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Oral history interview with Lita Albuquerque, 1990 July 9-19

Interviewee:
Albuquerque, Lita, 1946-  Search this
Interviewer:
Clearwater, Bonnie, 1957-  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Lita Albuquerque, 1990 July 9-19. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Art -- Study and teaching  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Women painters  Search this
Women sculptors  Search this
Theme:
Women  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)11932
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)215596
AAA_collcode_albuqu90
Theme:
Women
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_215596

Outreach

Collection Creator:
Woman's Building (Los Angeles, Calif.)  Search this
Container:
Box 12, Folder 15
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1975-1978
Collection Citation:
Woman's Building records, 1970-1992. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Woman's Building records
Woman's Building records / Series 2: Education Programs / 2.2: Feminist Studio Workshop
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9b945bc60-acec-44c6-af3f-5be3372d4740
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-womabuil-ref557
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Oral history interview with Lita Albuquerque

Interviewee:
Albuquerque, Lita  Search this
Interviewer:
Simms, Matthew Thomas  Search this
Names:
Pandemic Oral History Project  Search this
Extent:
1 Item ((29 min.), digital, mp4)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Interviews
Video recordings
Date:
2020 August 12
Scope and Contents:
An interview with Lita Albuquerque conducted 2020 August 12, by Matthew Simms, for the Archives of American Art's Pandemic Oral History Project at Albuquerque's studio in Santa Monica, California.
Biographical / Historical:
Lita Albuquerque (1946- ) is an installation and environmental artist in southern California.
Related Materials:
The Archives of American Art also holds an oral history interview with Lita Albuquerque conducted 1990 July 9-19, by Bonnie Clearwater.
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 open for research.
Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its Oral History Program interviews available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. Quotation, reproduction and publication of the audio is governed by restrictions. If an interview has been transcribed, researchers must quote from the transcript. If an interview has not been transcribed, researchers must quote from the audio recording. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Occupation:
Installation artists -- California -- Los Angeles  Search this
Environmental artists -- California -- Los Angeles  Search this
Painters -- California -- Los Angeles  Search this
Sculptors -- California -- Los Angeles  Search this
Topic:
Pandemics  Search this
COVID-19 (Disease)  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Women painters  Search this
Women sculptors  Search this
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Video recordings
Identifier:
AAA.albuqu20
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9371bca1d-3284-40ab-92ac-6e71363c91d6
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-albuqu20
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Oral history interview with Lita Albuquerque

Interviewee:
Albuquerque, Lita  Search this
Interviewer:
Clearwater, Bonnie, 1957-  Search this
Extent:
156 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1990 July 9-19
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Lita Albuquerque conducted 1990 July 9-19, by Bonnie Clearwater, for the Archives of American Art.
Albuquerque tells of her Sephardic, Turkish, and Spanish heritage; growing up in Carthage, Tunisia; arrival in the U.S. in 1957; art history studies at UCLA in the 1960s; early influence on her work of James Turrell, Eric Orr, Guy Dill, Larry Bell, and the Los Angeles Woman's Building; later influence of Zen meditation; travel in India; use of figures and abstract symbols in public commissions; second marriage to Carey Peck; teaching at the Art Center College of Design.
Biographical / Historical:
Lita Albuquerque (1946- ) is a painter from California.
General:
Originally recorded on 5 sound cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 9 digital wav files. Duration is 4 hrs., 8 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 transcript is open for research. Access to the entire recording is restricted. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Occupation:
Installation artists -- California -- Los Angeles  Search this
Environmental artists -- California -- Los Angeles  Search this
Painters -- California -- Los Angeles  Search this
Sculptors -- California -- Los Angeles  Search this
Topic:
Art -- Study and teaching  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Women painters  Search this
Women sculptors  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.albuqu90
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw97123afad-bb50-410a-84f6-ed363b6bcc66
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-albuqu90
Online Media:

The artist as social designer

Creator:
Tuchman, Maurice  Search this
Names:
Armajani, Siah, 1939-  Search this
Burton, Scott, 1939-1989  Search this
De Herrera, Maria  Search this
Holt, Nancy, 1938-2014  Search this
Miss, Mary, 1944-  Search this
Sonfist, Alan  Search this
Tomkins, Calvin, 1925-  Search this
Zimmerman, Elyn, 1945-  Search this
Extent:
11 Items (sound cassettes (270 p. transcript) + 1 cassette edited for educational tours)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Date:
1984-1985
Scope and Contents:
Tape recording of a discussion on "The Artist as Social Designer" held at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Participants include Maurice Tuchman (moderator), Maria de Herrera, Scott Burton, Siah Armajani, Nancy Holt, Mary Miss, Elyn Zimmerman, Alan Sonfist, and Calvin Tomkins. Also included is a transcript of the planing meeting, 1984.
Biographical / Historical:
Curator; Los Angeles, Calif. Born 1936. Tuchman, Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and his fellow curator, Maria de Herrera, arranged the closed discussion in preparation for an exhibition on public art and the contemporary artist's impulse toward functionalism.
Provenance:
Donated 1985 by Maurice Tuchman.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Occupation:
Environmental artists -- California -- Los Angeles  Search this
Sculptors -- California -- Los Angeles  Search this
Topic:
Art and society  Search this
Curators -- California -- Los Angeles  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Identifier:
AAA.tuchmaur2
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw90422733d-d086-4792-ab6a-5fa4f8e80318
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-tuchmaur2

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