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Oral history interview with Elayne H. Varian, 1975 May 2

Interviewee:
Varian, Elayne H. (Elayne Hanley), 1913-1987  Search this
Interviewer:
Cummings, Paul, 1933-1997  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Elayne H. Varian, 1975 May 2. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Art -- Study and teaching -- Florida -- Orlando  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)11652
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213186
AAA_collcode_varian75
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_213186
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Oral history interview with Elayne H. Varian

Creator:
Varian, Elayne H.  Search this
Interviewer:
Cummings, Paul  Search this
Extent:
2 Items (sound file (2 hr., 5 min), digital, wav file)
53 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1975 May 2
Scope and Contents:
Interview of Elayne Varian, conducted by Paul Cummings for the Archives of American Art, at the Finch College Museum of Art, New York, NY, on May 2, 1975 and May 9, 1975.
Varian speaks of her education at the University of Chicago and the Chicago Bauhaus/IIT Institute of Design; working at Duveen's as an art dealer; teaching courses at Finch on museology; ways she found funding for the Finch College Museum of Art; and the exhibitions she organized at Finch, including Art and Process, Destruction Art, Art and Jewelry, Italian Visual Poetry, Art Nouveau, Documention, and Troubles in Ireland . Varian also recalls Edward Fowles; Brian O'Doherty; Robert Indiana; Robert Smithson; George Kuchar; Sol LeWitt; Ralph Ortiz; Walter Gutman; Les Levine, and others.
Biographical / Historical:
Elayne H. Varian (1913-1987) was an art administrator and art historian from Orlando, Florida.
General:
Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 2 digital wav files. Duration is 2 hr., 5 min.
Provenance:
These interviews are part of the Archives of American Art Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics and others.
Occupation:
Art historians -- Florida -- Orlando -- Interviews  Search this
Arts administrators -- Florida -- Orlando  Search this
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Art -- Study and teaching -- Florida -- Orlando  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.varian75
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw98e6e68d6-a78c-498d-acad-6bbbabe1a41f
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-varian75
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