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Oral history interview with Joyce J. Scott

Interviewee:
Scott, Joyce, 1948-  Search this
Interviewer:
Silberman, Robert B. (Robert Bruce), 1950-  Search this
Creator:
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Names:
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Extent:
61 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
2009 July 22
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Joyce J. Scott conducted 2009 July 22, by Robert Silberman, for the Archives of American Art's Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America, at Scott's home and studio, in Baltimore, Maryland.
Scott talks about her childhood in Baltimore; childhood visits to the Baltimore Museum of Art and Walters Art Gallery; her parents' lives growing up in the segregated South; her artist mother, who was her first bead-teacher; craft traditions in her family, including pottery and quilting; quilting as storytelling, "diaries" for preliterate people; improvisational craft; Three Generation Quilt; Fifty .; undergraduate studies at Maryland Institute College of Art; travels after graduation in Mexico, Central , and South America; graduate studies in craft in Mexico; decision at age 23 to become a studio artist, and partnership with her mother; theater work with Robert Sherman and in New York and in Baltimore; theater work with Kay Lawal in Thunder Thigh Revue; studies at Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Deer Isle, ME, where she learned traditional Navajo weaving, and learned the peyote stitch for beadwork, a seminal technique for her career; her book Fearless Beadwork: Improvisational Peyote Stitch: handwriting & drawings from hell. Rochester, NY: Visual Studies Workshop, 1994; working in different mediums; What You Mean Jungle Music? [1988]; working for recognition of beadwork as a sculptural medium; politics, social commentary, and humor in her work; series Day after Rape; her working processes; Rodney King's Head Was Squashed Like a Watermelon; working in monoprints; working in glass (flameworking, lampworking), including at Pilchuck Glass School, Stanwood, WA, Tacoma [WA] Museum of Glass, UrbanGlass, New York, NY, Haystack Mountain; retrospective exhibition, "Joyce Scott Kickin' It With the Old Masters" at the Baltimore Museum of Art, 2000; series Africa in Unexpected Places; installation work, including in "Images Concealed," San Francisco, 1995, and Believe I've Been Sanctified, Charleston, SC, 1991; small-scale work; influence of her upbringing in the Pentecostal church; Buddha Gives Basketball to the Ghetto [1991] and the importance of spirituality in her work; travels in South America, Africa, and Europe; the complementarity of performance/theater work and visual art; performance pieces: Generic Interference, Genetic Engineering, Virtual Reality, and Walk a Mile in My Drawers; Lips mosaic at Reagan National Airport, Washington, D.C.; teaching workshops at Haystack, Penland School of Crafts, Penland, NC, the Oregon School of Arts and Craft, Portland; artist-in-residency at Pilchuck; gallery affiliations, and usefulness of the gallery system, which allows her to work as a studio artist; the importance of galleries as a free venue open to ordinary people; luxuriating in beauty. She recalls Betty Woodman, Dr. Leslie King-Hammond, Lowery Sims, Fritz Dreisbach, Anthony Corradetti, Antony Gormley, Ann Hamilton, David Hammons, Mary Jane Jacob, Cesar Pelli, Susan Cummins, and Helen Drutt English.
Biographical / Historical:
Joyce J. Scott (1948- ) is a visual and performance artist and educator who lives and works in Baltimore, Maryland.
General:
Originally recorded on 4 memory cards. Reformatted in 2010 as 4 digital wav files. Duration is 3 hr., 11 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.
Topic:
Performance artists -- Maryland -- Interviews  Search this
Educators -- Maryland -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.scott09
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-scott09

Innovative Lives: Pioneers of Genetic Engineering

Creator:
National Museum of American History  Search this
Type:
Youtube videos
Uploaded:
2017-01-04T15:11:55Z
Topic:
American History  Search this
Youtube Category:
Education  Search this
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YouTube Channel:
SmithsonianAmHistory
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
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Design Talk | Wyss Institute Selects

Creator:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum  Search this
Type:
Youtube videos
Uploaded:
2019-11-12T18:40:09Z
Topic:
Design  Search this
Youtube Category:
Education  Search this
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cooperhewitt
YouTube Channel:
cooperhewitt
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_a2wKKAJTaXw

Oral history interview with Joyce J. Scott, 2009 July 22

Interviewee:
Scott, Joyce J. (Joyce Jane), 1948-  Search this
Interviewer:
Silberman, Robert B. (Robert Bruce),, 1950-  Search this
Subject:
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Performance artists  Search this
Educators  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)15711
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)283571
AAA_collcode_scott09
Theme:
Women
African American
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_283571
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Robert Fraley ID Tag, Monsanto

Physical Description:
plastic (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 2 3/8 in x 2 1/8 in x 1/8 in; 6.0325 cm x 5.3975 cm x .3175 cm
Object Name:
id tag
ID Number:
2013.0126.01
Accession number:
2013.0126
Catalog number:
2013.0126.01
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Work and Industry: Production and Manufacturing
Industry & Manufacturing
American Enterprise
Exhibition:
American Enterprise
Exhibition Location:
National Museum of American History
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ae-1186-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1445228

OncoMouse

Measurements:
overall: 1 1/4 in x 2 in x 3 1/4 in; 3.175 cm x 5.08 cm x 8.255 cm
Object Name:
mouse
Subject:
Science & Scientific Instruments  Search this
Credit Line:
Donated by Charles River Laboratories, Inc.
ID Number:
2013.0279.01
Catalog number:
2013.0279.01
Accession number:
2013.0279
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ad-e018-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
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Soybean Souvenir, Lucite Block

Maker:
Monsanto Corporation  Search this
Physical Description:
lucite (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 3 3/4 in x 2 3/4 in x 1 in; 9.525 cm x 6.985 cm x 2.54 cm
Object Name:
lucite block
Related Publication:
Sewer, Andy; Allison, David; Liebhold, Peter; Davis, Nancy; Franz, Kathleen G.. American Enterprise: A History of Business in America
Credit Line:
Gift of Monsanto Corporation through Douglas W. Rushing
ID Number:
2013.0024.01
Catalog number:
2013.0024.01
Accession number:
2013.0024
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Industry & Manufacturing
Agriculture
American Enterprise
Exhibition:
American Enterprise
Exhibition Location:
National Museum of American History
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b2-7cf4-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1437822

Say No to Genetically Engineered Foods Button

Physical Description:
metal (overall material)
white; red (overall color)
Measurements:
overall: 7/16 in x 2 3/16 in; x 1.11125 cm x 5.55625 cm
Object Name:
promotional button
ID Number:
2013.0038.60
Catalog number:
2013.0038.60
Accession number:
2013.0038
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Work and Industry: Production and Manufacturing
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ad-792e-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1449306

DNA/RNA Synthesizer Model 394

Maker:
Applied Biosystems  Search this
Physical Description:
steel (overall material)
glass (overall material)
plastic (overall material)
insulated wire (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 50 cm x 66 cm x 46 cm; 19 11/16 in x 26 in x 18 1/8 in
Object Name:
dna/rna synthesizer
Date made:
1991-2007
Subject:
biochemistry  Search this
ID Number:
2004.0006.01
Accession number:
2004.0006
Catalog number:
2004.0006.01
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ab-7523-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1275888

Environmental Button

Physical Description:
metal (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: .33 cm x 3.7 cm; x 1/8 in x 1 7/16 in
Object Name:
button
Subject:
Environmental Movement  Search this
ID Number:
2003.0014.1156
Accession number:
2003.0014
Catalog number:
2003.0014.1156
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Artifact Walls exhibit
Clothing & Accessories
Natural Resources
Environmental Buttons
Giving in America
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ab-7cb4-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1284658

"Greenpeace" Button

Physical Description:
plastic (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 4.4 cm x 3 cm x .7 cm; 1 23/32 in x 1 3/16 in x 9/32 in
Object Name:
button
Subject:
Environmental Movement  Search this
ID Number:
2003.0014.1161
Accession number:
2003.0014
Catalog number:
2003.0014.1161
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Government, Politics, and Reform
Health & Medicine
Environmental Buttons
American Enterprise
Exhibition:
American Enterprise
Exhibition Location:
National Museum of American History
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ab-8db5-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1284663

Genzyme Transgenics Pin

Physical Description:
metal (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 1 cm x 2.4 cm x 1.5 cm; 13/32 in x 15/16 in x 19/32 in
Object Name:
pin, advertising
Date made:
1995
ID Number:
2001.3066.03
Catalog number:
2001.3066.03
Nonaccession number:
2001.3066
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Science & Mathematics
Biotechnology and Genetics
Health & Medicine
The Antibody Initiative
Antibody Initiative: Monoclonal Antibodies
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a6-85e5-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_834200

Tee-Shirt, OncoMouse

Physical Description:
cotton (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 73.6 cm x 73.6 cm; 28 31/32 in x 28 31/32 in
Object Name:
tee shirt
t-shirt
ID Number:
2001.3066.04
Catalog number:
2001.3066.04
Nonaccession number:
2001.3066
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a6-6d3a-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_834201
Online Media:

Haemonetics V50 Pheresis System

Maker:
Haemonetics Corporation  Search this
Physical Description:
metal (overall material)
plastic (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 50 in x 16 1/4 in x 30 in; 127 cm x 41.275 cm x 76.2 cm
Object Name:
blood cell separator
Date made:
ca 1980
Credit Line:
Gift of Haemonetics Corporation through Bill Cook
ID Number:
1999.0008.01
Accession number:
1999.0008
Catalog number:
1999.0008.01
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a1-afa3-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_553290
Online Media:

Gene Pulser Transfection Apparatus

Maker:
Bio-Rad Laboratories  Search this
Physical Description:
plastic (overall material)
metal (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 26 cm x 30.4 cm x 19 cm; 10 1/4 in x 11 15/16 in x 7 1/2 in
Object Name:
electroporator
Date made:
1986-1995
ID Number:
1998.0018.01
Accession number:
1998.0018
Catalog number:
1998.0018.01
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b2-466c-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_333878
Online Media:

Gene Pulser Capacitance Extender

Maker:
Bio-Rad Laboratories  Search this
Physical Description:
plastic (overall material)
metal (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 20.9 cm x 22.8 cm x 14 cm; 8 1/4 in x 9 in x 5 1/2 in
Object Name:
capacitance extender
Credit Line:
Bio-Rad Laboratories
ID Number:
1998.0018.02
Accession number:
1998.0018
Catalog number:
1998.0018.02
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Medicine and Science: Biological Sciences
Science & Mathematics
Biotechnology and Genetics
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a1-307a-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_333879
Online Media:

Gene Pulser Pulse Controller

Maker:
Bio-Rad Laboratories  Search this
Physical Description:
plastic (overall material)
metal (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 20.3 cm x 22.8 cm x 14 cm; 8 in x 9 in x 5 1/2 in
Object Name:
pulse controller
Credit Line:
Bio-Rad Laboratories
ID Number:
1998.0018.03
Accession number:
1998.0018
Catalog number:
1998.0018.03
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a1-3079-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_333880
Online Media:

Cuvette for Gene Pulser

Physical Description:
metal (overall material)
plastic (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 1.3 cm x 1.3 cm x 5.4 cm; 1/2 in x 1/2 in x 2 1/8 in
Object Name:
cuvette
Credit Line:
Bio-Rad Laboratories
ID Number:
1998.0018.04.02
Accession number:
1998.0018
Catalog number:
1998.0018.04.02
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a1-3076-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_333882
Online Media:

Mad Scientist And The Bionic Tomato Painting

Physical Description:
oil paint (overall material)
paper (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 45.7 cm x 34.5 cm; 18 in x 13 9/16 in
Object Name:
painting
Date made:
before 1994
Credit Line:
Gift of Talchi Miura
ID Number:
1994.3002.01
Nonaccession number:
1994.3002
Catalog number:
1994.3002.01
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a1-3779-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_333298
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Syringe

User:
Blaese, R. Michael  Search this
Patient:
Riggins, Zachary  Search this
Physical Description:
plastic (overall material)
rubber (overall material)
Measurements:
average spatial: 12.5 cm x 3 cm x 2.1 cm; 4 29/32 in x 1 3/16 in x 13/16 in
overall: 3/4 in x 1 1/4 in x 5 in; 1.905 cm x 3.175 cm x 12.7 cm
Object Name:
syringe
gene therapy
Associated place:
United States: California, San Francisco
Date used:
1993
Associated date:
1993-05
ID Number:
1993.3179.01
Catalog number:
1993.3179.01
Nonaccession number:
1993.3179
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
Science & Mathematics
Biotechnology and Genetics
Health & Medicine
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a9-cd44-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1147991
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