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Oral history interview with Henry Geldzahler

Interviewee:
Geldzahler, Henry  Search this
Interviewer:
Cummings, Paul  Search this
Names:
Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
National Endowment for the Arts  Search this
Bellamy, Richard  Search this
Bingham, Lois A.  Search this
Castelli, Leo  Search this
D'Harnoncourt, Rene, 1901-1968  Search this
Hale, Robert Beverly, 1901-1985  Search this
Hoving, Thomas, 1931-  Search this
Lowe, Harry, 1922-  Search this
Rorimer, James J. (James Joseph), 1905-1966  Search this
Scull, Robert C.  Search this
Stella, Frank  Search this
Stevens, Roger L.  Search this
Warhol, Andy, 1928-1987  Search this
Extent:
2 Sound tape reels (Sound recording, 7 in.)
76 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sound tape reels
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1970 Jan. 27
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Henry Geldzahler conducted 1970 Jan. 27, by Paul Cummings, for the Archives of American Art. Geldzahler speaks of his youth and family background; his early interests; his education at Yale and Harvard; the decision to pursue an art career; working with the Metropolitan Museum of Art for Robert Beverly Hale; working with James Rorimer; his first exhibit; artists and curators he has been associated with; working with Roger Stevens at the National Endowment for the Arts; public interest in museums; working with Thomas Hoving; his opinion of critics; and how he selects works for exhibitions. He recalls Richard Bellamy, Harry Lowe, Lois Bingham, Robert Scull, Leo Castelli, Frank Stella, Andy Warhol, and Rene D'Harnoncourt.
Biographical / Historical:
Henry Geldzahler (1935-1994) was a curator 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 others.
Topic:
Curators -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Function:
Art museums -- New York (State) -- New York
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.geldza70
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-geldza70

Lalique : a century of glass for a modern world / Thomas Hoving and Jerome Lawton, project directors ; Nicholas M. Dawes, curator

Author:
Hoving, Thomas 1931-2009  Search this
Lawton, Jerome  Search this
Dawes, Nicholas M  Search this
Subject:
Lalique, René 1860-1945  Search this
René Lalique et cie Exhibitions  Search this
Physical description:
80 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 28 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
France
Date:
1989
C1989
19th century
20th century
Topic:
Glassware--History  Search this
Call number:
NK5198.L36 L195 1989
NK5198.L36L195 1989
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_401862

Greatest works of art of Western civilization / selected by Thomas Hoving

Author:
Hoving, Thomas 1931-2009  Search this
Physical description:
271 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 29 cm
Type:
Catalogs
Place:
United States
Date:
1997
Topic:
Art  Search this
Art museums  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_527405

American Gothic : the biography of Grant Wood's American masterpiece / Thomas Hoving

Author:
Hoving, Thomas 1931-2009-  Search this
Wood, Grant 1891-1942  Search this
Subject:
Wood, Grant 1891-1942 American Gothic  Search this
Wood, Grant 1891-1942 Criticism and interpretation  Search this
Physical description:
165 p. : ill. ; 21 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
2005
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_798271

The art of Dan Namingha / by Thomas Hoving

Author:
Hoving, Thomas 1931-2009  Search this
Namingha, Dan  Search this
Subject:
Namingha, Dan  Search this
Physical description:
160 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
2000
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_603479

Energy sculpture : opening September 15, 1965 / prepared by Elayne H. Varian, statement by Thomas P.F. Hoving

Author:
Varian, Elayne H  Search this
Hoving, Thomas 1931-2009  Search this
Finch College Museum of Art  Search this
Subject:
Guillery, Adrian 1940- Exhibitions  Search this
Hogle, Dick 1939- Exhibitions  Search this
Physical description:
[8] p. : ill., ports. ; 123 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
United States
Date:
1965
Topic:
Kinetic sculpture  Search this
Call number:
NB237.G87 A4 1965
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_634593

As good as their word

Author:
Hoving, Thomas 1931-2009  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Subject:
Simpson, Merton D (Merton Daniel) 1928-2013  Search this
Type:
Articles
Place:
United States
Date:
1990
Topic:
Art dealers  Search this
Call number:
N1 .C75X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_535760

Making the mummies dance : inside the Metropolitan Museum of Art / Thomas Hoving

Author:
Hoving, Thomas 1931-2009-  Search this
Subject:
Hoving, Thomas 1931-2009-  Search this
Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.) Management  Search this
Physical description:
447 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. ; 25 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
New York (State)
New York
Date:
1993
C1993
Topic:
Art museum directors--Biography  Search this
Call number:
N600.H68 1993X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_436694

False impressions : the hunt for big-time art fakes / Thomas Hoving

Author:
Hoving, Thomas 1931-2009-  Search this
Physical description:
366 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1996
C1996
Topic:
Art--Forgeries  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_492276

Two worlds of Andrew Wyeth : a conversation with Andrew Wyeth / by Thomas Hoving

Author:
Wyeth, Andrew 1917-2009  Search this
Hoving, Thomas 1931-2009  Search this
Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Subject:
Wyeth, Andrew 1917-2009  Search this
Physical description:
170 p., [9] leaves of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
1978
1978, c1976
Call number:
N40.1.W97 H8
N40.1.W97H8
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_110212

The Euphronios krater : a report to the members of the corporation

Author:
Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Dillon, Douglas  Search this
Hoving, Thomas 1931-2009  Search this
Physical description:
7 p. ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
New York (State)
New York
Date:
1974
Topic:
Kraters  Search this
Euphronios Krater  Search this
Call number:
NK4653.E9 N53
NK4653.E9N53
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_111803

King of the confessors / Thomas Hoving

Author:
Hoving, Thomas 1931-2009  Search this
Subject:
Hoving, Thomas 1931-2009  Search this
Cloisters (Museum)  Search this
Physical description:
365 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
England
Date:
1981
[1981]
Topic:
Bury Saint Edmunds Cross  Search this
Ivories, Romanesque  Search this
Call number:
NK5943 .H68X
NK5943.H68X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_142615

A roomful of Hovings and other profiles, by John McPhee

Author:
McPhee, John 1931-  Search this
Hoving, Thomas 1931-2009  Search this
Physical description:
250 p. 21 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1969
[1968]
20th century
Topic:
Biography  Search this
Call number:
CT120 .M17
CT120.M17
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_21958

The grand acquisitors [by] John L. Hess

Author:
Hess, John L  Search this
Subject:
Hoving, Thomas 1931-2009-  Search this
Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Physical description:
178 p. illus. 22 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1974
Call number:
N610 .H47
N610.H47
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_38166

The chase, the capture : collecting at the Metropolitan / Thomas Hoving, director ; with essays by members of the staff, Dietrich von Bothmer ... [et al.]

Author:
Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Hoving, Thomas 1931-2009  Search this
Von Bothmer, Dietrich 1918-  Search this
Subject:
Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Physical description:
234 p. : ill. ; 23 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1975
[1975]
Topic:
Art--Collectors and collecting  Search this
Call number:
N610 .A82X
N610.A82X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_70558

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