Oral history interview with Leonard Castellanos, 1972 December 26
Bassing, Allen, 1932-
Mechicano Art Center
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Transcript: 15 pages
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Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
Interview of Leonard Castellanos conducted 1972 December 26, by Allen Bassing, for the Archives of American Art. Castellanos discusses his educational background, his reasons for becoming involved in community art, his role as director of the Mechicano Art Center in East Los Angeles, and working with Victor Franco. He recalls various projects at the Center, the politics of art funding and the value of community-based art programs.
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Leonard Castellanos, 1972 December 26. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Location of original tape unknown.
Leonard Castellanos is the director of the Mechicano Art Center, Los Angeles, California.
This interview is part of the Archives' Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics and others.
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001