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Oral history interview with Henry Geldzahler

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Interviewee:
Geldzahler, Henry  Search this
Interviewer:
Cummings, Paul  Search this
Names:
Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
National Endowment for the Arts  Search this
Bellamy, Richard  Search this
Bingham, Lois A.  Search this
Castelli, Leo  Search this
D'Harnoncourt, Rene, 1901-1968  Search this
Hale, Robert Beverly, 1901-1985  Search this
Hoving, Thomas, 1931-  Search this
Lowe, Harry, 1922-  Search this
Rorimer, James J. (James Joseph), 1905-1966  Search this
Scull, Robert C.  Search this
Stella, Frank  Search this
Stevens, Roger L.  Search this
Warhol, Andy, 1928-1987  Search this
Extent:
2 Sound tape reels (Sound recording, 7 in.)
76 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sound tape reels
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1970 Jan. 27
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Henry Geldzahler conducted 1970 Jan. 27, by Paul Cummings, for the Archives of American Art. Geldzahler speaks of his youth and family background; his early interests; his education at Yale and Harvard; the decision to pursue an art career; working with the Metropolitan Museum of Art for Robert Beverly Hale; working with James Rorimer; his first exhibit; artists and curators he has been associated with; working with Roger Stevens at the National Endowment for the Arts; public interest in museums; working with Thomas Hoving; his opinion of critics; and how he selects works for exhibitions. He recalls Richard Bellamy, Harry Lowe, Lois Bingham, Robert Scull, Leo Castelli, Frank Stella, Andy Warhol, and Rene D'Harnoncourt.
Biographical / Historical:
Henry Geldzahler (1935-1994) was a curator in New York, N.Y.
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 others.
Topic:
Curators -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Function:
Art museums -- New York (State) -- New York
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.geldza70
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-geldza70