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

Interviewee:
Huerta, Benito, 1952-  Search this
Interviewer:
Cordova, Cary  Search this
Subject:
Livingston, Jane  Search this
Yanez, Rene  Search this
Pitman, Bonnie  Search this
Hernandez, John  Search this
Zamudio-Taylor, Victor  Search this
Garza, Carmen Lomas  Search this
Vargas, Kathy  Search this
Beardsley, John  Search this
Chin, Mel  Search this
Caton, David  Search this
Lynn Goode Gallery  Search this
Galería de la Raza (San Francisco, Calif.)  Search this
Recuerdos Orales: Interviews of the Latino Art Community in Texas  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
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.
Topic:
Latino and Latin American artists  Search this
Curators -- Texas -- Interviews  Search this
Art criticism  Search this
Painting -- Technique  Search this
Theme:
Latino and Latin American  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12217
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)247972
AAA_collcode_huerta04
Theme:
Latino and Latin American
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_247972
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Oral history interview with Regina Vater, 2004 February 23-25

Interviewee:
Vater, Regina, 1943-  Search this
Interviewer:
Cordova, Cary  Search this
Subject:
Orozco, Sylvia  Search this
Viola, Bill  Search this
Ashton, Dore  Search this
Escobar, Ruth.  Search this
Oiticica, Hélio  Search this
Clark, Lygia  Search this
Vergara, Carlos  Search this
Schenberg, Mário  Search this
Moorman, Charlotte  Search this
Calle, Sophie  Search this
Pitanga, Antonio  Search this
Parra, Catalina  Search this
Porter, Liliana  Search this
Lippard, Lucy R.  Search this
Paik, Nam June  Search this
Castelli, Leo  Search this
Lundberg, Bill  Search this
Schaeffer, Frank  Search this
Diaz, Antonio  Search this
Pereira dos Santos, Nelson  Search this
Wilson, Bobby  Search this
Mendieta, Ana  Search this
Wilson, Martha  Search this
Recuerdos Orales: Interviews of the Latino Art Community in Texas  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Regina Vater, 2004 February 23-25. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Curators -- Texas  Search this
Multimedia (Art)  Search this
Cinéma vérité  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Latino and Latin American artists  Search this
Theme:
Latino and Latin American  Search this
Women  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12290
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)254936
AAA_collcode_vater04
Theme:
Latino and Latin American
Women
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_254936
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Benito Huerta

Interviewee:
Huerta, Benito, 1952-  Search this
Interviewer:
Cordova, Cary  Search this
Creator:
Recuerdos Orales: Interviews of the Latino Art Community in Texas  Search this
Names:
Galería de la Raza (San Francisco, Calif.)  Search this
Lynn Goode Gallery  Search this
Recuerdos Orales: Interviews of the Latino Art Community in Texas  Search this
Beardsley, John  Search this
Caton, David  Search this
Chin, Mel, 1951-  Search this
Garza, Carmen Lomas  Search this
Hernandez, John, 1952-  Search this
Livingston, Jane  Search this
Pitman, Bonnie  Search this
Vargas, Kathy  Search this
Yanez, Rene  Search this
Zamudio-Taylor, Victor  Search this
Extent:
5 Sound discs (Sound recording, master (5 hrs., 52 min.), digitial, 2 5/8 in.)
84 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sound discs
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
2004 Feb. 29-Mar. 2
Scope and Contents:
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.
Biographical / Historical:
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.
Restrictions:
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
Topic:
Latino and Latin American artists  Search this
Curators -- Texas -- Interviews  Search this
Art criticism  Search this
Painting -- Technique  Search this
Function:
Art commissions
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.huerta04
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9ed55a7bc-58e8-41bb-a88e-e85d470db6a3
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-huerta04
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Regina Vater

Interviewee:
Vater, Regina  Search this
Interviewer:
Cordova, Cary  Search this
Creator:
Recuerdos Orales: Interviews of the Latino Art Community in Texas  Search this
Names:
Recuerdos Orales: Interviews of the Latino Art Community in Texas  Search this
Ashton, Dore  Search this
Calle, Sophie  Search this
Castelli, Leo  Search this
Clark, Lygia, 1920-  Search this
Diaz, Antonio  Search this
Escobar, Ruth.  Search this
Lippard, Lucy R.  Search this
Lundberg, Bill, 1942-  Search this
Mendieta, Ana, 1948-1985  Search this
Moorman, Charlotte  Search this
Oiticica, Hélio, 1937-1980.  Search this
Orozco, Sylvia, 1954-  Search this
Paik, Nam June, 1932-  Search this
Parra, Catalina  Search this
Pereira dos Santos, Nelson  Search this
Pitanga, Antonio, 1939-  Search this
Porter, Liliana, 1941-  Search this
Schaeffer, Frank  Search this
Schenberg, Mário  Search this
Vergara, Carlos, 1941-  Search this
Viola, Bill, 1951-  Search this
Wilson, Bobby  Search this
Wilson, Martha, 1947-  Search this
Extent:
67 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
2004 February 23-25
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Regina Vater conducted 2004 February 23-25, by Cary Cordova, for the Archives of American Art, in her home in Austin, Texas.
Vater speaks of her childhood in Copacabana, Ipanema, south of Rio de Janeiro; her father's career as a physician; her Basque, Portuguese, and Jewish heritage; her early education including early experiences with Greek philosophy; her parents' reaction to her desire to be an artist; her great-grandfather's translation of Virgil and Homer into Portuguese; her study abroad in France in 1972; her move to New York in the mid-1970s; her motivations for various works of art, including the series Gentle Solitude, Three Chinese Monkeys, Luxo Lixo, Electronic Nature, The Knots, Tina America, and "O Que e Arte?"; her Guggenheim fellowship in 1981; the 1976 Whitney Biennial; her marriage to video installation artist Bill Lundberg; her move to Austin, Tex.; her work with the Franklin Furnace Gallery and Flue magazine; her involvement with "cinema verité"; making films with Ruth Escobar; her travels in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Lima, Peru, Bolivia, and Colombia; her perception of the emotional differences between Latinos and Americans; her love of Brazilian culture; her own classification of her work and potential reasons for the lack of scholarship on her work; her activities as a curator including the 1984 show "Latin American Visual Thinking," at the Art Awareness Gallery in New York, N.Y.; difficulties with the Brazilian government in attempting to bring her film Green into that country; her love of poetry, especially concrete poetry; and the spirituality of her work. Vater also recalls Helio Oiticica, Lygia Clark, Frank Schaeffer, Antonio Diaz, Carlos Vergara, Rubens Gerschman, Mario Schemberg, Lucy Lippard, Augustos de Campos, John Cage, Joseph Beuys, Quentin Fiore, Tomasso Trinino, Bill Lundberg [the artist's husband], Leo Castelli, Dore Ashton, Nam June Paik, Charlotte Moorman, Sophie Calle, Nelson Pereira dos Santos, Ruth Escobar, Antonio Pitanga, Bobby Wilson, Sylvia Orozco, Bill Viola, Ana Mendieta, Martha Wilson, Catalina Parra, Liliana Porter, and others.
Biographical / Historical:
Regina Vater (1943-) is a Brazilian born multimedia artist from Austin, Texas. Cary Cordova (1970-) is an art historian from Austin, Texas.
General:
Originally recorded on 4 sound discs and 1 compact disc. Duration is 5 hr., 10 min.
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.
Restrictions:
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
Topic:
Curators -- Texas  Search this
Multimedia (Art)  Search this
Cinéma vérité  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Latino and Latin American artists  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.vater04
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw90fdf7731-449f-47f2-bace-00a5d8cd1df9
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-vater04
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Sylvia Orozco, 2004 Jan. 26-Feb. 2

Interviewee:
Orozco, Syliva, 1954-  Search this
Interviewer:
Cordova, Cary  Search this
Subject:
Alvarez Bravo, Manuel  Search this
Barraza, Santa  Search this
Rivera, Diego  Search this
Trevino, Barbina Modesta  Search this
Dodson, Nora Gonzales  Search this
Starpattern, Rita  Search this
Pace, Linda  Search this
Cardenas, Gilberto  Search this
Fearing, Kelly  Search this
Orozco, José Clemente  Search this
Siqueiros, David Alfaro  Search this
Frary, Michael  Search this
Pulido, Piu  Search this
Coronado, Sam  Search this
League of United Chicano Artists  Search this
Mexic-Arte Museum (Austin, Tex.)  Search this
Recuerdos Orales: Interviews of the Latino Art Community in Texas  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Sylvia Orozco, 2004 Jan. 26-Feb. 2. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Mexican American artists  Search this
Curators -- Texas -- Interviews  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Latino and Latin American artists  Search this
Chicano artists  Search this
Theme:
Latino and Latin American  Search this
Women  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)11950
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)247226
AAA_collcode_orozco04
Theme:
Latino and Latin American
Women
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_247226
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Sylvia Orozco

Interviewee:
Orozco, Sylvia, 1954-  Search this
Interviewer:
Cordova, Cary  Search this
Creator:
Recuerdos Orales: Interviews of the Latino Art Community in Texas  Search this
Names:
League of United Chicano Artists  Search this
Mexic-Arte Museum (Austin, Tex.)  Search this
Recuerdos Orales: Interviews of the Latino Art Community in Texas  Search this
Alvarez Bravo, Manuel, 1902-  Search this
Barraza, Santa  Search this
Cardenas, Gilberto  Search this
Coronado, Sam  Search this
Dodson, Nora Gonzales  Search this
Fearing, Kelly  Search this
Frary, Michael, 1918-  Search this
Orozco, José Clemente, 1883-1949  Search this
Pace, Linda  Search this
Pulido, Piu  Search this
Rivera, Diego, 1886-1957  Search this
Siqueiros, David Alfaro  Search this
Starpattern, Rita  Search this
Trevino, Barbina Modesta  Search this
Extent:
76 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
2004 Jan. 26-Feb. 2
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Sylvia Orozco conducted 2004 Jan. 26-Feb. 2, by Cary Cordova, for the Archives of American Art, in Mexic-Arte Gallery, Austin, Tex.
Orozco speaks of her family history, having the best drawing in second grade, the earliest recollection of being an artist; Camp Fire Girls; painting for high school pep squad and protest signs; growing up in Cuero, Tex.; integration in high school; Texas A and I; the Raza Unida movement; University of Texas; the Conferencia del Plastica Chicana, held September 13-16, 1979 in Austin, Tex.; MECha, the Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlan; the effect of her work as a curator on her ability to do her own artwork; CONACYT, National Council of Arts and Technology; her passion for Jose Clemente Orozco, Diego Rivera and David Alfaro Siqueiros; meeting Pio Pulido; LUChA, the League of United Chicano Artists; organizing an exhibition on Manuel Alvarez Bravo at the Texas Memorial Museum; the beginnings of Mexic-Arte Gallery; the group Women and Their Work; the installation "Counter Colon-ialismo"; alternative spaces and museums; and future plans for Mexic-Arte Gallery. Orozco also recalls Santa Barraza, Kelly Fearing, Mike Frary, Sam Coronado, Barbina Modesta Treviño, Nora Gonzalez-Dodson, Linda Pace, Rita Starpattern, Gilbert Cardenas, and others.
Biographical / Historical:
Sylvia Orozco (1954- ) is an artist from Austin, Tex. Cary Cordova (1970-) is an art historian from Austin, Tex.
General:
Originally recorded on 4 sound discs. Reformatted in 2010 as 7 digital wav files. Duration is 3 hrs., 55 min.
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.
Restrictions:
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
Occupation:
Museum directors -- Texas  Search this
Topic:
Mexican American artists  Search this
Curators -- Texas -- Interviews  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Latino and Latin American artists  Search this
Chicano artists  Search this
Chicano artists  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.orozco04
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw995bf7858-7160-4b56-9bde-5be575c8cf47
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-orozco04
Online Media:

Barney Delabano papers, 1942-1979

Creator:
Delabano, Barney, 1926-1997  Search this
Subject:
Dallas Museum of Fine Arts  Search this
Citation:
Barney Delabano papers, 1942-1979. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Painting, American  Search this
Curators -- Texas -- Dallas  Search this
Theme:
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)7474
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209632
AAA_collcode_delabarn
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_209632

Texas folk artists : a living tradition : panel discussion, 1980 Oct. 24

Creator:
Mid-America College Art Association  Search this
Subject:
Wade, Robert  Search this
Crossley, Mimi  Search this
Hall, Gaye  Search this
Smither, Murray  Search this
Steinfeldt, Cecilia  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Citation:
Texas folk artists : a living tradition : panel discussion, 1980 Oct. 24. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Folk art  Search this
Curators -- Texas  Search this
Theme:
Art Movements and Schools  Search this
Photography  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)10347
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213561
AAA_collcode_midacoll
Theme:
Art Movements and Schools
Photography
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_213561

Barney Delabano papers

Creator:
Delabano, Barney, 1926-  Search this
Names:
Dallas Museum of Fine Arts  Search this
Extent:
1 Microfilm reel
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Microfilm reels
Date:
1942-1979
Scope and Contents:
A resume; letters received regarding exhibitions, 1955-1956; exhibition catalogs; clippings, regarding Delabano's paintings and his work at the Dallas Museum of Fine Arts; a scrapbook, 1942-1954, containing clippings, letters, catalogs, and memorabilia; and miscellaneous printed material.
Biographical / Historical:
Painter, curator; Dallas, Tex. Curator for Exhibitions at the Dallas Museum of Fine Arts.
Provenance:
Microfilmed as part of the Archives of American Art's Texas project.
Lent for microfilming 1981 by Barney Delabano.
Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Occupation:
Painters -- Texas -- Dallas  Search this
Topic:
Painting, American  Search this
Curators -- Texas -- Dallas  Search this
Function:
Art museums -- Texas
Identifier:
AAA.delabarn
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9e28dc022-6b5e-45ff-a4eb-06094c51bdd3
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-delabarn

Jana Vander Lee papers

Creator:
Vander Lee, Jana, 1945-  Search this
Names:
Contemporary Handweavers of Houston  Search this
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston  Search this
Extent:
3 Microfilm reels
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Microfilm reels
Date:
1979-1984
Scope and Contents:
REELS 2906-2907: Papers, 1979-1981, compiled by Vander Lee, symposium coordinator of "Fiber in the 80's: Current and future issues in the textile arts," held October 3-4, 1980, at the Alfred J. Glassell, Jr. School of Art and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Tex. Included are correspondence with participating panelists and grants organizations; artists' resumes; contracts; income and expenditure lists; mailing lists; meeting minutes of the Contemporary Handweavers of Houston, a sponsor of the symposium; and 3 clippings.
REEL 3362A: Material regarding the exhibition, "American Fiber: A New Aesthetic," including resumes and printed biographical information on the participants; correspondence; checklists; loan agreements; writings including Vander Lee's notes regarding the planning of the exhibition, and her draft for the text of the catalog; printed material; and photographs of the installation.
Biographical / Historical:
Museum curator; Houston, Tex.
Provenance:
Lent for microfilming 1981 & 1984 by Jana Vander Lee.
Microfilmed as part of the Archives of American Art's Texas project.
Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Occupation:
Museum curators -- Texas -- Houston  Search this
Designers -- Texas  Search this
Topic:
Textile crafts -- United States  Search this
Women museum curators  Search this
Function:
Art museums -- Texas
Identifier:
AAA.vandlee
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw972c2609c-34a8-4e84-86e0-84c65ba7e9e3
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-vandlee

Norma R. Ory papers

Creator:
Ory, Norma R.  Search this
Names:
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston  Search this
Extent:
1 Reel (ca. 300 items (on 1 microfilm reel))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Reels
Date:
1948-1984
Scope and Contents:
Printed material, biographical data, correspondence and photographs.
REEL 3447 (fr. 3-455): Biographical data; Christmas cards by Ory; exhibition catalogs and clippings; teaching material kept as Dean of the Junior School, Arthur Glassel, Jr. School of Art at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; and files on exhibitions curated by Ory, containing correspondence, clippings and photographs.
REEL 3447 (fr. 458-613); Six catalogs from exhibitions curated by Ory and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, including ART OF THE ALAPHABET, WOOD IN ART, BOOKBINDING: A LIVING ART, IMAGES OF CHILDHOOD, A PEACEABLE KINGDOM: ANIMALS IN ART and ARTIST AND ARTISAN: NATIVE AMERICAN ART.
Biographical / Historical:
Curator; Houston, Texas.
Provenance:
Material donated and lent by Norma Ory, 1985, as part of the Archives of American Art's Texas project. The donated exhibition catalogs were transferred to the NMAA-NPG library after microfilming.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information
Occupation:
Art museum curators -- Texas -- Houston  Search this
Museum curators -- Texas -- Houston  Search this
Topic:
Art -- Study and teaching -- Texas -- Houston  Search this
Women museum curators  Search this
Function:
Art museums -- Texas
Identifier:
AAA.orynormr
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9d4bb3e02-f10a-43bc-96b5-8d2092b97487
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-orynormr

Texas folk artists : a living tradition : panel discussion

Creator:
Mid-America College Art Association  Search this
Names:
Crossley, Mimi  Search this
Hall, Gaye  Search this
Smither, Murray, 1937-  Search this
Steinfeldt, Cecilia  Search this
Wade, Robert, 1943-  Search this
Extent:
2 Items (sound cassettes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Date:
1980 Oct. 24
Scope and Contents:
A panel discussion held at the 44th annual Mid-America College Art Association Conference. The participants speak of the history of folk art in Texas. The panelists are: Mimi Crossley, Cecilia Steinfeld, Murray Smither, and Robert Wade. The panel was moderated by Gaye Hall.
Provenance:
Donated 1986 by Mid-America College Art Association.
Restrictions:
Untranscribed; use requires an appointment.
Occupation:
Art critics -- Texas  Search this
Art dealers -- Texas  Search this
Educators -- Texas  Search this
Painters -- Texas  Search this
Photographers -- Texas  Search this
Sculptors -- Texas  Search this
Topic:
Folk art  Search this
Curators -- Texas  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Identifier:
AAA.midacoll
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9ecceeefa-58d0-47d7-b410-b7baa0822743
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-midacoll

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