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Oral history interview with Michael W. Monroe

Interviewee:
Monroe, Michael W.  Search this
Creator:
Herman, Lloyd E.  Search this
Names:
Bellevue Art Museum (Wash.)  Search this
Smithsonian American Art Museum. Renwick Gallery  Search this
Extent:
8 Items (sound files (3 hr., 59 min.) Audio, digital, wav)
71 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Interviews
Sound recordings
Date:
2018 January 22-March 1
Scope and Contents:
An interview with Michael W. Monroe conducted 2018 January 22-March 1, by Lloyd Herman, for the Archives of American Art, at the home of Michael Monroe and at the home of Lloyd Herman, in Seattle, Washington.
Monroe speaks of his childhood in Racine, Wisconsin; his Danish immigrant community and early exposure to Danish design; early experiences of art-making; his art and teaching education at the University of Wisconsin in Milwaukee; experiences with Midwestern art museums in adolescence and young adulthood; his graduate art education at the Cranbrook Academy of Art; his work as gallery director at SUNY Oneonta in the early 1970s; his approach to evaluating and curating craftwork; his curatorial tenure and close collaboration with Herman at the Renwick Gallery; securing the Renwick's Albert Paley gates; his lifestyle in the Washington, DC area; the American craft movement's shift towards the marketplace, social media, and quick do-it-yourself methods; organizing the "Craft Multiples" traveling exhibition; the beginning of the Renwick's collections policy; organizing "Celebration: A World of Art and Ritual;" organizing the White House Collection of Crafts and its eventual transfer to the Clinton Presidential Library; his continued involvement with the craft world after retirement from the Renwick; his tenure as executive director of the Bellevue Arts Museum; his mentorship of young craft artists; and his sense of the past and future of American crafts. Monroe also recalls Sylvester Jerry, Cherry Barr Jerry, Robert Verizer, Robert Kidd, George Ortman, Julius Schmidt, Richard DeVore, Steve Frykholm, Jon Eric Riis, Arturo Sandoval, Gretchen Bellinger, Bernadette Monroe, Robert Arneson, David Gilhooly, William Harper, Wendell Castle, Fran├žoise Grossen, Claire Zeisler, Sarah Booth Conroy, Sheila Hicks, Dale Chihuly, Arthur Mason, Jane Mason, Betty Ford, Joan Mondale, Rosalynn Carter, Barbara Bush, Hillary Clinton, Paul Gottlieb, Peter Joseph, Matthew Kangas, Mark Haley, Nora Atkinson, and others. Herman recalls Susan Mellon, Joshua Taylor, Paul Gardner, Charles Eldredge, Elizabeth Broun, Paul Smith, Rose Slivka, Diane Douglas, Janet Kardon, William Morris, and others.
Biographical / Historical:
Michael W. Monroe (1940- ) is director emeritus of the Bellevue Arts Museum in Bellevue, Washington. Lloyd Herman (1936- ) is the founding director (emeritus) of the Renwick Gallery in Washington, D.C. who resides in Seattle, Washington.
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:
The transcript and recording are open for research. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Topic:
Arts administrators -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Arts administrators -- Washington (D.C.) -- Interviews  Search this
Arts administrators -- Washington (State) -- Interviews  Search this
Arts -- Management  Search this
Curators -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Curators -- Washington (D.C.) -- Interviews  Search this
Curators -- Washington (State) -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Identifier:
AAA.monroe18
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-monroe18

Fred Truck papers

Creator:
Truck, Fred, 1940-  Search this
Extent:
11.7 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1965-2019
Scope and Contents:
The papers of multimedia and computer artist, Fred Truck, measure 11.7 linear feet and date from 1965-2019. Included are biographical material, interviews, correspondence, writings, subject and project files, photographs, rare printed material, preliminary works of art, and audiovisual material. A portion of the papers are in electronic format. The papers are organized by projects, institutions and individuals and include the following series: Fluxus art criticism and artist's books by Truck; performance art including the Performance Bank, the Electric Bank, and The Des Moines Festival of the Avant-garde; concrete poetry; mail art; digital performance and social media including Art Com Electronic Network (ACEN); sculpture and prints; art software; virtual reality software; three dimensional photography; collaborative works of performance art and collaborative works of early electronic art 1980- and the ACEN artists' network (1986-1999).
Biographical / Historical:
Fred Truck (1946- ) is a multimedia and computer artist in West Des Moines, Iowa.
Provenance:
The collection was donated in 2020 by Fred Truck.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Use of audio visual recordings and born digital records with no duplicate copy requires advance notice.
Occupation:
Computer artists -- Iowa -- Des Moines  Search this
Topic:
Multimedia artists -- Iowa -- Des Moines.  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.trucfred
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-trucfred

#APeoplesJourney: Musical Crossroads - Regions Without Borders

Creator:
National Museum of African American History and Culture  Search this
Type:
Youtube videos
Uploaded:
2017-06-22T16:11:30Z
Topic:
African Americans  Search this
Youtube Category:
Education  Search this
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National Museum of African American History and Culture
EDAN-URL:
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Footage of giant panda birth at the Smithsonian's National Zoo

Creator:
National Zoo  Search this
Type:
Youtube videos
Uploaded:
2012-09-17T15:41:09Z
Topic:
Zoology;Animals;Veterinary medicine;Animal health  Search this
Youtube Category:
Pets & Animals  Search this
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SmithsonianNZP
YouTube Channel:
SmithsonianNZP
Data Source:
National Zoo
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_Erlts7n64W0

#VisitorVoices - Why Do We Still Celebrate Columbus Day?

Creator:
National Museum of African American History and Culture  Search this
Type:
Youtube videos
Uploaded:
2017-09-29T14:58:27Z
Topic:
African Americans  Search this
Youtube Category:
Education  Search this
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National Museum of African American History and Culture
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#VisitorVoices - When I'm Treated Unjustly

Creator:
National Museum of African American History and Culture  Search this
Type:
Youtube videos
Uploaded:
2017-09-18T13:58:37Z
Topic:
African Americans  Search this
Youtube Category:
Education  Search this
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National Museum of African American History and Culture
EDAN-URL:
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#VisitorVoices - You Should Take That Risk For Change

Creator:
National Museum of African American History and Culture  Search this
Type:
Youtube videos
Uploaded:
2017-09-19T14:16:46Z
Topic:
African Americans  Search this
Youtube Category:
Education  Search this
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Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
EDAN-URL:
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#VisitorVoices: 30 Days of Reflections

Creator:
National Museum of African American History and Culture  Search this
Type:
Youtube videos
Uploaded:
2017-09-11T14:25:14Z
Topic:
African Americans  Search this
Youtube Category:
Education  Search this
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Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
EDAN-URL:
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Smithsonian Paleontologists Telling (bad) Dinosaur Jokes

Creator:
National Museum of Natural History  Search this
Type:
Youtube videos
Uploaded:
2018-07-17T15:07:58Z
Topic:
Natural History  Search this
Youtube Category:
Education  Search this
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smithsonianNMNH
YouTube Channel:
smithsonianNMNH
Data Source:
National Museum of Natural History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_gx9Q0ZcHxXM

#VisitorVoices - This Is My Story That I Know Of Slavery

Creator:
National Museum of African American History and Culture  Search this
Type:
Youtube videos
Uploaded:
2017-09-11T14:26:40Z
Topic:
African Americans  Search this
Youtube Category:
Education  Search this
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YouTube Channel:
WatchNMAAHC
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_lBJNBAvD8IE

#VisitorVoices - In Service of Justice

Creator:
National Museum of African American History and Culture  Search this
Type:
Youtube videos
Uploaded:
2017-09-25T14:56:53Z
Topic:
African Americans  Search this
Youtube Category:
Education  Search this
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YouTube Channel:
WatchNMAAHC
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_mCa8k8GDNg4

#APeoplesJourney: From Sit-Ins To Wade-Ins

Creator:
National Museum of African American History and Culture  Search this
Type:
Youtube videos
Uploaded:
2017-07-20T18:29:07Z
Topic:
African Americans  Search this
Youtube Category:
Education  Search this
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YouTube Channel:
WatchNMAAHC
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_nd1GjS1pdW8

#VisitorVoices - Modern-Day Sharecropper

Creator:
National Museum of African American History and Culture  Search this
Type:
Youtube videos
Uploaded:
2017-09-11T14:28:29Z
Topic:
African Americans  Search this
Youtube Category:
Education  Search this
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YouTube Channel:
WatchNMAAHC
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_qdJ_r3mEwoo

#VisitorVoices - I Saw What They Did to Slaves

Creator:
National Museum of African American History and Culture  Search this
Type:
Youtube videos
Uploaded:
2017-09-11T14:35:18Z
Topic:
African Americans  Search this
Youtube Category:
Education  Search this
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Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
EDAN-URL:
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#VisitorVoices - Shackles of Children

Creator:
National Museum of African American History and Culture  Search this
Type:
Youtube videos
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2017-09-11T14:32:32Z
Topic:
African Americans  Search this
Youtube Category:
Education  Search this
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National Museum of African American History and Culture
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#VisitorVoices - My Father's History

Creator:
National Museum of African American History and Culture  Search this
Type:
Youtube videos
Uploaded:
2017-09-14T13:56:12Z
Topic:
African Americans  Search this
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Education  Search this
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National Museum of African American History and Culture
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#VisitorVoices - We Are All Equal

Creator:
National Museum of African American History and Culture  Search this
Type:
Youtube videos
Uploaded:
2017-09-29T14:53:30Z
Topic:
African Americans  Search this
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Education  Search this
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YouTube Channel:
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Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
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#VisitorVoices - What Freedom Means To Us

Creator:
National Museum of African American History and Culture  Search this
Type:
Youtube videos
Uploaded:
2017-09-30T13:59:46Z
Topic:
African Americans  Search this
Youtube Category:
Education  Search this
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YouTube Channel:
WatchNMAAHC
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
EDAN-URL:
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#APeoplesJourney - A Nation's Story

Creator:
National Museum of African American History and Culture  Search this
Type:
Youtube videos
Uploaded:
2017-09-28T13:00:21Z
Topic:
African Americans  Search this
Youtube Category:
Education  Search this
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YouTube Channel:
WatchNMAAHC
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
EDAN-URL:
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#VisitorVoices - Descended from Slavery

Creator:
National Museum of African American History and Culture  Search this
Type:
Youtube videos
Uploaded:
2017-09-11T14:31:07Z
Topic:
African Americans  Search this
Youtube Category:
Education  Search this
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YouTube Channel:
WatchNMAAHC
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_wrn2CA1_1nE

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