About: Maggie Hughes

I'm currently a graduate intern in Special Collections Cataloging at the Getty Research Institute. I have a bachelor's degree in art history and a master's from the School of Information at the University of Michigan. Previously, I've held positions at the Smithsonian's Archives of American Art, at the University of Michigan's Art, Architecture, and Engineering Library, and at the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library. I really like books, old things, and art.

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Posted in Art, Behind the Scenes, Getty Research Institute, Paintings

Treasures from the Vault: Sylvia Sleigh and Lawrence Alloway, Mutual Muses

The Turkish Bath / Sylvia Sleigh
© Estate of Sylvia Sleigh

Intimate relationships visualized: the work and love of Sylvia Sleigh and Lawrence Alloway. More»

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      Presidential Death Beds & Independence Day

      Here’s a little history trivia about this special day

      John Adams and Thomas Jefferson, Founding Fathers and the second and third Presidents of the United States, both died on July 4, 1826, on the 50th anniversary of Independence Day. 

      Because of their opposing views on politics as well as their contrasting personalities, the two men were not on friendly terms, and rumor has it that Adams’ last words on his deathbed were “Jefferson survives.” Little did he know that Jefferson had actually died five hours earlier.

      Leaving you with that conversation starter, we hope you celebrate this day with friends and family and feast like the Romans!

      07/04/15

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