Pentimenti is honored to announce our participation in the Smithsonian Institution's Archives of American Art project, “Chicago's Art-Related Archival Materials: A Terra Foundation Resource.”

Chicago-based art historian Dr. Wendy Greenhouse, who spearheaded the initiative, describes it as follows: “This resource is the product of an extensive survey of the holdings of area institutions undertaken between February 2014 and April 2015. It offers records of nearly 900 individual collections of archival materials relating to American art and design, inviting primary research on the wide-ranging history of art and design in Chicago. The project has been generously supported by the Terra Foundation for American Art in Chicago, and it was made possible by the cooperation and expertise of archivists, librarians, curators, and other staff members at each of more than 75 area institutions.”

Pentimenti’s contribution includes transcripts of over fifty interviews conducted between 2008 and 2014 in preparation for our documentary film Hairy Who & The Chicago Imagists. It is our hope that scholars from across the world will access these resources to further research on Imagism and related movements, as well as Chicago art-making at large. To access the repository, please make a request via