Skip to main content Smithsonian Institution

Search Results

Collections Search Center
5,638 documents - page 1 of 282

Oral history interview with Athena Tacha

Interviewee:
Tacha, Athena, 1936-  Search this
Creator:
Berman, Avis  Search this
United States. General Services Administration. Design Excellence and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Names:
United States. General Services Administration. Design Excellence and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Extent:
5 Items (sound files (6 hr., 47 min.), digital, wma)
127 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
2009 December 4-6
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Athena Tacha conducted 2009 December 4-6, by Avis Berman, for the Archives of American Art's U.S. General Services Administration, Design Excellence and the Arts oral history project, at Tacha's studio, in Washington, D.C.
Tacha speaks of her family and her childhood in rural Greece; of growing up during World War II and the Greek Civil War; her early interests in art; traveling to France on a Greek government sponsored scholarship; her education at the School of Fine Arts; obtaining a Master's at Oberlin College on a Fulbright scholarship; obtaining a Ph.D. in aesthetics and art history from the Sorbonne in Paris; her decision to move to the United States; her first job as a museum curator at Oberlin's Allen Memorial Art Museum; her early shows in Ohio museums and galleries; her marriage to art historian Richard Spear; her decision to teach sculpture courses at Oberlin; her fellowship at MIT's Center for Advanced Visual Studies, a turning point in her career; her use of sculpture, light, and the environment to develop site-specific public art pieces and installations, thoroughly discussing all recent projects; her retirement from Oberlin College and move to Washington, DC; her creative process; the influences of her travels around the world on her environmentally-conscious art works; her thoughts on the American aesthetics, change, and temporary versus permanent sculpture; recent shows at Marsha Mateyka Gallery and Katzen Art Center and her recent public art installations in the Washington, DC area. Tacha also recalls her close friendship with Oberlin professor Ellen Johnson, André Chastel, and various art dealers and former students from Oberlin College.
Biographical / Historical:
Athena Tacha (1936- ) is an conceptual artist and photographer in Washington, D.C.
General:
Originally recorded on 1 compact disc. Reformatted in 2010 as 5 digital wav files. Duration is 6 hr., 47 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.
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.tacha09
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-tacha09
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Ian McKibbin White, 1980 November 24-1981 January 9

Interviewee:
White, Ian McKibbin, 1929-  Search this
White, Ian McKibbin, 1929-  Search this
Interviewer:
Howe, Thomas Carr, 1904-1994  Search this
Subject:
Howe, Thomas Carr  Search this
Levine, David  Search this
McGregor, Jack  Search this
Shikler, Aaron  Search this
Spreckels, Alma de Bretteville  Search this
California Palace of the Legion of Honor  Search this
Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco  Search this
M.H. de Young Memorial Museum  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12218
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212125
AAA_collcode_white80
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_212125

Oral history interview with Joseph Vogel, 1965 Jan. 5

Interviewee:
Vogel, Joseph, 1911-1995  Search this
Vogel, Joseph, 1911-1995  Search this
Interviewer:
McGlynn, Betty Lochrie Hoag, 1914-2002  Search this
Subject:
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Muralists -- New York (State) -- Interviews  Search this
Lithographers -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Theme:
New Deal  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12398
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213961
AAA_collcode_vogel65
Theme:
New Deal
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_213961

Oral history interview with Dorothea Tanning, 1990 July 11-November 5

Interviewee:
Tanning, Dorothea, 1910-2012  Search this
Tanning, Dorothea, 1910-2012  Search this
Interviewer:
Shikler, Barbara  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Painting, Modern -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
Women painters -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)11720
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)215552
AAA_collcode_tannin90
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_215552

Oral history interview with Ed Weinstein, 1983 June 14

Interviewee:
Weinstein, Ed  Search this
Weinstein, Ed  Search this
Interviewer:
Shikler, Barbara  Search this
Subject:
Rothko, Mark  Search this
Mark Rothko and His Times Oral History Project  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Abstract expressionism  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12858
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)215651
AAA_collcode_weinst83
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_215651

Oral history interview with Ian McKibbin White, 1987 January 8-12

Interviewee:
White, Ian McKibbin, 1929-  Search this
White, Ian McKibbin, 1929-  Search this
Interviewer:
Karlstrom, Paul J  Search this
Subject:
M.H. de Young Memorial Museum  Search this
California Palace of the Legion of Honor  Search this
Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Museum directors -- California -- San Francisco -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12205
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)215700
AAA_collcode_white87
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_215700
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Bill Viola, 2003 October 30-2004 January 14

Interviewee:
Viola, Bill, 1951-  Search this
Viola, Bill, 1951-  Search this
Interviewer:
Drohojowska-Philp, Hunter  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12321
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)246987
AAA_collcode_viola03
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_246987

Oral history interview with Akio Takamori, 2009 March 20-21

Interviewee:
Takimori, Akio, 1950-  Search this
Takimori, Akio, 1950-  Search this
Interviewer:
Riedel, Mija, 1958-  Search this
Subject:
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Asian American art  Search this
Asian American artists  Search this
Japanese American art  Search this
Japanese American artists  Search this
Asian American ceramicists  Search this
Theme:
Asian American  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)15660
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)282416
AAA_collcode_takamo09
Theme:
Asian American
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_282416

Oral history interview with Jack Whitten, 2009 December 1-3

Interviewee:
Whitten, Jack, 1939-2018  Search this
Whitten, Jack, 1939-2018  Search this
Interviewer:
Richards, Judith Olch, 1947-  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
African American artists  Search this
Theme:
African American  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)15748
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)287093
AAA_collcode_whitte09
Theme:
African American
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_287093

Oral history interview with Robert Weingarten, 2009 October 20-22

Interviewee:
Weingarten, Robert, 1941-  Search this
Weingarten, Robert, 1941-  Search this
Interviewer:
Weingarten, Robert, 1941-  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Photographers -- California -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)15760
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)287403
AAA_collcode_weinga09
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_287403

Oral history interview with Diane Waldman, 2010 June 8-9

Interviewee:
Waldman, Diane, 1936-  Search this
Waldman, Diane, 1936-  Search this
Interviewer:
Richards, Judith Olch, 1947-  Search this
Subject:
Cornell, Joseph  Search this
De Kooning, Willem  Search this
Ernst, Max  Search this
Fry, Edward F.  Search this
Hess, Thomas B.  Search this
Kelly, Ellsworth  Search this
Lichtenstein, Roy  Search this
Messer, Thomas M.  Search this
Wright, Frank Lloyd  Search this
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum  Search this
Guggenheim International Exhibition  Search this
Elizabeth Murray Oral History of Women in the Visual Arts Project  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Authors -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Curators -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Art -- History -- Study and teaching  Search this
Theme:
Women  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)15823
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)290221
AAA_collcode_waldma10
Theme:
Women
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_290221

Oral history interview with Kehinde Wiley, 2010 September 29

Interviewee:
Wiley, Kehinde, 1977-  Search this
Wiley, Kehinde, 1977-  Search this
Interviewer:
Bayly, Anne Louise, 1975-2016  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Theme:
African American  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)15882
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)295736
AAA_collcode_wiley10
Theme:
African American
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_295736

Oral history interview with Paula Colton Winokur, 2011 July 21-22

Interviewee:
Winokur, Paula Colton, 1935-  Search this
Winokur, Paula Colton, 1935-  Search this
Interviewer:
Riedel, Mija, 1958-  Search this
Subject:
Andre, Carl  Search this
Blai, Boris  Search this
Bobrowicz, Yvonne  Search this
Cunningham, Imogen  Search this
Cushing, Val M.  Search this
De Staebler, Stephen  Search this
Ferguson, Ken  Search this
Heizer, Michael  Search this
Higby, Wayne  Search this
Leon, Dennis  Search this
Long, Richard  Search this
Love, Arlene  Search this
Marks, Graham  Search this
McKinnell, James  Search this
Mestre, Enrique  Search this
Minter, Myrna  Search this
Moran, Lois  Search this
Natzler, Gertrud  Search this
Natzler, Otto  Search this
Nesbitt, Lowell  Search this
Notkin, Richard  Search this
Ólafur Elíasson  Search this
Randall, Theodore  Search this
Schulman, Norman  Search this
Sedestrom, Carol  Search this
Serra, Richard  Search this
Shores, Kenneth  Search this
Simon, Sandy  Search this
Slivka, Rose  Search this
Staffel, Rudolf  Search this
Takaezu, Toshiko  Search this
Vavrek, Ken  Search this
Winokur, Robert  Search this
Beaver College  Search this
Graphic Sketch Club (Philadelphia, Pa.)  Search this
Helen Drutt Gallery  Search this
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (U.S.)  Search this
Philadelphia Museum of Art  Search this
Temple University.  Search this
Tyler School of Art  Search this
Type:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Place:
Alaska
Hungary
Iceland
Mesa Verde (Calif.)
Rocky Mountains
Stonehenge (England)
Topic:
Art -- Study and teaching  Search this
Ceramics -- Study and teaching  Search this
Painting -- Study and teaching  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Women ceramicists  Search this
Theme:
Women  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)15988
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)305477
AAA_collcode_winoku11
Theme:
Women
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_305477

Oral history interview with Richard Tuttle, 2016 November 14-17

Interviewee:
Tuttle, Richard, 1941-  Search this
Tuttle, Richard, 1941-  Search this
Interviewer:
McElhinney, James, 1952-  Search this
Type:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Topic:
Artists -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Installations (Art)  Search this
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Printmakers -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Sculptors -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)17419
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)384977
AAA_collcode_tuttle16
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_384977

Oral history interview with Joey Terrill, 2017 December 30-31

Interviewee:
Terrill, Joey, 1955-  Search this
Terrill, Joey, 1955-  Search this
Interviewer:
Fialho, Alex, 1989-  Search this
Subject:
Visual Arts and the AIDS Epidemic: An Oral History Project  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Artists -- California -- Los Angeles -- Interviews  Search this
AIDS (Disease) and the arts  Search this
Artists (LGBTQ)  Search this
Gay artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)17532
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)392049
AAA_collcode_terril17
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_392049

Oral history interview with Jack Waters, 2018 February 21-22

Interviewee:
Waters, Jack, 1954-  Search this
Waters, Jack, 1954-  Search this
Interviewer:
Fialho, Alex, 1989-  Search this
Subject:
Waters, Jack  Search this
Visual Arts and the AIDS Epidemic: An Oral History Project  Search this
Type:
Interviews
Topic:
AIDS (Disease) and the arts  Search this
Filmmakers -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Performance artists -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Theme:
African American  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)17547
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)392753
AAA_collcode_waters18
Theme:
African American
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_392753

Oral history interview with Vincent Hartgen, 1981 Oct. 2-1984 Nov. 28

Interviewee:
Hartgen, Vincent Andrew, 1914-2002  Search this
Hartgen, Vincent Andrew, 1914-2002  Search this
Interviewer:
Brown, Robert F  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Sculptors -- United States -- Interviews  Search this
Watercolor painting -- Maine  Search this
Educators -- Maine -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13284
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211946
AAA_collcode_hartge81
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_211946
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Nancy Douglas Bowditch, 1974 January 30

Interviewee:
Bowditch, Nancy Douglas, 1890-1979  Search this
Bowditch, Nancy Douglas, 1890-1979  Search this
Interviewer:
Brown, Robert F  Search this
Subject:
Brush, George de Forest  Search this
Faulkner, Barry  Search this
Pearmain, William Robert  Search this
Saint-Gaudens, Augustus  Search this
Thayer, Abbott Handerson  Search this
Twain, Mark  Search this
Volk, Douglas  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Women artists  Search this
Women painters  Search this
Women designers  Search this
Women authors  Search this
Art, American  Search this
Theme:
Women  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)11972
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212539
AAA_collcode_bowdit74
Theme:
Women
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_212539
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Jack and Irene Delano, 1965 June 12

Interviewee:
Delano, Jack, 1914-1997  Search this
Delano, Jack, 1914-1997  Search this
Interviewer:
Delano, Irene, 1919-  Search this
Subject:
Stryker, Roy Emerson  Search this
United States. Farm Security Administration.Historical Section.Photographs  Search this
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Documentary photography  Search this
Photographers -- Interviews  Search this
Theme:
Photography  Search this
New Deal  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13026
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213391
AAA_collcode_delano65
Theme:
Photography
New Deal
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_213391
Online Media:

Oral history interview with José Moya del Pino, 1964 Sept. 10

Interviewee:
Moya del Pino, Jose, 1891-1969  Search this
Moya del Pino, Jose, 1891-1969  Search this
Interviewer:
McChesney, Mary Fuller, 1922-  Search this
Subject:
Arnautoff, Victor Mikhail  Search this
Rivera, Diego  Search this
Federal Art Project (Calif.)  Search this
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Coit Memorial Tower (San Francisco, Calif.)  Search this
Painters -- California -- Interviews  Search this
Muralists -- California -- Interviews  Search this
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Mural painting and decoration -- California -- San Francisco  Search this
Hispanic American artists  Search this
Theme:
Latino and Latin American  Search this
New Deal  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12903
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213674
AAA_collcode_moyade64
Theme:
Latino and Latin American
New Deal
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_213674

Modify Your Search







or


Narrow By