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Interview

Producer:
COOGI AUSTRALIA
Medium:
Medium: silk Technique: printed
Type:
printed, dyed & painted textiles
Samples
Object Name:
Samples
Made in:
Australia
Date:
1991
Credit Line:
Gift of Coogi Australia
Accession Number:
1992-54-6-a/e
Rights:
© VA 459673
Catalogue Status:
Research in Progress
Description:
Printed image of knitted "Interview"
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Interview

Producer:
COOGI AUSTRALIA
Medium:
Medium: silk Technique: Jacquard woven
Type:
woven textiles
Fragment
Object Name:
Fragment
Made in:
Australia
Date:
1991
Credit Line:
Gift of Coogi Australia
Accession Number:
1992-54-8
Rights:
© VA 459673
Catalogue Status:
Research in Progress
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Interview

Producer:
COOGI AUSTRALIA
Medium:
Medium: silk Technique: Jacquard woven
Type:
woven textiles
Fragment
Object Name:
Fragment
Made in:
Australia
Date:
1991
Credit Line:
Gift of Coogi Australia
Accession Number:
1992-54-9
Rights:
© VA 459673
Catalogue Status:
Research in Progress
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Ramon Carulla interview

Creator:
Carulla, Ramón, 1938-
Beltran, Felix, 1938-
Physical description:
Transcript : 2 p. : photocopy ; 28 x 22 cm.
Type:
Interviews
Date:
1986 Sept. 27
Topic:
Hispanic American artists
Inspiration
Painters
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)1266
Summary:
Interview with painter Ramon Carulla in which he discusses the artworks La Mensaje, Las Paredes as well as his perspective of Figurative Expressionism.
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Enrique Riverón interview

Creator:
Riverón, Enrique, 1902-1998
Blanc, Giulio V., 1902-1998
Physical description:
Transcript : 8 p. : photocopy
Type:
Interviews
Date:
197-
Topic:
Hispanic American artists
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)1227
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Giulio V. Blanc papers, 1920-1995
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Archives of American Art
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Joan Snyder interview excerpt

Creator:
Archives of American Art
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Podcast
MIME Type:
audio/mpeg
Uploaded:
Tue, 08 Feb 2011 07:00:00 -0500
Topic:
Art
American
Copyright:
© 2013 Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution
Podcast Keywords:
interview, artist, artists, Snyder, painter, painters, oral history, Smithsonian, Archives of American Art, Terra Foundation for American Art
Podcast Category:
Arts
Visual Arts
Government & Organizations
Non-Profit
Society & Culture
History
Description:
Artist Joan Snyder often includes text in her large, emotionally evocative, abstract paintings. In this excerpt from an oral history interview conducted in 2010 for the Archives of American Art, Snyder considers her conflicted feelings about adding words to her abstractions. The interview was funded by the Terra Foundation for American Art.
Duration:
6:18 MINS
Author:
smithsonianaaa@gmail.com (Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution)
Subtitle:
Snyder considers her conflicted feelings about adding words to her abstractions.
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1.5 MB
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Radio Borinquen: Alejandro Carasco interviews Jesse Jackson about the 1991 Mount Pleasant riots

Creator:
Anacostia Community Museum
Photographer.photographer:
Dorwin, Harold
Subject:
Jackson, Jesse 1941-
Physical description:
1 slide: col. ; 2 x 2 in
Culture:
Hispanic Americans
Type:
Slides (photographs)
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
Date:
1995
Topic:
Riots
Interviewing
Local number:
ACMA S000009
Summary:
On May 5, 1991, Daniel Enrique Gomez was shot by a Washington, D.C police officer. This incident sparked a series of riots that lasted two nights within the predominantly Latino neighborhoods of Mount Pleasant, Columbia Heights and Adams Morgan. On May 7, 1991, Mayor Sharon Pratt Dixon held a news conference. Civil rights activist Jesse Jackson arrived to join the Latino community leaders in a protest march. The Mount Pleasant riots caused the city and police to reconsider their relationship to the Latino community. As a result of the riots, The Latino Civil Rights Task Force was created 1991 to represent the voice of Latinos and protect their rights. In addition, Mayor Sharon Pratt Dixon established a Spanish speaking police unit. In the 1980's and 1990's, two popular Spanish radio stations that served Washington, D.C.'s Latino communities were Radio Borinquen and Radio Mundo. Alejandro Carasco worked for Radio Borinquen from 1985-1996. Borinquen is the Taíno name of Puerto Rico. Taínos are the indigenous natives of Puerto Rico.
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Black Mosaic Research Project, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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Anacostia Community Museum Archives
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Robert Bechtle interview excerpt

Creator:
Archives of American Art
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Podcast
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audio/mpeg
Uploaded:
Tue, 28 Dec 2010 12:00:01 -0500
Topic:
Art
American
Copyright:
© 2013 Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution
Podcast Keywords:
interview, artist, artists, photorealism, Bechtle, painter, painters, oral history, Smithsonian, Archives of American Art, Terra Foundation for American Art
Podcast Category:
Arts
Visual Arts
Government & Organizations
Non-Profit
Society & Culture
History
Description:
From the mid-1960s to the present, Robert Bechtle has created sharply-focused pictures of people and street scenes with a special attention to automobiles. In this excerpt from an oral history interview conducted in 2010 for the Archives of American Art, Bechtle talks about using photography as a visual aid, as well as the value of seeing his subjects from different vantage points. The first voice you will hear is interviewer Judith Richards. This interview was funded by the Terra Foundation for American Art.
Duration:
7:11 MINS
Author:
smithsonianaaa@gmail.com (Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution)
Subtitle:
Bechtle talks about using photography as a visual aid, as well as the value of seeing his subjects from different vantage points.
Size:
1.7 MB
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Willie Herrón interview excerpt

Creator:
Archives of American Art
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Podcast
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audio/mpeg
Uploaded:
Fri, 01 Nov 2013 08:00:00 -0400
Topic:
Art
American
Copyright:
© 2013 Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution
Podcast Keywords:
interview, artist, artists, oral history, Smithsonian, Archives of American Art
Podcast Category:
Arts
Visual Arts
Government & Organizations
Non-Profit
Society & Culture
History
Description:
Willie Herrón, one of the founding members of the Chicano Avant-Garde collective, ASCO, criticized the "Los Four" exhibition at L.A. County Museum of Art in 1974, which displayed graffiti infused murals inside the museum. In an interview with Jeffrey Rangel, he recalled how the "Los Four" exhibition set the stage for an ASCO interventionist performance.
Duration:
1:30 MINS
Author:
smithsonianaaa@gmail.com (Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution)
Subtitle:
Willie Herrón on the "Los Four" exhibition.
Size:
1.5 MB
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Gilbert Luján interview excerpt

Creator:
Archives of American Art
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Podcast
MIME Type:
audio/mpeg
Uploaded:
Fri, 01 Nov 2013 08:00:00 -0400
Topic:
Art
American
Copyright:
© 2013 Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution
Podcast Keywords:
interview, artist, artists, oral history, Smithsonian, Archives of American Art
Podcast Category:
Arts
Visual Arts
Government & Organizations
Non-Profit
Society & Culture
History
Description:
The "Los Four" exhibition—considered the first Chicano art exhibition in a Los Angeles museum—opened at the Art Gallery at University of California, Irvine in 1973 and then traveled to the L.A. County Museum of Art (LACMA) in 1974. In this interview, founding member of the Los Four art collective, Gilbert "Magu" Luján, described the show's unexpected success.
Duration:
1:15 MINS
Author:
smithsonianaaa@gmail.com (Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution)
Subtitle:
Gilbert Luján on the "Los Four" exhibition at LACMA.
Size:
1.2 MB
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Dennis Oppenheim interview excerpt

Creator:
Archives of American Art
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Podcast
MIME Type:
audio/mpeg
Uploaded:
Tue, 11 Jan 2011 07:00:00 -0500
Topic:
Art
American
Copyright:
© 2013 Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution
Podcast Keywords:
interview, artist, artists, Chicago, sculptor, sculptors, painter, painters, feminism, oral history, Smithsonian, Archives of American Art, Terra Foundation for American Art
Podcast Category:
Arts
Visual Arts
Government & Organizations
Non-Profit
Society & Culture
History
Description:
Looking back on the 1950s, artist Dennis Oppenheim talks about Abstract Expressionism as a sort of "scientific pursuit" that was solitary and esoteric. It was pure fine art, created in a studio, as opposed to sculptors making public art in the real world. In this excerpt from an interview conducted in 2009 for the Archives of American Art, Oppenheim talks about the tensions between what he calls "pure studio art" and public art. This interview was funded by the Terra Foundation for American Art.
Duration:
4:54 MINS
Author:
smithsonianaaa@gmail.com (Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution)
Subtitle:
Oppenheim talks about the tensions between what he calls "pure studio art" and public art.
Size:
2.0 MB
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Ralph Goings interview excerpt

Creator:
Archives of American Art
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Podcast
MIME Type:
audio/mpeg
Uploaded:
Tue, 01 Feb 2011 07:00:00 -0500
Topic:
Art
American
Copyright:
© 2013 Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution
Podcast Keywords:
interview, artist, artists, photorealism, Goings, painter, painters, oral history, Smithsonian, Archives of American Art, Terra Foundation for American Art
Podcast Category:
Arts
Visual Arts
Government & Organizations
Non-Profit
Society & Culture
History
Description:
Ralph Goings is celebrated for his highly-detailed photorealist paintings of diner interiors, countertop still lives, and antique pick-up trucks. In 2009 the Archives of American Art interviewed Goings for its oral history program. In this excerpt, he talks about a turning point in his career in 1963, when he began photographing subjects for his paintings. Through photographs he found a different way of seeing the world. This interview was funded by the Terra Foundation for American Art.
Duration:
18:08 MINS
Author:
smithsonianaaa@gmail.com (Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution)
Subtitle:
Goings talks about a turning point in his career in 1963, when he began photographing subjects for his paintings.
Size:
4.4 MB
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Frank Romero interview excerpt

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Archives of American Art
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Podcast
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audio/mpeg
Uploaded:
Fri, 01 Nov 2013 08:00:00 -0400
Topic:
Art
American
Copyright:
© 2013 Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution
Podcast Keywords:
interview, artist, artists, oral history, Smithsonian, Archives of American Art
Podcast Category:
Arts
Visual Arts
Government & Organizations
Non-Profit
Society & Culture
History
Description:
The 1974 "Los Four" exhibition at the L.A. County Museum of Art received a scathing review in the L.A. Times from art critic William Wilson. The critic argued that the Los Four artists Frank Romero, Gilber Lujan, Carlos Almaraz, and Roberto de la Rocha could not legitimately represent a Chicano street style. Wilson wrote that the four educated artists, "by the very act of leaving the barrio, ceased to be authentic folk artists." Romero defends the exhibition in this interview with Jeffrey Rangels.
Duration:
1:45 MINS
Author:
smithsonianaaa@gmail.com (Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution)
Subtitle:
Frank Romero on the "Los Four" backlash.
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1.7 MB
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Luis Jimenez interview excerpt

Creator:
Archives of American Art
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Podcast
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audio/mpeg
Uploaded:
Mon, 23 Sep 2013 08:00:00 -0400
Topic:
Art
American
Copyright:
© 2013 Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution
Podcast Keywords:
interview, artist, artists, oral history, Smithsonian, Archives of American Art
Podcast Category:
Arts
Visual Arts
Government & Organizations
Non-Profit
Society & Culture
History
Description:
Pop sculptor Luis Jimenez moved from El Paso Texas to New York in 1966, where he apprenticed with Seymour Lipton and rented a studio under Richard Serra. Discouraged by the malaise of rejection from several galleries, he impulsively tried to garner attention of Ivan Karp, the famed director of the Leo Castelli Gallery.
Duration:
6:18 MINS
Author:
smithsonianaaa@gmail.com (Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution)
Subtitle:
Luis Jimenez on taking a risk in New York.
Size:
1.2 MB
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Oral history interview wih Clara Diament Sujo, 2010 June 8-16

Interviewee:
Diament Sujo, Clara
Interviewer:
Berman, Avis
Creator:
Elizabeth Murray Oral History of Women in the Visual Arts Project
Subject:
Barr, Alfred H. Jr. 1902-1981
Córdova, Arturo de 1908-1973
D'Harnoncourt, Rene 1901-1968
De Kooning, Willem 1904-
Duchamp, Marcel 1887-1968
Hughes, Langston 1902-1967
Johns, Jasper 1930-
Kuh, Katharine
Lam, Wifredo
Marisol 1930-
Messer, Thomas M
Miller, Dorothy Canning 1904-2003
Otero Rodríguez, Alejandro
Peròn, Juan Domingo 1895-1974
Pollock, Jackson 1912-1956
Rauschenberg, Robert 1925-2008
Reverón, Armando 1889-1954
Romero Brest, Jorge
Soto, Jesús Rafael 1923-2005
Sterne, Hedda 1910-2011
Valera, Víctor 1927-
Physical description:
Sound recording, master: 1 compact disc, 3 WMA files (5 hr.,10 min.) digital; 2 5/8 in
Transcript: 98 p
Type:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Place:
New York (State)
New York
Date:
2010
2010-2010
2010 June 8-16
Topic:
Art--Collectors and collecting--Interviews
Art--Study and teaching
Art dealers
Gallery owners
Local number:
aaa
AAA diamen10
Notes:
Clara Diament Sujo (1921-) is owner and director of CDS Gallery in New York, N.Y. Avis Berman (1949-) is a scholar in New York, N.Y.
Summary:
An interview of Clara Diament Sujo conducted 2010 June 8-16, by Avis Berman, for the Archives of American Art's Elizabeth Murray Oral History of Women in the Visual Arts project, at Sujo's home, in New York, N.Y.
Diament speaks of her childhood in Argentina; her father's early influence; working with Abbott Industries; her travels with her father as a child to Punta del Este in Urguay, and Mar del Plata; her experiences in the United States; life under Juan Perón and how political events helped shape her education; teaching in Venezuela; collecting art for the Venezuelan science museum; her views on art; the artists that she has worked with and represented; the opening of her first gallery in Venezuela; her gallery in New York City; the influence of Jorge Romero Brest; and her work with the museum network to represent Latin American artists. She recalls Katharine Kuh, Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, Richard Wright, Langston Hughes, Jesus Rafael Soto, Arturo de Cordova, Alejandro Otero, Victor Valera, Armando Reverón, Mercedes Pardo, Wilfredo Lam, Alfred Barr, Rene d'Harnoncourt, Dorothy Miller, Thomas Messer, Marcel Duchamp, Hedda Sterne, Robert Rauschenberg, Jasper Johns, Marisol Escobar, and others.
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Oral history interview with Richard Gray, 2007 Dec. 9

Interviewee:
Gray, Richard 1928-
Interviewer:
McElhinney, James 1952-
Subject:
Boris, Harry
Fabricant, Andrew
Gray, Paul
Klamen, David 1961-
Plensa, Jaume 1955-
Louis, Morris 1912-1962
De Kooning, Willem 1904-
Olitski, Jules 1922-2007
Gaudí, Antoni 1852-1926
Emmerich, André
Stone, Allan
Noland, Kenneth 1924-2010
University of Illinois Student
Physical description:
Sound recording, master: 1 sound disc (1 hr., 45 min.) digital; 2 5/8 in
Transcript: 41 p
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Place:
Illinois
Chicago
Date:
2007
2007 Dec 9
Topic:
Art dealers--Interviews
Art--Economic aspects
Color-field painting
Art galleries, Commercial
Art--Collectors and collecting--Interviews
Local number:
aaa
AAA gray07
Notes:
Richard Gray (1928- ) is an art dealer from Chicago, Ill. Interviewer James McElhinney is a painter and educator from New York, N.Y.
Summary:
An interview of Richard Gray conducted 2007 Dec. 9, by James McElhinney, for the Archives of American Art, at Carlyle Hotel, in New York, N.Y .
Gray speaks of being born in Chicago, Ill. and attending high school in Hyde Park; required coursework in art and music; his father's childhood in Poland; attending the University of Illinois in Chicago before transferring to the main campus in Champaign-Urbana; studying architecture but then becoming more interested in art; the influence of an early mentor; joining the air force and being stationed in France in the early 1950s; traveling throughout France, Spain, and Germany; visiting Barcelona to see Antoni Gaudí's architecture; returning to the United States, meeting his wife on a blind date, and marrying her within a year; being moved by the musical and artistic environment of his in-laws' home; owning a manufacturing business for 10 years; restructuring his father's summer resort in Michigan following his death; hosting music festivals and Harry Boris as artist-in-residence at the resort; following Boris's suggestion to open an art gallery in Chicago; his first art purchases from Allan Stone and André Emmerich in New York; his first gallery space off of Michigan Avenue on East Ontario Street in the same building as B.C. Holland and Noah Goldowsky;
his second gallery space on Michigan Avenue; showing Color Field artists including Kenneth Noland, Morris Louis, and Jules Olitski; dealers as collectors; seeing himself more as a collector than a dealer at this time in his life; his diverse collection of drawings spanning many time periods; his past practice of buying works of art in shares with other dealers; the competition between art dealers and auction houses; his belief in free-market opportunities; handling the sale of Willem de Kooning's Woman V; the gallery's representation of Jaume Plensa and David Klamen; the future direction of the gallery at both the Chicago and New York City locations; the changing market in international art; recently being designated a Living Landmark by the Landmarks Preservation Council of Illinois; and his strong presence and activity in Chicago's cultural community. Gray also recalls André Emmerich, Andrew Fabricant, Paul Gray, and others.
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Oral history interview with Peter Rodriguez, 2004 October 23-24

Interviewee:
Rodriguez, Peter 1926-
Interviewer:
Wagner, Nora
Subject:
Garcia, Rupert 1941-
Hernandez, Ester 1944-
Williams, Adriana 1933-
Reyes Ferreira, Jesus
Tamayo, Rufino 1899-
Ybarra-Frausto, Tomás 1938-
Dickey, Terry P
Galería de la Raza (San Francisco, Calif.)
Mexican Museum
Physical description:
Transcript: 32 pages
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Place:
California
San Francisco
Date:
2004
2004-2004
2004 October 23-24
Topic:
Painters
Sculptors
Art--Study and teaching
Art--Collectors and collecting--Interviews
Arts administrators
Art--Philosophy
Local number:
aaa
AAA rodrig04
Notes:
Originally recorded on 2 sound discs. Reformated in 2010 as 14 digital wav files. Duration is 2 hr., 34 min.
Peter Rodriguez (1926- ) is the founder and former director of the Mexican Museum, in San Francisco, Calif. Nora Wagner (1938- ) is a program director at the Blackhawk Museum in Danville, Calif.
Summary:
An interview of Peter Rodriguez conducted 2004 October 23-24, by Nora Wagner, for the Archives of American Art, in San Francisco, Calif.
Rodriguez speaks of his family background, early childhood and elementary art education; travels to Mexico, Alaska, Colorado, and Washington, D.C.; exhibitions he participated in as well as curated; joining Galería de la Raza; the founding of the Mexican Museum in San Francisco, grants received and support from the San Francisco community; artists Jesse Aguirre, Manuel Villamor, and Ester Hernandez; Ann Rockefeller Roberts and the Nelson A. Rockefeller Collection of Mexican Folkart, acquired by the Mexican Museum in 1985. Rodriquez also discusses the various art forms he works in, including, sculpture, tapestry, oil painting, acrylic painting, portraits of artists, and pen and ink drawings; a collection of chairs he made; his 1992 Retrospective at the Haggin Museum, in Stockton, Calif.; his creativity and color scheme for exhibitions; appointment as an Art Commissioner for the city of San Francisco, 1977-1986; the Rosa Covarrubias collection; the different locations of the Mexico Museum; current funding for a new building on Mission Street; the exhibition "Lo del Corazon"; and his own hopes for the future of the Mexican Museum. Rodriguez also recalls Rufino Tamayo, Adriana Williams, Lauro Lopez, Chucho Reyes Ferreira, Rupert Garcia, Alfredo Arreguin, Candelario Medrano, Terrey Dickey, Bea Carrillo, and Tomás Ybarra-Frausto.
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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Oral history interview with Ruth and Richard Shack, 1996 December 7-1997 February 8

Interviewee:
Shack, Ruth 1931-
Shack, Richard
Interviewer:
Young, Barbara N
Physical description:
Transcript: 90 pages
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Place:
Florida
Miami
Date:
1996
1996-1997
1996 December 7-1997 February 8
Topic:
Art--Collectors and collecting--Interviews
Latin American art--Collectors and collecting
Art centers
Hispanic American art
Local number:
aaa
AAA shack96
Notes:
Originally recorded 3 sound cassette. Reformated in 2010 as 6 digital wav files. Duration is 4 hr., 20 min.
Ruth Shack (1931-) is president of the Dade-Community Foundation. Richard Shack (1926-) is chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Miami Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA). Their private art collection includes works by Maria Brito, Lydia Rubio, Cesar Trasobares, and José Bedia.
Summary:
An interview of Ruth and Richard Shack conducted 1996 December 7-1997 February 8, by Barbara Young, for the Archives of American Art. The interview focuses on the Shack's support of Latin American artists, the development of their collection, and their personal involvement with community art centers.
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Archives of American Art
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Oral history interview with Wilhelmina Holladay, 2005 Aug. 17-2005 Sept. 23

Interviewee:
Holladay, Wilhelmina Cole 1922-
Interviewer:
Wasserman, Krystyna
Subject:
National Museum of Women in the Arts (U.S.)
Physical description:
Sound recording, master: 4 sound discs (3 hr., 51min.) digital; 2 5/8 in
Transcript: 57 p
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
Date:
2005
2005-2005
2005 Aug 17-2005 Sept 23
Topic:
Art patrons
Art--Collectors and collecting--Interviews
Women artists
Local number:
aaa
AAA hollad05
Notes:
Wilhelmina Holladay (1922- ) is the founder of the National Museum of Women in the Arts from Washington, D.C. Krystyna Wasserman (1938- ) is the director of the Library and Research Center at the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, D.C.
Summary:
An interview of Wilhelmina Holladay conducted 2005 Aug. 17-Sept. 23, by Krystyna Wasserman, for the Archives of American Art, at Holladay's home, in Washington, D.C.
Holladay speaks of her childhood in upstate New York, and the influence of her grandparents, especially her grandmother, Gertrude Strong, on her sense of beauty and aesthetics; her first exposure to women artists, through the work of Rosa Bonheur and Élisabeth Vigée-Lebrun; going to college at Elmira College, majoring in business and art history; her mother, who she describes as a "free spirit"; coming to Washington, D.C., almost by accident, after passing a civil service exam during the war; various jobs in Washington, including working for General Hausman at the Air Force adjustment and for the Chinese Embassy; working for Madame Chiang Kai-shek in New York as her social secretary; meeting her husband, Wallace Holladay, at a housewarming party in Washington;
Wallace designing and building a home for them in McLean, Va., and raising their children there; working at the gift shop at the National Gallery of Art, and as part of the board of the Corcoran Gallery of Art, her first experiences with a career in the art world; beginning her renowned collection of work by women artists while living in McLean, including the work of Sofonisba Anguissola, Artemisia Gentileschi, and Angelica Kauffman; meeting with Nancy Hanks and having her first discussions about the possibility of a museum devoted to women artists; developing a plan and an advisory committee for the museum, and purchasing a space on New York Avenue, now the headquarters of the National Museum for Women in the Arts; the great success of the museum's opening exhibition in 1987, after years of renovation; the importance of the state committees and international committees as an outreach of the museum; the importance of a sharp focus in developing her collection;
her favorite exhibitions at the museum, including exhibitions on Grandma Moses, Berthe Morisot, Georgia O'Keeffe, Frida Kahlo, Emily Carr, and Julie Taymor ("Grandma Moses in the 21st Century," March 15 to June 10, 2001; "Berthe Morisot: An Impressionist and her Circle," January 14, 2005 - May 8, 2005; "Places of Their Own: Emily Carr, Georgia O'Keeffe, and Frida Kahlo," February 8 to May 12, 2002; "Julie Taymor: Playing with Fire," November 16, 2000, to February 4, 2001); educational programs she has developed within the museum; and her hopes for the museum's future. She recalls Howard Ludington, Marion Campbell, Jen Zien Huang, Ian Woodner, Ted Sorenson, Joel Macy, Hester Beall Provensen, Harry Lunn, Louise Nevelson, Cynthia Helms, Mike Ainslie, Roma Crocker, Helga Carter, Claire Getty, Elizabeth Campbell, Eleanor Tuft, Linda Nochlin, Gwen John, and others.
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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Mike Wallace and Robert Rauschenberg

Photographer:
Astor, Nancy
Subject:
Rauschenberg, Robert
Wallace, Mike
Physical description:
1 photographic print : b&w ; 20 x 25 cm.
Type:
Photographs
Date:
ca. 1962
Topic:
Interviews
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)9394
Summary:
Wallace and Rauschenberg are seated, with Wallace holding up a sheet of paper for Rauschenberg to see. In the background several of Rauschenberg's works are hanging on the wall.
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Leo Castelli Gallery records, circa 1880-2000, bulk, 1957-1999
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Archives of American Art
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