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Oral history interview with S.I. Newhouse, Jr. and Victoria Newhouse

Interviewee:
Newhouse, Samuel Irving, Jr., 1927-2017  Search this
Newhouse, Victoria  Search this
Interviewer:
Berman, Avis  Search this
Names:
Art Collectors: A Project in Partnership with the Center for the History of Collecting in America at The Frick Collection  Search this
Extent:
2 Items (sound files (1 hr., 55 min.) Audio, digital, wav)
30 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Interviews
Sound recordings
Date:
2012 January 4-18
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Si Newhouse, Jr. and Victoria Newhouse conducted 2012 January 4 and 18, by Avis Berman, for the Archives of American Art and the Center for the History of Collecting in America at the Frick Art Reference Library of The Frick Collection, New York, New York.
Biographical / Historical:
Si Newhouse (1927-2017) was the chairman and CEO of Advance Publications and was an art collector. Victoria Newhouse is an architectural historian, author, and art collector. Avis Berman is an art historian and writer.
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:
This interview is access restricted; written permission is required. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Occupation:
Architectural historians -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Topic:
Art -- Collectors and collecting -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Publishers -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Women art collectors  Search this
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Identifier:
AAA.newhou12
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw904483350-63aa-4f31-8cd0-83761871b2b1
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-newhou12

Oral history interview with Helen Zell

Interviewee:
Zell, Helen, 1942-  Search this
Interviewer:
Berman, Avis  Search this
Names:
Art Collectors: A Project in Partnership with the Center for the History of Collecting in America at The Frick Collection  Search this
Extent:
110 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Interviews
Sound recordings
Date:
2016 December 5-6
Scope and Contents:
An oral history interview with Helen Zell conducted 2016 December 5-6, by Avis Berman, for the Archives of American Art and the Center for the History of Collecting in America at the Frick Art Reference Library of The Frick Collection, at Zell's home, in Chicago, Illinois.
Zell discusses growing up as a Jewish Northerner in Baton Rouge, Louisiana; her parents and their extended family and the impact on her of visiting with her father's bohemian relatives in Brooklyn; her early interest in reading and English studies; her enthusiasm for collecting and organizing paper dolls and books as a young girl; the family's relocation to Rockville Centre, New York on Long Island; her visit as a teenager to Europe and the Rome Olympics with her grandparents; her college years at the University of Michigan, where she met her first husband, James Fadim; her work as an editor for the American Society for Microbiology; the couple's meeting and socializing with Sam and Janet Zell at the University of Michigan; their move to Chicago in 1967; her first purchases of art at the Old Town Art Fair in Chicago; her work as the general manager for the Chicago String Ensemble; her work on the Women's Board at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago; her divorce from her first husband and her return to school to study interior design at the Harrington Institute and her subsequent work as an interior designer; her deeper involvement with Chicago-based art collectors through her work at the MCA. Zell also describes her reintroduction to Sam Zell after many years apart at an art fair in Chicago in 1995; their burgeoning relationship and his desire to help her acquire and develop an art collection, initially concentrating on Surrealist work; their marriage and acquisition of a neighboring apartment in their condominium building which they renovated in order to create space for their growing collection; the expansion of their collection into photography; her enthusiasm for the work of Joseph Cornell, Louise Bourgeois and Lee Bontecou, among others; the assistance of the gallerist Alan Koppel in acquiring work for the collection; her feelings about loaning from the collection for exhibitions; the valuable assistance of curators and dealers in expanding her knowledge and expertise; and her and her husband's feelings about eventually creating a legacy for their collection. Zell also recalls Robert Natkin; Grace Hokin; Bud Holland; Helyn Goldenberg; Marilynn Alsdorf; Allen Turner; Stefan Edlis; Gael Neeson; Kevin Consey; Madeline Grynsztejn; Elizabeth Smith as well as Michael Heltzer; Meredith Palmer; John Vinci; David Tunkl; Lynne Warren; and Wilbur Ross, among others.
Biographical / Historical:
Helen Zell (1942- ) is a philanthropist and art collector in Chicago, Illinois. Avis Berman (1949- ) is an art historian and author in New York, New York.
General:
Originally recorded as 2 digital wav sound files. Duration is 4 hr., 53 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:
This interview is access restricted; written permission is required. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Topic:
Philanthropists -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Interviews  Search this
Women art collectors  Search this
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Identifier:
AAA.zellh16
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9d82fb9cd-749a-4486-839f-bf2e134d2928
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-zellh16

Oral history interview with A. Alfred Taubman

Interviewee:
Taubman, A. Alfred  Search this
Interviewer:
Berman, Avis  Search this
Names:
Art Collectors: A Project in Partnership with the Center for the History of Collecting in America at The Frick Collection  Search this
Acquavella, William R.  Search this
Hoffmann, Josef Franz Maria, 1870-1956  Search this
Lichtenstein, Roy, 1923-1997  Search this
Meier, Richard, 1934-  Search this
Pei, I. M., 1917-  Search this
Extent:
2 Items (Sound recording: 2 sound files (2 hr., 28 min.), digital, wav)
53 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
2013 June 6 - July 13
Scope and Contents:
An oral history interview with A. Alfred Taubman 2013 June 6-July 13, conducted by Avis Berman, for the Archives of American Art and the Center for the History of Collecting in America at the Frick Art Reference Library of The Frick Collection.
Taubman speaks of growing up in Pontiac; Michigan, his love of drawing; attending the University of Michigan; his early interest in architecture; collecting stamps; his father's involvement with farming; importance of learning drawing; his experiences with dyslexia; moving to Detroit and having kids; collecting artwork; meeting artists and dealers; his involvement with the Detroit Institute of Arts; financial troubles in Detroit; Detroit history; Josef Hoffmann furniture; his time in jail; Sotheby's financial trouble and selling works of art; his children and grandchildren; his houses; displaying artwork; his interest in sculpture; the competition of collecting; sculptures in shopping malls; his friendship with Roy and Dorothy Lichtenstein; collecting artwork and working with William R. Acquavella; his time owning Sotheby's and its impact on collecting; missing out on purchasing a blue period Picasso; collecting in depth and types of work he doesn't often collect; Russian artwork; Ms. Taubman's collecting interests; his time on the board of the Whitney Museum of American Art; working with I.M. Pei; commissioning Richard Meier to build a house; and changes that he brought to Sotheby's. Taubman also recalls Carlos Lopez, Reva Kolodney, Barbara Fleischman, Bill Poplack, Richard Bellamy, Leo Castelli, Green Gallery, Henry Geldzahler, Robert Rauschenberg, Mark di Suvero, James Rosenquist, OK Harris Gallery, Antoine Ponc├ęt, Domenico di Pace Beccafumi, Detroit Institute of Arts, Coleman Young, Richard Gerstl, Gustav Klimt, Egon Schiele, Michael Graves, Jean Arp, John Chamberlain, College for Creative Studies, Sam Sachs, Arman, Crutchfield, Paul von Ringelheim, Roy Lichtenstein, Seymour Evans, Richard Feigen, Illeana Sonnabend, Larry Gagosian, Pablo Picasso, Niarchos, Balthus, Edward Hopper, Marsha Miro, Tom Armstrong, I.M. Pei, Vincent Ponte, and Richard Meier.
Biographical / Historical:
Interviewee A. Alfred Taubman (1924-2015) was an art collector, entrepreneur, and philanthropist in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. Interviewer Avis Berman (1949- ) is an art historian and author in New York, New York.
Related Materials:
The Archives of American Art also holds the papers of A. Alfred Taubman.
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:
This transcript is open for research. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Sound recording: ACCESS RESTRICTED; written premission required.
Topic:
Art -- Collectors and collecting -- Michigan  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.taubma13
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9fe33ece0-8c7b-426f-9dbb-f10c4f1cad68
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-taubma13
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Oral history interview with Eli Broad

Interviewee:
Broad, Eli  Search this
Interviewer:
Berman, Avis  Search this
Names:
Art Collectors: A Project in Partnership with the Center for the History of Collecting in America at The Frick Collection  Search this
Extent:
2 Items (sound files (2 hrs., 34 min.) Audio, digital, wav)
53 Pages (Transcript)
Culture:
Art -- Collectors and collecting -- California -- Los Angeles  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
2012 Jan. 30-April 16
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Eli Broad conducted 2012 Jan. 30 and April 16, by Avis Berman, for the Archives of American Art and the Center for the History of Collecting in America at the Frick Art Reference Library of The Frick Collection, at the Frick Collection and at Broad's home in New York, N.Y.
Biographical / Historical:
Interviewee Eli Broad (1933-2021) was an entrepreneur, philanthropist, and the founder of the Broad Art Foundation in Los Angeles, Calif. Interviewer Avis Berman (1949- ) is an art historian and author 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.
Restrictions:
The transcript and recording are open for research. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.broad12
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw92881346d-6faa-494e-996d-1866f2b80807
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-broad12
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Helen Zell, 2016 December 5-6

Interviewee:
Zell, Helen, 1942-  Search this
Interviewer:
Berman, Avis, 1949-  Search this
Subject:
Art Collectors: A Project in Partnership with the Center for the History of Collecting in America at The Frick Collection  Search this
Type:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Helen Zell, 2016 December 5-6. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Philanthropists -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Interviews  Search this
Women art collectors  Search this
Theme:
Chicago's Art-Related Archival Materials: A Terra Foundation Resource  Search this
Women  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)17404
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)384312
AAA_collcode_zellh16
Theme:
Chicago's Art-Related Archival Materials: A Terra Foundation Resource
Women
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_384312

Oral history interview with Virginia Wright, 2017 March 22- 23

Interviewee:
Wright, Virginia, 1929-2020  Search this
Interviewer:
Riedel, Mija, 1958-  Search this
Subject:
Art Collectors: A Project in Partnership with the Center for the History of Collecting in America at The Frick Collection  Search this
Type:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Virginia Wright, 2017 March 22- 23. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Art -- Collectors and collecting -- Washington (State) -- Seattle -- Interviews  Search this
Philanthropists -- Washington (State) -- Seattle -- Interviews  Search this
Women art collectors  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)17481
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)388917
AAA_collcode_wright17
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_388917
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Hester Diamond, 2017 October 4-5

Interviewee:
Diamond, Hester, 1928-2020  Search this
Interviewer:
Richards, Judith Olch, 1947-  Search this
Subject:
Art Collectors: A Project in Partnership with the Center for the History of Collecting in America at The Frick Collection  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Hester Diamond, 2017 October 4-5. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Art -- Collectors and collecting -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Women art collectors  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)17515
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)390741
AAA_collcode_diamon17
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_390741
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Peter and Paula Lunder, 2017 October 19-20

Interviewee:
Lunder, Peter  Search this
Interviewer:
McElhinney, James, 1952-  Search this
Subject:
Lunder, Paula Crane  Search this
Stern, Max  Search this
Broun, Elizabeth  Search this
Abbott, Jere  Search this
Gourley, Hugh J.  Search this
Colville, Thomas L.  Search this
Twombly, Cy  Search this
Walton, Alice  Search this
Corwin, Sharon  Search this
Cantor, Jay E.  Search this
Bixler, Julius Seelye  Search this
Greenbaum, Michael D.  Search this
Gurney, George  Search this
Smithsonian American Art Museum  Search this
Norton Gallery and School of Art  Search this
Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute  Search this
Colby College. Museum of Art  Search this
Boston Red Sox (Baseball team)  Search this
Art Collectors: A Project in Partnership with the Center for the History of Collecting in America at The Frick Collection  Search this
Type:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Peter and Paula Lunder, 2017 October 19-20. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Art -- Collectors and collecting -- Massachusetts -- Boston -- Interviews  Search this
Philanthropists -- Massachusetts -- Boston -- Interviews  Search this
Women art collectors  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)17520
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)391113
AAA_collcode_lunder17
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_391113

Oral history interview with Fleur Bresler, 2018 April 19

Interviewee:
Bresler, Fleur, 1926-  Search this
Interviewer:
Adamson, Glenn, 1972-  Search this
Subject:
Art Collectors: A Project in Partnership with the Center for the History of Collecting in America at The Frick Collection  Search this
Type:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Fleur Bresler, 2018 April 19. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Art patronage -- Maryland  Search this
Art -- Collectors and collecting -- Maryland -- Interviews  Search this
Handicraft  Search this
Women art collectors  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)17565
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)394194
AAA_collcode_bresle18
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_394194
Online Media:

Oral history interview with S.I. Newhouse, Jr. and Victoria Newhouse, 2012 January 4-18

Interviewee:
Newhouse, Samuel Irving, 1927-2017  Search this
Interviewer:
Berman, Avis, 1949-  Search this
Subject:
Newhouse, Victoria  Search this
Art Collectors: A Project in Partnership with the Center for the History of Collecting in America at The Frick Collection  Search this
Type:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with S.I. Newhouse, Jr. and Victoria Newhouse, 2012 January 4-18. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Art -- Collectors and collecting -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Publishers -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Women art collectors  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)17609
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)397087
AAA_collcode_newhou12
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_397087

Oral history interview with Mimi Haas, 2018 Oct. 26

Interviewee:
Haas, Mimi, 1946-  Search this
Interviewer:
Riedel, Mija, 1958-  Search this
Subject:
Art Collectors: A Project in Partnership with the Center for the History of Collecting in America at The Frick Collection  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Mimi Haas, 2018 Oct. 26. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Women art collectors  Search this
Art -- Collectors and collecting  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)17617
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)397359
AAA_collcode_haas18
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_397359
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Mimi Haas

Interviewee:
Haas, Mimi, 1946-  Search this
Interviewer:
Riedel, Mija, 1958-  Search this
Names:
Art Collectors: A Project in Partnership with the Center for the History of Collecting in America at The Frick Collection  Search this
Extent:
2 Items (sound files (1 hr., 43 min.) Audio, digital, wav)
33 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
2018 Oct. 26
Scope and Contents:
An oral history interview with Mimi Haas conducted 2018 October 26, by Mija Riedel, for the Archives of American Art and the Center for the History of Collecting in America at the Frick Art Reference Library of The Frick Collection, at Haas' home in San Francisco, California.
Haas describes growing up in the Washington, D.C. area; her early interests in both politics and art, as well as the beginnings of her focus on philanthropy; her involvement with the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, first as a docent and later as a board member and chair of various committees; her marriage to Peter Haas and the establishment of the Mimi and Peter Haas Fund; her work on the expansions of SFMOMA as well as the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Haas discusses the focus of the Mimi and Peter Haas Fund on providing support for early childhood education for children at risk; her sons Ari and Daniel Lurie; her work on the boards of SFMOMA and MoMA; the importance of having relationships with artists and the importance for modern art museums to collect contemporary work; the legacy plans for the Mimi and Peter Haas Fund. Haas also recalls Elise Haas; Gary Garrels; Robert Ryman; Brice Marden; Sigmar Polke; Neal Benezra, as well as Matilda Kunin; Phyllis Wattis; Becca Prowda; Richard Serra; John Caldwell; and Jack Lane, among others.
Biographical / Historical:
Interviewee Mimi Haas (1946- ) is a community volunteer and art collector in San Francisco, California. Interviewer Mija Riedel (1958- ) is an independent scholar in San Francisco, California.
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.
Occupation:
Philanthropists  Search this
Topic:
Women art collectors  Search this
Art -- Collectors and collecting  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.haas18
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9c66b41c9-dce4-45d0-999c-cf59c1732e1b
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-haas18
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Fleur Bresler

Interviewee:
Bresler, Fleur  Search this
Interviewer:
Adamson, Glenn  Search this
Names:
Art Collectors: A Project in Partnership with the Center for the History of Collecting in America at The Frick Collection  Search this
Extent:
4 Items (sound files (3 hr., 26 min.) Audio, digital, wav)
74 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Interviews
Sound recordings
Date:
2018 April 19
Scope and Contents:
An interview with Fleur Bresler conducted 2018 April 19, by Glenn Adamson, for the Archives of American Art and the Center for the History of Collecting in America at the Frick Art Reference Library of The Frick Collection, at the Bresler's home in Rockville, Maryland.
Ms. Bresler discusses being born and growing up in Washington, D.C. in the 1920s and 1930s and their family jewelry store R. Harris and Co.; aspects of being in a Jewish family in D.C. at the time of her childhood; her knitting of doll clothes and collecting of small objects as a child; her education in public schools in the D.C. area and work at the Beauvoir nursery school; her relationship with her husband Charles Bresler; the beginnings of her wooden duck decoy collection with its connections to Maryland; her and her husband's visits to the Easton Waterfowl Festival; her interest in quilts and quilt collecting. Ms. Bresler also describes first becoming interested in wood art after seeing "The Art of Turned Wood Bowls: The Edward Jacobson Collection" at the Renwick Gallery in 1986; the growing of her collection and her associations with fellow wood craft collectors; her affiliations with the Center for Art in Wood in Philadelphia and the Mint Museum in Charlotte, North Carolina; her philanthropic efforts and her and her family's plans for the legacy of her collections; and the commissioning and installation of a large table by Danny Laine. Ms. Bresler also recalls Jean McLaughlin; Senator Joseph McCarthy; Rude Osolnik; Stella Rubin; Martha Connell; Veena Singh; Albert LeCoff. As well as Irv Lipton; Charles Hummel; Nicholas Bell; Mia Hall; Judy Weisman; and David Sengel, among others.
Biographical / Historical:
Fleur Bresler (1926- ) is a collector of American craft and decorative arts in Rockville, Maryland. Glenn Adamson (1972- ) is a curator in Brooklyn, New York.
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:
This transcript is open for research. Access to the entire recording is restricted. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Topic:
Art patronage -- Maryland  Search this
Art -- Collectors and collecting -- Maryland -- Interviews  Search this
Handicraft  Search this
Women art collectors  Search this
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Identifier:
AAA.bresle18
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw976c50c2f-6e31-4b87-8333-fc4a60720e5f
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-bresle18
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Hester Diamond

Interviewee:
Diamond, Hester  Search this
Interviewer:
Richards, Judith Olch  Search this
Names:
Art Collectors: A Project in Partnership with the Center for the History of Collecting in America at The Frick Collection  Search this
Extent:
87 Pages (Transcript)
2 Items (sound files (3 hr., 14 min.) Audio, digital, wav)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
2017 October 4-5
Scope and Contents:
An interview with Hester Diamond conducted 2017 October 4-5, by Judith Olch Richards, for the Archives of American Art and the Center for the History of Collecting in America at the Frick Art Reference Library of The Frick Collection, at Diamond's home in New York, New York.
Ms. Diamond discusses the lives of her parents and grandparents in New Jersey as European immigrants; her life as a student during World War II attending Hunter College in Manhattan, and her exploration of the city's art museums, especially the Museum of Modern Art; her early interest in modern art and her friendship and subsequent marriage with Harold Diamond; her work as a social worker and Mr. Diamond's work as a school teacher, and their growing interest in the New York museum and gallery scene; their time working part-time for Martha Jackson at her gallery; their organization of a traveling exhibition in the United States for the British sculptor Barbara Hepworth; their first trip together to Europe in 1955 and their subsequent introduction to the business of art dealing; Mr. Diamond's illness and death and Ms. Diamond's transition out of the art dealing business. Ms. Diamond also describes her first work as an interior designer for J. Seward Johnson; her subsequent decision to leave the decorating business; her second husband Ralph Kaminsky and his daughter Rachel Kaminsky; the shift of her art collecting focus towards Renaissance paintings; her help founding the Medici Archive Project; her relationships with fellow collectors and curators; her new interest in Spanish sculpture; and her third husband, Dr. David Wilson. Ms. Diamond also recalls Ben Nicholson; Nan Roberts; E. L. Hodgkins; G. David Thompson; Joseph Hirshhorn; Alastair Stair; Eugene Thaw; Shepard and Birgitta Schreiber; as well as Dr. Jacques Koerfer; Thomas Ammann; Edward Goldberg; Robert Strassler; Maryan Ainsworth; Jon Landau; and Rose Fried, among others.
Biographical / Historical:
Hester Diamond (1928-2020) was an art collector in New York, New York. Judith Olch Richards (1947- ) is former executive director of iCI in New York, New York.
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:
This transcript is open for research. Access to the entire recording is restricted. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Topic:
Art -- Collectors and collecting -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Women art collectors  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.diamon17
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw97c1477f2-9901-433a-801b-f5b10141141d
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-diamon17
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Peter and Paula Lunder

Interviewee:
Lunder, Peter H.  Search this
Lunder, Paula Crane  Search this
Interviewer:
McElhinney, James Lancel, 1952-  Search this
Names:
Art Collectors: A Project in Partnership with the Center for the History of Collecting in America at The Frick Collection  Search this
Boston Red Sox (Baseball team)  Search this
Colby College. Museum of Art  Search this
Norton Gallery and School of Art  Search this
Smithsonian American Art Museum  Search this
Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute  Search this
Abbott, Jere  Search this
Bixler, Julius Seelye, 1894-1985  Search this
Broun, Elizabeth  Search this
Cantor, Jay E.  Search this
Colville, Thomas L.  Search this
Corwin, Sharon  Search this
Gourley, Hugh J.  Search this
Greenbaum, Michael D.  Search this
Gurney, George  Search this
Stern, Max, 1903-1980  Search this
Twombly, Cy, 1928-  Search this
Walton, Alice, 1949-  Search this
Extent:
5 Items (sound files (2 hr., 41 min.) Audio, digital, wav)
64 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Interviews
Sound recordings
Date:
2017 October 19-20
Scope and Contents:
An oral history interview with Peter and Paula Lunder conducted 2017 October 19-20, by James McElhinney, for the Archives of American Art and the Center for the History of Collecting in America at the Frick Art Reference Library of The Frick Collection, at Colby College in Waterville, Maine.
Mr. and Ms. Lunder discuss their time living in Waterville and Dexter, Maine and Mr. Lunder's work as a partner at the Dexter Shoe Company; their exposures to art and culture while growing up in Boston and Chicago; their initial interests in art collecting and the shift of their focus from European art to American art; their associations with Hugh Gourley and other directors and curators at the Colby College Museum of Art; the relationships they made with fellow art collectors, museum curators, art dealers and gallery owners while growing their collection and when working on finding a home for their collection; their relationship with the former director of the Smithsonian American Art Museum Betsy Broun; Mr. Lunder's initial interest in Southwestern art and the development of their collection to include a wide range of American art; and Mr. Lunder's partial ownership of the Boston Red Sox beginning in 1977. Mr. and Ms. Lunder also describe living part-time in Florida and their patronage of the Norton Museum of Art in West Palm Beach; their desire to endow their collection to a Northeast regional museum in Maine; their belief in the importance of art conservation and their focus on having the collection be used for teaching; Ms. Lunder's work as a volunteer docent at the Colby Art Museum; and their work with the Clark Art Institute to support a place for art conservation in the region. Mr. and Ms. Lunder also recall Max Stern; Jere Abbott; Bro Adams; Thomas Colville; Margaret MacDonald; Sharon Corwin; Ann and Gil Maurer; Alice Walton as well as Jay Cantor; Seelye Bixler; Michael Greenbaum; George Gurney; Cy Twombly; Stephen Hannock; Doug Baxter; Christa Gaehde; and Michael Conforti, among others.
Biographical / Historical:
Peter Lunder (1933-) and Paula Lunder (1934- ) are art collectors and philanthropists in Boston, Massachusetts. James McElhinney (1952- ) is a painter and educator of New York, New York.
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:
This transcript is open for research. Access to the entire recording is restricted. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Topic:
Art -- Collectors and collecting -- Massachusetts -- Boston -- Interviews  Search this
Philanthropists -- Massachusetts -- Boston -- Interviews  Search this
Women art collectors  Search this
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Identifier:
AAA.lunder17
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9b99a4024-ecd7-4cff-a300-7ac51b4e7245
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-lunder17
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Oral history interview with Virginia Wright

Interviewee:
Wright, Virginia, 1929-2020  Search this
Interviewer:
Riedel, Mija, 1958-  Search this
Names:
Art Collectors: A Project in Partnership with the Center for the History of Collecting in America at The Frick Collection  Search this
Extent:
88 Pages (Transcript)
4 Items (sound files (3 hrs., 13 min.), digital, wav)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Interviews
Sound recordings
Date:
2017 March 22- 23
Scope and Contents:
An oral history interview with Virginia Wright conducted 2017 March 22-23, by Mija Riedel, for the Archives of American Art and the Center for the History of Collecting in America at the Frick Art Reference Library of The Frick Collection, at Wright's home in Seattle, Washington.
Biographical / Historical:
Virginia Wright (1929-2020) was an art collector and philanthropist in Seattle, Washington. Mija Riedel (1958- ) is an independent scholar in San Francisco, California.
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:
Art -- Collectors and collecting -- Washington (State) -- Seattle -- Interviews  Search this
Philanthropists -- Washington (State) -- Seattle -- Interviews  Search this
Women art collectors  Search this
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Identifier:
AAA.wright17
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw94984af58-7179-4581-b53c-4d3f6ec417ba
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-wright17
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Steve Martin, 2013 February 4-5

Interviewee:
Martin, Steve, 1945-  Search this
Interviewer:
McElhinney, James, 1952-  Search this
Subject:
Art Collectors: A Project in Partnership with the Center for the History of Collecting in America at The Frick Collection  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Steve Martin, 2013 February 4-5. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Art -- Collectors and collecting -- California -- Beverly Hills -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)16132
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)363700
AAA_collcode_martin13
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_363700

Oral history interview with Robert E. Meyerhoff, 2014 December 11-12

Interviewee:
Meyerhoff, Robert E., 1924-  Search this
Interviewer:
McElhinney, James, 1952-  Search this
Subject:
Art Collectors: A Project in Partnership with the Center for the History of Collecting in America at The Frick Collection  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Robert E. Meyerhoff, 2014 December 11-12. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
African American art  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)16212
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)368427
AAA_collcode_meyerh14
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_368427
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Oral history interview with Tony Ganz, 2014 December 6

Interviewee:
Ganz, Tony, 1947-  Search this
Interviewer:
Drohojowska-Philp, Hunter  Search this
Subject:
Bonin, Ted  Search this
Bontecou, Lee  Search this
d'Offay, Anthony  Search this
Deitsch, Jeffrey  Search this
Fries, Charles W.  Search this
Ganz, Paul  Search this
Ganz, Sally  Search this
Ganz, Sol  Search this
Ganz, Victor  Search this
Hesse, Eva  Search this
Lowry, Glenn D.  Search this
Marks, Matthew  Search this
Matta-Clark, Gordon  Search this
Mutrux, Gail  Search this
Oldenburg, Claes  Search this
Picasso, Pablo  Search this
Smithson, Robert  Search this
Stella, Frank  Search this
Thek, Paul  Search this
Weinberg, Adam D.  Search this
Whiteread, Amber  Search this
Zwirner, David  Search this
D. Lisner Jewelry  Search this
Harvard University  Search this
Art Collectors: A Project in Partnership with the Center for the History of Collecting in America at The Frick Collection  Search this
Type:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Tony Ganz, 2014 December 6. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Motion picture producers and directors  Search this
Art -- Collectors and collecting  Search this
Photography  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)16213
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)368428
AAA_collcode_ganz14
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_368428
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Oral history interview with Barney A. Ebsworth, 2017 April 12-13

Interviewee:
Ebsworth, Barney A., 1934-2018  Search this
Interviewer:
Riedel, Mija, 1958-  Search this
Subject:
Art Collectors: A Project in Partnership with the Center for the History of Collecting in America at The Frick Collection  Search this
Type:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Barney A. Ebsworth, 2017 April 12-13. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Art -- Collectors and collecting -- Washington (State) -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)17482
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)388918
AAA_collcode_ebswor17
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_388918
Online Media:

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