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Oral history interview with Nancy Holt, 1993 Aug. 3

Interviewee:
Holt, Nancy, 1938-
Interviewer:
Schwartz, Joyce Pomeroy
Place of publication, production, or execution:
Other
Physical Description:
Sound recording: 1 sound cassette (1 hr., 35 min.) : analog.
Transcript: 65 p.
General Note:
Poor sound quality in some sections.
Access Note / Rights:
For information on how to access this interview contact Reference Services.
Summary:
An interview of Nancy Holt conducted 1993 Aug. 3, by Joyce Pomeroy Schwartz, for the Archives of American Art. Holt discusses her art, speaking generally about the needs and functions of public art, the physical and conceptual ideas that interest her, and the conditions of public art patronage. She speaks specifically about a number of her works, including "Catch Basin," "Star Crossed," "Sun Tunnels," and "Ransacked."
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Nancy Holt, 1993 Aug. 3. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Funding:
Funding for the digital preservation of this interview was provided by a grant from the Save America's Treasures Program of the National Park Service.
Biography Note:
Nancy Holt (1938- ) is a sculptor, filmmaker, and installation artist from New York, N.Y. Married to sculptor Robert Smithson.
Provenance:
This interview is part of the Archives of American Art 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 administrators. Funding for this interview was provided by the Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Art patronage
Filmmakers
Interviews
Public art
Sculptors
Sound recordings
Women sculptors
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13162
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)215380
AAA_collcode_holt93
Theme:
Women
Data Source:
Archives of American Art

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