology in Fashion Merchandising and Management. I received my B.A. in Art History from George Mason University in May 2011 and  my M.A. in December of 2013. I primarily work on early 20th century American and European art and have done some work on contemporary Street Art. But really, I like all art and can always find something to appreciate. I’m interested in the ways museums are using the internet to communicate with our increasingly Iphone, tablet, digital savvy world. I’m interested in working on education website development and design, as well as traditional public programing.

Currently obsessed with Pinterest and Game of Thrones.

Greta Kuriger Suiter (@gkur)


My name is Greta and I am a Master’s of Library and Information Science graduate (2010) currently working at the Institute Archives and Special Collections at MIT. I recently completed a second Master’s degree in Art History from George Mason University for which I wrote my thesis on Vik Muniz’s Verso series. I am passionate about libraries, archives, art history, and connecting people with information. Current interests include vernacular photography, trompe l’oeil painting, and contemporary artists who create art about art.


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