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Oral history interview with Alanna Heiss

Interviewee:
Heiss, Alanna  Search this
Interviewer:
McElhinney, James Lancel, 1952-  Search this
Creator:
Elizabeth Murray Oral History of Women in the Visual Arts Project  Search this
Names:
Biennale di Venezia  Search this
Clocktower Gallery  Search this
Elizabeth Murray Oral History of Women in the Visual Arts Project  Search this
Institute for Art and Urban Resources  Search this
Lawrence University  Search this
Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
New Museum (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center  Search this
University of Chicago -- Students  Search this
Callahan, Harry M.  Search this
Finkelpearl, Tom  Search this
Gill, Brendan, 1914-1997  Search this
Highstein, Jene, 1942-2013  Search this
Matta-Clark, Gordon, 1943-1978  Search this
Nonas, Richard, 1936-  Search this
Extent:
80 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Interviews
Sound recordings
Date:
2010 June 15-October 28
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Alanna Heiss conducted 2010 June 15 and October 28, by James McElhinney, for the Archives of American Art's Elizabeth Murray Oral History of Women in the Visual Arts project, at Art International Radio, on Leonard Street, in New York, New York.
Heiss speaks of the Clocktower Gallery and the AIR offices; New York galleries and museums and the economic depression of the 1970s; art shows in Germany, France, Switzerland, and England and the role of foreign and West Coast curators in New York shows during the 1960s; founding the Institute for Art and Urban Resources with Brendan Gill; her lack of interest in collecting and the problems she feels it poses for organizations showing art; her attitudes about displaying art in the 1970s; growing up in a small town in Southern Illinois; spending summers as a child in South Dakota; her musical training; art in relation to Midwestern cultural values; her work on the exhibition "Stalin's Choice: Soviet Socialist Realism, 1932-1956" in 1993; her degree in music and the philosophy of aesthetics from Lawrence University; taking classes at the University of Chicago; moving to New York and deciding to focus on visual arts; her time in Europe and the various jobs she took while abroad including teaching, inspecting monuments for the Society for Ancient Buildings and Monuments, writing about animals, selling and transporting used cars, and serving as an artist liaison; and the exhibitions she saw during her travels.
Heiss also discusses trips she made across the United States after returning from Europe; working as a band road crew manger; her work in 1993 on the John Cage tribute show for the Venice Biennale called "Il Suono Rapido delle Cose" and the album produced in conjunction with the show called Caged/Uncaged - A Rock/Experimental Homage To John Cage; her marriage to the artist Jene Highstein and their friendships with the artists Richard Nonas and Gordon Matta-Clark; her return to New York from Europe around 1970 and her use of old or abandoned real estate as locations for contemporary art exhibitions; her first show, "Under the Brooklyn Bridge" in 1971; founding PS1; her work as a parole officer and her exposure to the culture of Harlem; the various shows held at PS1; urban art spaces in New York including the New Museum and the Coney Island Sculpture Museum; her exhibition space on Bleecker Street in New York; her disenchantment with the idea of community art; her work with Tom Finkelpearl; the way she publicized exhibitions; the underground culture of the 1970s; and the relationship between the Museum of Modern Art and PS1 and their eventual merger.
Biographical / Historical:
Alanna Heiss (1943-) is director of Art International Radio in New York, New York. James McElhinney (1952-) is an artist and educator in New York, New York.
General:
Originally recorded on 1 sound disc. Reformatted in 2010 as 4 digital wav files. Duration is 3 hr., 39 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.
Occupation:
Gallery directors -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Arts administrators -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Curators -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Topic:
Women arts administrators  Search this
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Identifier:
AAA.heiss10
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw99e6f2c82-e682-4784-9927-1a9582dc615e
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-heiss10
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Adele S. Brown papers

Creator:
Brown, Adele Smith, 1910-  Search this
Names:
Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Museum of Modern Art Gallery of Washington  Search this
Phillips Memorial Gallery  Search this
Phillips Studio House  Search this
United States. Dept. of the Treasury. Section of Fine Arts  Search this
Extent:
0.2 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1935-1982
Summary:
The scattered papers of arts administrator Adele Smith Brown date from 1935 to 1982 and measure 0.2 linear feet. Found are letters from artists and material relating to Brown's work at the Museum of Modern Art Gallery of Washington and the Treasury Department Section of Fine Arts.
Scope and Contents:
The scattered papers of arts administrator Adele Smith Brown date from 1935 to 1982 and measure 0.2 linear feet. Found are letters from artists and material relating to Brown's work at the Museum of Modern Art Gallery of Washington, and the Treasury Department Section of Fine Arts.
Biographical / Historical:
Adele S. Brown (1910-2001) was an arts administrator and instructor, active in Washington, D.C. She worked at the Phillips Studio House of the Phillips Memorial Gallery and the Museum of Modern Art Gallery, and was an exhibition assistant for the Section of Fine Arts.
Provenance:
The collection was donated in 1996 by Adele S. Brown.
Restrictions:
This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center.
Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Occupation:
Arts administrators -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Educators -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Topic:
Women arts administrators  Search this
Women educators  Search this
Citation:
Adele S. Brown papers, 1935-1982. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.browadel
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Adele S. Brown papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw907eb3db0-6d85-4704-a06e-463d99562821
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-browadel
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Marilyn Zeitlin research material, 1985-1991

Creator:
Zeitlin, Marilyn A., 1941-  Search this
Subject:
Camp, Jeffrey Thomas  Search this
Hall, Michael D.  Search this
Torres, Rigoberto  Search this
Ahearn, John  Search this
Alexander, Brooke  Search this
Alexander, Carolyn  Search this
Carpenter, Miles B. (Miles Burkholder)  Search this
Garcia, Raymond  Search this
Gregson, Chris  Search this
Type:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Citation:
Marilyn Zeitlin research material, 1985-1991. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Group work in art  Search this
Sculpture, Modern -- 20th century -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Latino and Latin American artists  Search this
Women museum curators  Search this
Women arts administrators  Search this
Woodwork  Search this
Theme:
Latino and Latin American  Search this
Art Theory and Historiography  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)5568
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)214582
AAA_collcode_zeitmari
Theme:
Latino and Latin American
Art Theory and Historiography
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_214582

Marilyn Zeitlin research material

Creator:
Zeitlin, Marilyn  Search this
Names:
Ahearn, John, 1951-  Search this
Alexander, Brooke  Search this
Alexander, Carolyn  Search this
Camp, Jeffrey Thomas, 1944-  Search this
Carpenter, Miles B. (Miles Burkholder), 1889-  Search this
Garcia, Raymond  Search this
Hall, Michael D., 1941-  Search this
Torres, Rigoberto  Search this
Interviewer:
Gregson, Chris  Search this
Extent:
0.2 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Interviews
Sound recordings
Date:
1985-1991
Summary:
The Marylin Zeitlin research material on artists dates from 1985 to 1991 and measures 0.2 linear feet. The material consists of interviews conducted by Marilyn Zeitlin of John Ahearn, his assistant Rigoberto Torres, his model Raymond Garcia, and his dealers Brooke and Carolyn Alexander; an interview of Miles Carpenter conducted by Chris Gregson; related printed material.
Scope and Contents:
The research material of Marylin Zeitlin date from 1985 to 1991 and measure 0.2 linear feet. The material consists of interviews conducted by Marilyn Zeitlin of John Ahearn, his assistant Rigoberto Torres, his model Raymond Garcia, and his dealers Brooke and Carolyn Alexander; an interview of Miles Carpenter conducted by Chris Gregson; related printed material.

Sound recordings related to Ahearn reflect research done by Zeitlin in preparation for a catalog essay on Ahearn and Torres for an exhibition of their work at the Contemporary Arts Museum in Houston entitled "South Bronx Hall of Fame". Interviews focus on Ahearn and his interaction with the residents of the South Bronx, who are his models and principal audience. A catalog of the exhibition is included.

Carpenter discusses his early carvings, his dealer Jeffrey T. Camp and selling his carvings locally; the development of his work and his use of tree limbs, roots, fur, enamel paint and other materials; life size constructions and subjects such as monkeys, kangaroos, devils, and snakes; and his exhibitions and performances. Also included is a brochure from his exhibition, "The Wood Carver from Waverly" at the Anderson Gallery at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia which includes an essay by Zeitlin.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into one series.

Series 1: Marylin Zeitlin Research Materials, 1985-1991 (0.2 linear feet; Box 1)
Biographical / Historical:
Marilyn Zeitlin is an arts administrator, curator, gallery director. Zeitlin has been the director of the Washington Project for the Arts, director of the Anderson Gallery in Richmond, Virginia, and curator of the Contemporary Arts Museum in Houston, Texas.
Provenance:
Donated 1991 by Marilyn Zeitlin.
Restrictions:
This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Researchers interested in accessing audiovisual recordings in this collection must use access copies. Contact References Services for more information.
Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Occupation:
Art museum curators  Search this
Arts administrators  Search this
Topic:
Group work in art  Search this
Sculpture, Modern -- 20th century -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Latino and Latin American artists  Search this
Women museum curators  Search this
Women arts administrators  Search this
Woodwork  Search this
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Citation:
Marylin Zeitlin research materials, 1985-1991. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
AAA.zeitmari
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Marilyn Zeitlin research material
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9a9373776-a5db-4870-8c16-15b874d59f99
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-zeitmari

Oral history interview with Mildred Baker, 1965 July 22

Interviewee:
Baker, Mildred, 1905-1998  Search this
Interviewer:
Agee, William C.  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Mildred Baker, 1965 July 22. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Women arts administrators  Search this
Theme:
Women  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13210
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212528
AAA_collcode_baker65
Theme:
Women
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_212528
Online Media:

Oral History interview with Sheila Cogan, 1972 July

Interviewee:
Cogan, Sheila, 1942-  Search this
Interviewer:
Schwartz, Barry N.  Search this
Subject:
National Center for Experiments in Television  Search this
Richmond Art Center (Calif.)  Search this
Street Artists Guild  Search this
Type:
Interviews
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral History interview with Sheila Cogan, 1972 July. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Art -- California -- San Francisco  Search this
Video art  Search this
Women arts administrators  Search this
Women educators  Search this
Theme:
Women  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13190
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212590
AAA_collcode_cogan72
Theme:
Women
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_212590

Oral history interview with E. Boyd, 1964 October 8

Interviewee:
Boyd, E., 1903-1974  Search this
Interviewer:
Loomis, Sylvia Glidden  Search this
Subject:
Federal Art Project (N.M.)  Search this
Index of American Design  Search this
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with E. Boyd, 1964 October 8. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Latino and Latin American artists  Search this
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Folk art  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Women painters  Search this
Women arts administrators  Search this
Women authors  Search this
Theme:
Latino and Latin American  Search this
Women  Search this
New Deal  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12597
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213364
AAA_collcode_boyd64
Theme:
Latino and Latin American
Women
New Deal
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_213364
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Charlotte Russell Partridge, circa 1965

Interviewee:
Partridge, Charlotte Russell, 1882-1975  Search this
Interviewer:
Phillips, Harlan B. (Harlan Buddington),, 1920-  Search this
Subject:
Federal Art Project (Wis.)  Search this
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Charlotte Russell Partridge, circa 1965. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Women educators  Search this
Women arts administrators  Search this
Theme:
New Deal  Search this
Women  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13289
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213719
AAA_collcode_partri65
Theme:
New Deal
Women
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_213719
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Adele S. Brown and William H. Calfee, 1995 January 11

Interviewee:
Brown, Adele Smith, 1910-2001  Search this
Interviewer:
Kirwin, Liza, 1957-  Search this
Subject:
Calfee, William H. (William Howard), 1909-1995  Search this
Knaths, Karl  Search this
Phillips, Duncan  Search this
Watkins, Law Bradley  Search this
Acheson, Alice  Search this
Cross, Bernice  Search this
Groves, George  Search this
Phillips, Marjorie  Search this
West, Hal  Search this
Marin, John  Search this
Gates, Robert Franklin  Search this
Breeskin, Adelyn Dohme  Search this
Crosby, Caresse  Search this
Tworkov, Jack  Search this
Taylor, Prentiss  Search this
Noland, Kenneth  Search this
Phillips Studio House  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Adele S. Brown and William H. Calfee, 1995 January 11. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Women arts administrators  Search this
Women educators  Search this
Art, Modern  Search this
Theme:
Women  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13083
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)216198
AAA_collcode_brown95
Theme:
Women
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_216198
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Caroline Goldsmith, 2004 June 10-21

Interviewee:
Goldsmith, Caroline Lerner, 1925-2004  Search this
Interviewer:
Munro, Eleanor, 1928-  Search this
Subject:
ArtTable, Inc.  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Caroline Goldsmith, 2004 June 10-21. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Arts administrators -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12528
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)248951
AAA_collcode_goldsm04
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_248951
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Janet W. Solinger, 2005 October 7

Interviewee:
Solinger, Janet W.  Search this
Interviewer:
Pachter, Marc  Search this
Subject:
Corcoran Gallery of Art  Search this
Jewish Museum (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Janet W. Solinger, 2005 October 7. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Arts administrators -- Washington (D.C.) -- Interviews  Search this
Women arts administrators  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12579
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)255843
AAA_collcode_soling05
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_255843
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Alanna Heiss, 2010 June 15-October 28

Interviewee:
Heiss, Alanna, 1943-  Search this
Interviewer:
McElhinney, James, 1952-  Search this
Subject:
Callahan, Harry M.  Search this
Finkelpearl, Tom  Search this
Gill, Brendan  Search this
Highstein, Jene  Search this
Matta-Clark, Gordon  Search this
Nonas, Richard  Search this
Clocktower Gallery  Search this
Institute for Art and Urban Resources  Search this
Lawrence University  Search this
Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
New Museum (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center  Search this
University of Chicago  Search this
Elizabeth Murray Oral History of Women in the Visual Arts Project  Search this
Biennale di Venezia  Search this
Type:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Alanna Heiss, 2010 June 15-October 28. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Women arts administrators  Search this
Theme:
Women  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)15902
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)296450
AAA_collcode_heiss10
Theme:
Women
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_296450
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Susanne Ghez, 2011 Jan. 25-26

Interviewee:
Ghez, Susanne, 1937-  Search this
Interviewer:
Richards, Judith Olch, 1947-  Search this
Subject:
Enwezor, Okwui  Search this
Flood, Richard G.  Search this
Paschke, Ed  Search this
Reid, Katharine Lee  Search this
Rorimer, Anne  Search this
Spector, Buzz  Search this
David and Alfred Smart Museum of Art  Search this
University of Chicago. Renaissance Society  Search this
Elizabeth Murray Oral History of Women in the Visual Arts Project  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Susanne Ghez, 2011 Jan. 25-26. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Art -- Collectors and collecting  Search this
Women arts administrators  Search this
Theme:
Women  Search this
Chicago's Art-Related Archival Materials: A Terra Foundation Resource  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)15916
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)297010
AAA_collcode_ghez11
Theme:
Women
Chicago's Art-Related Archival Materials: A Terra Foundation Resource
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_297010

Oral history interview with Mildred Baker

Interviewee:
Baker, Mildred, 1905-  Search this
Interviewer:
Agee, William C.  Search this
Extent:
22 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1965 July 22
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Mildred Baker conducted 1965 July 22, by William Agee, for the Archives of American Art.
Biographical / Historical:
Mildred Baker (1905-1998) was an assistant to the director, Holger Cahill, on the Federal Art Project. Prior to that appointment, she worked for College Art Association and a gallery on 57th Street. Baker's early role in FAP was to scout directors for regional programs in Ohio, Missouri, Nebraska and Iowa. She later was involved in exhibitions and Community Art Centers.
General:
Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 1 digital wav file. Duration is 55 min.
Provenance:
This interview is part of the Archives' 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.
Occupation:
Arts administrators -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Women arts administrators  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.baker65
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw909c1d81b-9ea1-4c35-8e4d-2118a6800b84
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-baker65
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Charlotte Russell Partridge

Interviewee:
Partridge, Charlotte Russell  Search this
Interviewer:
Phillips, Harlan B. (Harlan Buddington), 1920-  Search this
Creator:
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Names:
Federal Art Project (Wis.)  Search this
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Extent:
59 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
circa 1965
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Charlotte Russell Partridge conducted circa 1965, by Harlan Phillips, for the Archives of American Art New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project. Partridge talks about teaching at Downer College; forming the Layton School of Art in Wisconsin during the 1920's; her work as director of the Federal Arts Project in Wisconsin; trips to Mexico; and about various individuals involved in WPA art programs, such as Holger Cahill, Edward Bruce and Tom Parker.
Biographical / Historical:
Charlotte Russell Partridge (1882-1975) was a painter and educator, in Milwaukee, Wis. Cofounded the Layton School of Art in 1920.
General:
Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 2 digital wav files. Duration is 2 hrs., 40 min.
Provenance:
This interview conducted as part of the Archives of American Art's New Deal and the Arts project, which includes over 400 interviews of artists, administrators, historians, and others involved with the federal government's art programs and the activities of the Farm Security Administration in the 1930s and early 1940s.
Restrictions:
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
Occupation:
Painters -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee  Search this
Arts administrators -- Wisconsin  Search this
Educators -- Wisconsin  Search this
Topic:
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Women educators  Search this
Women arts administrators  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.partri65
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9dbc14fc0-c8b5-46d9-9b52-72d794f93422
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-partri65
Online Media:

Oral History interview with Sheila Cogan

Creator:
Cogan, Sheila  Search this
Interviewer:
Schwartz, Barry N.  Search this
Names:
National Center for Experiments in Television  Search this
Richmond Art Center (Calif.)  Search this
Street Artists Guild  Search this
Extent:
11 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Interviews
Date:
1972 July
Scope and Contents:
Interview of Sheila Cogan conducted 1972 July, by Barry Schwartz, for the Archives of American Art.
Cogan discusses the arts scene in San Francisco, especially the rise of the Street Artists Guild; her work with the Richmond Arts Center; and the beginnings of video art at the National Center for Experimental Television in San Francisco.
Biographical / Historical:
Sheila Cogan (1942- ) was an educator and art administrator, in San Francisco, California.
Provenance:
This interview is part of the Archives' 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.
Occupation:
Arts administrators -- California -- San Francisco  Search this
Educators -- California -- San Francisco  Search this
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Art -- California -- San Francisco  Search this
Video art  Search this
Women arts administrators  Search this
Women educators  Search this
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.cogan72
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9a5af093f-4e51-4deb-8471-be54d57d9829
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-cogan72
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Adele S. Brown and William H. Calfee

Interviewee:
Brown, Adele Smith, 1910-  Search this
Calfee, William H. (William Howard), 1909-1995  Search this
Interviewer:
Kirwin, Liza  Search this
Names:
Phillips Studio House  Search this
Acheson, Alice  Search this
Breeskin, Adelyn Dohme, 1896-1986  Search this
Crosby, Caresse, 1892-  Search this
Cross, Bernice  Search this
Gates, Robert Franklin, 1906-1982  Search this
Groves, George  Search this
Knaths, Karl, 1891-1971  Search this
Marin, John, 1870-1953  Search this
Noland, Kenneth, 1924-2010  Search this
Phillips, Duncan, 1886-1966  Search this
Phillips, Marjorie, 1895-1985  Search this
Taylor, Prentiss, 1907-1991  Search this
Tworkov, Jack  Search this
Watkins, Law Bradley  Search this
West, Hal, 1902-1968  Search this
Extent:
33 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1995 January 11
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Adele S. Brown and William H. Calfee conducted 1995 January 11, by Liza Kirwin, at Calfee's home in Chevy Chase, Maryland, for the Archives of American Art.
Brown and Calfee speak of their roles in Phillips Studio House. They recall Law Watkins, Karl Knaths, Duncan Phillips, Bernice Cross, Bob Gates, Marjorie Phillips, Alice Acheson, John Marin, George Groves, Harold West, Adelyn Breeskin, Kenneth Noland, Jack Tworkov, Caresse Crosby, Prentiss Taylor, and many others.
Biographical / Historical:
Brown, an art administrator in Washington, D.C., managed the sales gallery of the Phillips Studio House from 1933-1937. Calfee, a painter and sculptor, taught at the art school affiliated with Studio House from 1933 until it closed in 1945. Phillips Studio House, founded by C. Law Watkins, Associate Director of the Phillips Memorial Gallery, was both an art school and commercial gallery. It opened in November 1933, and closed in 1945 upon Watkins' death. In 1946 Calfee and a group of artists affiliated with the school were asked to form the first art department faculty at American University for which he served as its department head until 1954.
General:
Originally recorded on 1 sound cassette. Reformatted in 2010 as 2 digital wav files. Duration is 1 hr., 33 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:
Arts administrators -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Educators -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Painters -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Sculptors -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Topic:
Women arts administrators  Search this
Women educators  Search this
Art, Modern  Search this
Function:
Art Schools -- Washington (D.C.)
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.brown95
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw932ff602c-f015-4be0-9458-41e8324b7eec
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-brown95
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Oral history interview with Susanne Ghez

Interviewee:
Ghez, Susanne  Search this
Interviewer:
Richards, Judith Olch  Search this
Creator:
Elizabeth Murray Oral History of Women in the Visual Arts Project  Search this
Names:
David and Alfred Smart Museum of Art  Search this
Elizabeth Murray Oral History of Women in the Visual Arts Project  Search this
University of Chicago. Renaissance Society  Search this
Enwezor, Okwui  Search this
Flood, Richard G., 1949-  Search this
Paschke, Ed  Search this
Reid, Katharine Lee  Search this
Rorimer, Anne  Search this
Spector, Buzz  Search this
Extent:
4 Items (Sound recording, master: 4 memory cards (4 hr., 53 min.), secure digital, 1.25 in.)
84 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
2011 Jan. 25-26
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Susanne Ghez conducted 2011 Jan. 25 and 26, by Judith Olch Richards, for the Archives of American Art's Elizabeth Murray Oral History of Women in the Visual Arts project, at the Renaissance Society, in Chicago, Ill.
Ghez discusses her work for the Renaissance Society in Chicago; the Renaissance Society's involvement with European artists; taking risks; the importance of "programming first"; attention to Chicago area artists; a mix of local, national, and international programming; complementary programming with the Smart Museum of Art; audiences; the relationship between the Renaissance Center and the University of Chicago; installation issues; improved outreach to students; working on "Documenta 11," including the experience of co-curating with Okwui Enwezor and travelling to visit artists; exhibitions coming out of the "Documenta experience"; changes in curatorial practices; recommendations for aspiring curators; her retirement and succession plans; projects as an independent curator; art collectors in Chicago; serving on advisory committees; organizing thematic exhibitions; the importance of "belief" and "trust," and other topics. She recalls Anne Rorimer, Richard Flood, Buzz Spector, Katharine Lee Reid, James Coleman, Benjamin Buchloh, Ed Paschke, and others.
Biographical / Historical:
Susanne Ghez (1937- ) is a museum director at the Renaissance Society in Chicago, Ill. Judith Olch Richards (1947- ) is former executive director of iCI 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 administrators.
Occupation:
Arts administrators -- Illinois -- Chicago  Search this
Curators -- Illinois -- Chicago  Search this
Museum directors -- Illinois -- Chicago  Search this
Topic:
Art -- Collectors and collecting  Search this
Women arts administrators  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.ghez11
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9db13ce94-7eaf-4abd-b264-bfdc3edf34fb
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-ghez11
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Oral history interview with E. Boyd

Interviewee:
Boyd, E., 1903-1974  Search this
Interviewer:
Loomis, Sylvia Glidden  Search this
Creator:
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Names:
Federal Art Project (N.M.)  Search this
Index of American Design  Search this
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Extent:
24 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1964 October 8
Scope and Contents:
An interview with Dr. E. Boyd conducted 1964 October 8, by Sylvia Loomis, for the Archives of American Art.
Boyd discusses her early art training in Philadelphia and Paris; involvement with the Index of American Design; work on the Federal Art Project; New Mexico folk artists; folk art exhibitions in Philadelphia; and the inception of Spanish Colonial department of New Mexico State Museum.
Biographical / Historical:
Dr. E. Boyd (1903-1974) was an art administrator, painter, and writer from Santa Fe, New Mexico.
General:
Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 1 digital wav file. Duration is 55 min.
Provenance:
Conducted as part of the Archives of American Art's New Deal and the Arts project, which includes over 400 interviews of artists, administrators, historians, and others involved with the federal government's art programs and the activities of the Farm Security Administration in the 1930s and early 1940s.
Restrictions:
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
Occupation:
Arts administrators -- New Mexico -- Santa Fe  Search this
Painters -- New Mexico -- Santa Fe  Search this
Authors -- New Mexico -- Santa Fe  Search this
Topic:
Latino and Latin American artists  Search this
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Folk art  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Women painters  Search this
Women arts administrators  Search this
Women authors  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.boyd64
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9b8c59f6d-dddd-4f29-b00a-9e0054ec00a7
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-boyd64
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Oral history interview with Janet W. Solinger

Interviewee:
Solinger, Janet W.  Search this
Interviewer:
Pachter, Marc  Search this
Names:
Corcoran Gallery of Art  Search this
Jewish Museum (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Extent:
38 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
2005 October 7
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Janet W. Solinger conducted 2005 October 7, by Marc Pachter, for the Archives of American Art, in Solinger's home, in Washington, D.C.
Solinger speaks of living in New York in the 1960s, what she calls the "Golden Ages"; going to an exhibition of Mark Rothko's work with her sister; working as an administrator with the Jewish Museum in New York; the climate for women in the museum profession in the 1960s and 70s; becoming the director of publications at New York University; moving to Washington, D.C., to become director of the Smithsonian Resident Associates program; various public programs she created for the Smithsonian during her career; and becoming the vice president for public programs at the Corcoran Gallery of Art. She recalls Nelson Glick, Louis Finkelstein, Ben Heller, Robert Rauschenberg, Jasper Johns, Joan Rosebaum, Sam Hunter, Dillon Ripley, Lisa Taylor, David Levy, and others.
Biographical / Historical:
Janet Solinger is an arts administrator from Washington, D.C. Marc Pachter is the director of the National Portrait gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.
General:
Originally recorded 2 sound discs. Reformatted in 2010 as 3 digital wav files. Duration is 1 hr., 44 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.
Topic:
Arts administrators -- Washington (D.C.) -- Interviews  Search this
Women arts administrators  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.soling05
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw97bb9612a-c692-4577-939a-aa3f00cd598e
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-soling05
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