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Oral history interview with Benito Huerta, 2004 Feb. 29-Mar. 2

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Interviewee:
Huerta, Benito, 1952-
Interviewer:
Cordova, Cary
Subject:
Beardsley, John
Caton, David
Chin, Mel
Garza, Carmen Lomas
Hernandez, John
Livingston, Jane
Pitman, Bonnie
Vargas, Kathy
Yanez, Rene
Zamudio-Taylor, Victor
Galeria de la Raza
Lynn Goode Gallery
Recuerdos Orales: Interviews of the Latino Art Community in Texas
Place of publication, production, or execution:
Texas
Physical Description:
Sound recording, master: 5 sound discs (5 hrs., 52 min.) digitial 2 5/8 in.
Transcript: 84 p.
Access Note / Rights:
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
Summary:
An interview of Benito Huerta conducted 2004 Feb. 29-Mar. 2, by Cary Cordova, for the Archives of American Art, in Arlington, Tex.
Huerta speaks of his early childhood; interest in art; attending graduate school at New Mexico State University; the exhibition "Hispanic Art in the United States: Thirty Contemporary Painters and Sculptors," 1987; interest in music and planning programs while attending undergraduate school at the University of Houston; his relationship with artist Mel Chin; his exhibition at the Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston; the Lynn Goode Gallery and an exhibition entitled "Aneurism"; criticism of his artwork; living in San Francisco for two years; Galería de la Raza; painting on black velvet; the exhibition "Chulas Fronteras (Beautiful Borders)" 1986; his chalupas series; the value of curating versus making his own art; "Seen and Unseen" at Diverse Works 1983; "Cowboys, Cadillacs, and Computers" Lawndale Art and Performance Center, University of Houston, 1985; his installation pieces; maps and global images in his work; his co-founding of the art Magazine "Artlies"; public commissions; connections to North Carolina; the Serie project; and the artists he has worked with since arriving at University of Texas, Arlington. Huerta also recalls David Caton, Jane Livingston, John Beardsley, René Yañez, Carmen Lomas Garza, John Hernandez, Kathy Vargas, Victor Zamudio Taylor, Bonnie Pitman, and others.
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Benito Huerta, 2004 Feb. 29-Mar. 2. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Funding:
This interview is part of the series "Recuerdos Orales: Interviews of the Latino Art Community in Texas," supported by Federal funds for Latino programming, administered by the Smithsonian Center for Latino Initiatives. The digital preservation of this interview received Federal support from the Latino Initiatives Pool, administered by the Smithsonian Latino Center.
Biography Note:
Beniton Huerta (1952-) is an artist from Arlington, Tex. Interviewer Cary Cordova (1970-) is an art historian.
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.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Art commissions
Art criticism
Curators
Hispanic American artists
Interviews
Painting
Sound recordings
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12217
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)247972
AAA_collcode_huerta04
Theme:
Latino and Latin American
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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