An interview of Janet W. Solinger conducted 2005 October 7, by Marc Pachter, for the Archives of American Art, in Solinger's home, in Washington, D.C.
Solinger speaks of living in New York in the 1960s, what she calls the "Golden Ages"; going to an exhibition of Mark Rothko's work with her sister; working as an administrator with the Jewish Museum in New York; the climate for women in the museum profession in the 1960s and 70s; becoming the director of publications at New York University; moving to Washington, D.C., to become director of the Smithsonian Resident Associates program; various public programs she created for the Smithsonian during her career; and becoming the vice president for public programs at the Corcoran Gallery of Art. She recalls Nelson Glick, Louis Finkelstein, Ben Heller, Robert Rauschenberg, Jasper Johns, Joan Rosebaum, Sam Hunter, Dillon Ripley, Lisa Taylor, David Levy, and others.
Biographical / Historical:
Janet Solinger is an arts administrator from Washington, D.C. Marc Pachter is the director of the National Portrait gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.
Originally recorded 2 sound discs. Reformatted in 2010 as 3 digital wav files. Duration is 1 hr., 44 min.
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.
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Digital versatile discs
June 18, 2009
Scope and Contents:
The presentation documents author and environmentalist Lester Brown, as interviewed by Marc Pachter. Brown discusses the challenges of sustaining civilization. He discusses his influence on the early environmental movement and about solutions to today's environmental problems. Materials consist of digital video, audio CDs, and a DVD.
Biographical / Historical:
Lester Brown is an American authority on environmental subjects, founder of the Worldwatch Institute, and founder and president of the Earth Policy Institut. He has authored numerous books on environmental subjects.
Created by the Jerome and Dorothy Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation, National Museum of American History.
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