Lists: More Than Meets the Eye

What does a list say about its maker? A new Smithsonian exhibit explores that question.

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Janice Lowry donated several decades' worth of journals containing clippings, illustrations, photos and more.
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Adolf Konrad made a complete illustrated packing list, right down to safety pins and the book "Europe on $5 a Day."
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Margaret De Patta kept a list of prices of her jewelry, circa 1946.
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Alexander Calder kept a list of his friends and associates in Paris. Each page was topped by a letter of the alphabet.
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When Philip Evergood ran out of room on a page, he just attached another piece of paper to the bottom.
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Oscar Bluemner kept thumbnail sketches with the dimensions, date, media and sometimes the subject of his work.
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In 1912, Pablo Picasso listed the European artists he recommended for the following year's Armory Show, which would become a legend.
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Charles Green Shaw created an almost-poetic list about a dining experience in the Washington Square district.
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