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Oral history interview with Celia Alvarez Muñoz

Interviewee:
Muñoz, Celia Alvarez, 1937-  Search this
Interviewer:
Cordova, Cary  Search this
Creator:
Recuerdos Orales: Interviews of the Latino Art Community in Texas  Search this
Names:
Recuerdos Orales: Interviews of the Latino Art Community in Texas  Search this
Garcia, Rupert, 1941-  Search this
Hayden, Dolores  Search this
Huerta, Benito, 1952-  Search this
Limón, Damiana Esparza  Search this
Lippard, Lucy R.  Search this
Massey, Robert, 1921-  Search this
Ruiz, Vicky  Search this
Souza, Al, 1944-  Search this
Walker, Ashley, 1913-  Search this
Extent:
70 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
2004 Feb. 7-28
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Celia Alvarez Muñoz conducted 2004 Feb. 7-28, by Cary Cordova, for the Archives of American Art, in Arlington, Tex.
Muñoz speaks of her early childhood and close relationship to her maternal grandmother Damiana Esparza Limón; travels to California in high school; Father Rahm, the youth center, and the opportunity to go to college; Dr. Robert Massey who was an etcher and took Muñoz under his wing; her zeal graduating from Texas Western University; teaching art to school children; her marriage; experimenting with photography; the theory of deconstruction; being a writer; the "Enlightenment" series, which began in graduate school; spirituality and philosophy; Dolores Hayden and the University of California at Los Angeles program in architecture and urban planning; her consciousness of feminism; meeting Lucy Lippard and discussing her evolution; language and the multiple meanings of words; the significance of architecture within her work; the Dallas/Fort Worth airport project; the importance of her family and their support throughout her life; Xeroxing and use of transparencies; and the Latino Cultural Center in Dallas. Muñoz also recalls Al Souza, Ashley Walker, Rupert Garcia, Vicky Ruiz, Benito Huerta, and others.
Biographical / Historical:
Celia Alvarez Muñoz (1937- ) is an artist from Arlington, Tex. Cary Cordova (1970- ) is an art historian from Austin, Tex.
General:
Originally recorded on 7 sound discs and 1 compact disc. Reformatted in 2010 as 14 digital wav files. Duration is 7 hrs., 22 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:
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
Occupation:
Authors -- Texas  Search this
Photographers -- Texas  Search this
Topic:
Art -- Technique  Search this
Feminism and art  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Latino and Latin American artists  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.munoz04
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-munoz04

Celia Alvarez Muñoz, Arlington, Tex. to Helen L. Kohen, Miami, Fla.

Creator:
Muñoz, Celia Alvarez, 1937-  Search this
Kohen, Helen L.  Search this
Muñoz, Celia Alvarez, 1937-  Search this
Type:
Correspondence
Date:
1989 Jan. 20
Topic:
Hispanic American artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)1644
See more items in:
Helen L. Kohen papers, 1978-1996
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_1644

Celia Alvarez Muñoz to Helen L. Kohen

Creator:
Muñoz, Celia Alvarez, 1937-  Search this
Kohen, Helen L.  Search this
Muñoz, Celia Alvarez, 1937-  Search this
Type:
Correspondence
Date:
1992 May 31
Topic:
Hispanic American artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)1649
See more items in:
Helen L. Kohen papers, 1978-1996
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_1649
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Celia Alvarez Muñoz, 2004 Feb. 7-28

Interviewee:
Muñoz, Celia Alvarez, 1937-  Search this
Muñoz, Celia Alvarez, 1937-  Search this
Interviewer:
Cordova, Cary  Search this
Subject:
Garcia, Rupert  Search this
Hayden, Dolores  Search this
Huerta, Benito  Search this
Limón, Damiana Esparza  Search this
Lippard, Lucy R.  Search this
Massey, Robert  Search this
Ruiz, Vicky  Search this
Souza, Al  Search this
Walker, Ashley  Search this
Recuerdos Orales: Interviews of the Latino Art Community in Texas  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Art -- Technique  Search this
Feminism and art  Search this
Hispanic American women authors  Search this
Hispanic American women artists  Search this
Theme:
Latino and Latin American  Search this
Women  Search this
Photography  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12446
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)247378
AAA_collcode_munoz04
Theme:
Latino and Latin American
Women
Photography
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_247378
Online Media:

Ciclo-Turismo en Cayey [screenprint poster]

Artist:
Muñoz, Celia Alvarez, 1937-  Search this
Sponsor:
Puerto Rico. Division of Community Education. Department of Education  Search this
Collection Donor:
Archivo General de Puerto Rico  Search this
Collection Collector:
Puerto Rico. Division of Community Education. Department of Education  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (Ink on paper., 60.9 x 46 cm.)
Container:
Map-folder 14
Type:
Archival materials
Posters
Screen prints
Place:
Puerto Rico -- 20th century
Date:
1978
Scope and Contents:
This whimsical poster promotes healthy recreation and tongue-in-cheek commentary that caricatures tourists in Puerto Rico with gaudy attire, sunglasses, and the ever-present camera. (From exhibition text by Marvette Perez.)
Local Numbers:
AC0615-0000030.tif (AC Scan)

1997.3100.32 (Museum Cat. No.)
Exhibitions Note:
In the exhibition "Posters from the Division of Community Education (DIVEDCO) of Puerto Rico, 1948-1989," Sept. 17, 2008-Jan. 18, 2009, at the Smithsonian's S. Dillon Ripley Center.
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Cameras  Search this
Tourists -- Puerto Rico  Search this
Politics -- Puerto Rico  Search this
Genre/Form:
Posters -- Puerto Rico
Screen prints
Collection Citation:
Puerto Rico Division of Community Education Poster Collection, 1940-1990, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Puerto Rico Division of Community Education [DIVEDCO] Poster Collection
Puerto Rico Division of Community Education [DIVEDCO] Poster Collection / Series 1: Events / Sporting Events
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0615-ref1303
Online Media:

Helen L. Kohen papers

Creator:
Kohen, Helen L.  Search this
Names:
Alexander, Jane  Search this
Alfonzo, Carlos, 1950-1991  Search this
Algaze, Mario Arturo, 1947-  Search this
Anthony, Carol  Search this
Bedia, José, 1959-  Search this
Blaine, Michael  Search this
Blazer, Wendy  Search this
Brito, Maria, 1947-  Search this
Cano, Margarita, 1932-  Search this
Cano, Pablo  Search this
Carulla, Ramón, 1938-  Search this
Castagliola, Maria E., 1946-  Search this
Corone, Matthew  Search this
Couper, James M., 1937-  Search this
Cubiles, Miguel  Search this
De Monte, Claudia, 1947-  Search this
Delehanty, Suzanne, 1944-  Search this
Demi, 1955-  Search this
Duval-Carrié, Edouard, 1954-  Search this
Eisenstaedt, Alfred  Search this
Fernández, Agustin, 1928-  Search this
Frohnmayer, John  Search this
García, Fernando A., 1945-  Search this
Gelfman, Lynn Golub  Search this
Gillman, Barbara Seitlin, 1937-  Search this
González, Juan, 1942-1993  Search this
Gottlieb-Roberts, Marilyn Patricia, 1939-  Search this
Gutierrez, M. (Marta)  Search this
Henderson, Shirley  Search this
Jones, Pat  Search this
Juarez, Roberto, 1952-  Search this
Kardin, Janet  Search this
Kuitca, Guillermo, 1961-  Search this
Lanza, Bianca  Search this
Leibovitz, Annie, 1949-  Search this
Marisol, 1930-2016  Search this
Morgan, Andrew Wesley, 1922-  Search this
Muñoz, Celia Alvarez, 1937-  Search this
Orr-Cahall, Christina, 1947-  Search this
Paik, Nam June, 1932-  Search this
Paparelli, Janet  Search this
Pellon, Gina  Search this
Riverón, Enrique  Search this
Riverón, Noella  Search this
Rodriguez, Vivian  Search this
Rodríguez, Arturo, 1956-  Search this
Rojo, Damian  Search this
Rubell, Jason  Search this
Rubio, Lydia, 1946-  Search this
Salinas, Baruj  Search this
Sanchez, Emilio, 1921-1999  Search this
Schaaf, William  Search this
Scharf, Kenny  Search this
Scull, Haydée  Search this
Scull, Sahara  Search this
Shapiro, Joel  Search this
Slobodkina, Esphyr, 1908-2002  Search this
Spitzer, David D.  Search this
Strasser, Barbara  Search this
Sullivan, G. L.  Search this
Trasobares, César  Search this
Valdez-Fauli, Dora  Search this
Extent:
1 Linear foot
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1978-1996
Summary:
The papers of Miami art critic Helen Kohen date from 1978 through 1996 and contain letters, postcards, exhibition announcements and invitations, and seventy-four untranscribed interviews of artists, dealers, and collectors in the Miami area.
Scope and Content Note:
The papers of art historian and critic Helen L. Kohen measure one linear foot and date from 1976 through 1996. They consist primarily of letters, postcards, exhibition announcements and invitations from artists in the Miami area. Also found are eighty-two mini cassette tapes of seventy-four interviews Kohen conducted with art dealers, collectors, contemporary artists, and others in the Miami area as research and background for her newspaper column and other articles
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into five series:

Series 1: Correspondence, 1954, 1984-1993, undated (Box 1, 10 folders)

Series 2: Printed Material, 1979-1996, undated (Box 1, 3 folders)

Series 3: Photographs, 1969, 1974, 1980-1994 (Box 1, 1 folder)

Series 4: Miscellany, 1983-1992, undated (Box 1 , 1 folder)

Series 5: Taped Interviews, 1986-1996, undated (Box 1, 1 folder and 82 micro-cassettes)
Biographical Note:
Art historian and critic Helen L. Kohen has authored numerous articles on contemporary art focusing on the formation of the art culture in Miami since the early 1980s. Helen L. Kohen is art critic emeritus for the The Miami Herald newspaper in Miami, Florida.
Provenance:
Helen L. Kohen donated her papers to the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution in 1997.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Use requires an appointment and is limited to the Washington, D.C. research facility.
Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Occupation:
Art critics -- Florida -- Miami  Search this
Topic:
Artists -- Haiti  Search this
Latino and Latin American artists  Search this
Women art critics -- Florida -- Miami  Search this
Cuban American artists  Search this
Artists -- Florida -- Miami -- Interviews  Search this
Artists -- Florida -- Miami  Search this
Art -- Florida -- Miami  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Citation:
Helen L. Kohen papers, 1978-1996. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.kohehele
See more items in:
Helen L. Kohen papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-kohehele

Celia Alvarez Muñoz / Roberto Tejada ; foreword by Chon A. Noriega

Author:
Tejada, Roberto  Search this
Munoz, Celia Alvarez 1937-  Search this
Subject:
Muñoz, Celia Alvarez 1937- Criticism and interpretation  Search this
Munoz, Celia Alvarez 1937-  Search this
Physical description:
xii, 127 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 23 cm
Type:
Biography
Date:
2009
C2009
Topic:
Mexican American artists  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_852654

Celia Alvarez Muñoz : stories your mother never told you : an exhibition / organized and toured by the Gallery at UTA

Title:
Stories your mother never told you
Author:
Munoz, Celia Alvarez 1937-  Search this
Carlozzi, Annette  Search this
Contemporary Art for San Antonio (Organization)  Search this
University of Texas at Arlington Center for Research in Contemporary Art  Search this
Subject:
Munoz, Celia Alvarez 1937-  Search this
Munoz, Celia Alvarez 1937-  Search this
Physical description:
71 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 23 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Interviews
Date:
2002
C2002
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_722679

Celia Alvares Muñoz : abrindo tierra = breaking ground : 4 May-30 June, 1991

Title:
Abrindo tierra
Breaking ground
Author:
Munoz, Celia Alvarez 1937-  Search this
Davidow, Joan  Search this
Dallas Museum of Art  Search this
Subject:
Munoz, Celia Alvarez 1937-  Search this
Physical description:
1 folded sheet ([6] p.) : ill. ; 30 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
1991
[1991]
Topic:
Installations (Art)  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_630552

Personal odysseys : the photography of Celia Alvarez Muñoz, Clarissa T. Sligh, and María Martínez Cañas : January 23-March 2, 1990 / project director, Inverna Lockpez ; essay by Moira Roth

Author:
Roth, Moira  Search this
Next Stage Inc Women in Theatre Festival  Search this
Intersection for the Arts  Search this
Intar Latin American Gallery  Search this
Subject:
Sligh, Clarissa T Exhibitions  Search this
Munoz, Celia Alvarez 1937-  Search this
Martínez-Cañas, María  Search this
Physical description:
21 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 23 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
1989
C1989
Call number:
TR645.N532 I57 1989
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_647439

Precarious links : Emily Jennings, Hung Liu, Celia Munoz : [exhibition] July 7-August 26, 1990, San Antonio Museum of Art, San Antonio, Texas [and] Lawndale Art and Performance Center, Houston, Texas, September 8-October 13, 1990 / curated by Jim Edwards ; catalogue essays by Jim Edwards

Author:
Edwards, Jim 1942-  Search this
San Antonio Museum of Art  Search this
Lawndale Art and Performance Center (Houston, Tex.)  Search this
Subject:
Jennings, Emily 1951- Exhibitions  Search this
Liu, Hung 1948-  Search this
Munoz, Celia Alvarez 1937-  Search this
Physical description:
54 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Place:
Texas
Date:
1990
[1990]
Topic:
Ethnic art--Exhibitions  Search this
Feminism and art--Exhibitions  Search this
Call number:
N40.1.J5373 E2 1990
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_421099

If walls could speak = Si las paredes hablaran / design, narrative, & translation by Celia Alvarez Muñoz ; research by The Power of Place

Author:
Munoz, Celia Alvarez 1937-  Search this
Physical description:
32 p. : ill. ; 22 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
California
Date:
1991
Topic:
Women clothing workers--History  Search this
Women labor union members--History  Search this
Mexican American women--History  Search this
Labor unions--History  Search this
Call number:
HD6515.C6 M96 1991
HD6515.C6M96 1991
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_434522

Celia Alvarez Muñoz : medium & message : [exhibition] David Winton Bell Gallery, List Art Center, Brown University, February 5-March 13, 1994

Author:
Munoz, Celia Alvarez 1937-  Search this
Clearwater, Bonnie 1957-  Search this
David Winton Bell Gallery (Brown University)  Search this
Subject:
Muñoz, Celia Alvarez 1937-  Search this
Physical description:
1 folded sheet ([6] p.) : col. ill. ; 24 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
United States
Date:
1994
Topic:
Women artists  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_975033

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