New Director of Smithsonian Archives of American Art Honored

Amanda Quinn Olivar, trustee of the Smithsonian Archives of American Art, hosted an event in Beverly Hills on May 21 to celebrate the appointment of the Archives’ new director Anne Helmreich. The event was held at the home of Amanda’s twin sister Jennifer Quinn Gowey and brother-in-law Eric Gowey. The home was featured in David Hockney’s 1968 painting “American Collectors” (Fred and Marcia Weisman) that is part of the collection of The Art Institute of Chicago. Attendees included the hosts’ mother, Joan Agajanian Quinn, as well as several prominent Los Angeles-based artists.

“It was a privilege to welcome friends and family into my sister’s home to introduce our new director Anne Helmreich and to celebrate all the great work the Archives of American Art does in preserving artist’s stories in their own voices,” said Quinn Olivar.