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Oral history interview with Anne Rorimer

Interviewee:
Rorimer, Anne  Search this
Interviewer:
Richards, Judith Olch  Search this
Creator:
Elizabeth Murray Oral History of Women in the Visual Arts Project  Search this
Names:
Albright-Knox Art Gallery  Search this
Art Institute of Chicago -- Faculty  Search this
Bryn Mawr College -- Students  Search this
Elizabeth Murray Oral History of Women in the Visual Arts Project  Search this
Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.) -- Employees  Search this
Victoria and Albert Museum  Search this
Acconci, Vito, 1940-  Search this
Asher, Michael  Search this
Broodthaers, Marcel  Search this
Buchloh, B. H. D.  Search this
Buren, Daniel  Search this
Castelli, Leo  Search this
D'Harnoncourt, Anne, 1943-2008  Search this
Geldzahler, Henry  Search this
Graham, Dan, 1942-  Search this
Hale, Robert Beverly, 1901-1985  Search this
Hesse, Eva, 1936-1970  Search this
Kuh, Katharine  Search this
LeWitt, Sol, 1928-2007  Search this
Lippard, Lucy R.  Search this
Lowry, Bates, 1923-  Search this
Maxon, John, 1916-  Search this
Morris, Robert, 1931-2018  Search this
Nauman, Bruce, 1941-  Search this
Newman, Muriel Kallis Steinberg  Search this
Rorimer, James J. (James Joseph), 1905-1966  Search this
Smith, Tony, 1912-1980  Search this
Speyer, A. James  Search this
Stamos, Theodoros, 1922-1997  Search this
Tucker, Marcia  Search this
Wegman, William  Search this
Weiner, Lawrence.  Search this
Extent:
147 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
2010 November 15-16
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Anne Rorimer conducted 2010 November 15-16, by Judith Olch Richards, for the Archives of American Art's Elizabeth Murray Oral History of Women in the Visual Arts project, at Rorimer's home, in Chicago, Illinois.
Rorimer speaks of her family background; her early life and education in New York City; her father, James Rorimer, and his influence as director of the Metropolitan Museum of Art; college life at Bryn Mawr; how she became interested in modern art; her internship at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London after college; her master's degree thesis on Tony Smith; her job as a curator at the Albright-Knox Gallery and then at the Art Institute of Chicago; memorable exhibitions at the AIC throughout the 1970s and early 1980s, including the annual "American Exhibition," "Europe in the Seventies: Aspects of Recent Art," (1977), and "Idea and Image in Recent Art" (1974); her close relationship with Anne D'Harnoncourt; how she left the AIC in 1984 to write, "New Art in the '60s and 70s: Redefining Reality," (2001); her role in acquisitions of contemporary art at the AIC; her thoughts on art education; her work with collectors; the process of getting her book published and reactions to it; her curatorial projects in the 1980s and early 1990s that focused on conceptual art; her relationship with artists like Michael Asher and Daniel Buren; her extensive book collection; her thoughts on being a freelance curator and writer. She recalls Whitney Stoddard, Robert Beverly Hale, Theodoros Stamos, Leo Castelli, Henry Geldzahler, Anne D'Harnoncourt, Renee Marcuse, Bates Lowry, Tony Smith, Marcia Tucker, A. James Speyer, Bruce Nauman, Lawrence Weiner, Vito Acconci, William Wegman, Robert Morris, Lucy R. Lippard, Katharine Kuh, Sol Lewitt, John Maxon, Eva Hesse, Muriel Newman, Judith Kirschner, Dan Graham, Benjamin Buchloh, and Marcel Broodthaers.
Biographical / Historical:
Anne Rorimer (1944-) is a curator and art historian in Chicago, Illinois. Judith Olch Richards (1947-) is a former executive director of iCI in New York, New York.
General:
Originally recorded on 4 memory cards. Reformatted in 2010 as 6 digital wav files. Duration is 5 hr., 36 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.
Occupation:
Authors -- Illinois -- Chicago  Search this
Topic:
Art -- Collectors and collecting  Search this
Art, Modern -- 20th century  Search this
Art historians -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Interviews  Search this
Conceptual art  Search this
Curators -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.rorime10
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-rorime10

Oral history interview with Susanne Ghez

Interviewee:
Ghez, Susanne  Search this
Interviewer:
Richards, Judith Olch  Search this
Creator:
Elizabeth Murray Oral History of Women in the Visual Arts Project  Search this
Names:
David and Alfred Smart Museum of Art  Search this
Elizabeth Murray Oral History of Women in the Visual Arts Project  Search this
University of Chicago. Renaissance Society  Search this
Enwezor, Okwui  Search this
Flood, Richard G., 1949-  Search this
Paschke, Ed  Search this
Reid, Katharine Lee  Search this
Rorimer, Anne  Search this
Spector, Buzz  Search this
Extent:
4 Items (Sound recording, master: 4 memory cards (4 hr., 53 min.), secure digital, 1.25 in.)
84 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
2011 Jan. 25-26
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Susanne Ghez conducted 2011 Jan. 25 and 26, by Judith Olch Richards, for the Archives of American Art's Elizabeth Murray Oral History of Women in the Visual Arts project, at the Renaissance Society, in Chicago, Ill.
Ghez discusses her work for the Renaissance Society in Chicago; the Renaissance Society's involvement with European artists; taking risks; the importance of "programming first"; attention to Chicago area artists; a mix of local, national, and international programming; complementary programming with the Smart Museum of Art; audiences; the relationship between the Renaissance Center and the University of Chicago; installation issues; improved outreach to students; working on "Documenta 11," including the experience of co-curating with Okwui Enwezor and travelling to visit artists; exhibitions coming out of the "Documenta experience"; changes in curatorial practices; recommendations for aspiring curators; her retirement and succession plans; projects as an independent curator; art collectors in Chicago; serving on advisory committees; organizing thematic exhibitions; the importance of "belief" and "trust," and other topics. She recalls Anne Rorimer, Richard Flood, Buzz Spector, Katharine Lee Reid, James Coleman, Benjamin Buchloh, Ed Paschke, and others.
Biographical / Historical:
Susanne Ghez (1937- ) is a museum director at the Renaissance Society in Chicago, Ill. Judith Olch Richards (1947- ) is former executive director of iCI 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 administrators.
Topic:
Art -- Collectors and collecting -- Illinois -- Chicago  Search this
Arts administrators -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Interviews  Search this
Curators -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Interviews  Search this
Museum directors -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.ghez11
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-ghez11

Oral history interview with Anne Rorimer, 2010 November 15-16

Interviewee:
Rorimer, Anne, 1944-  Search this
Interviewer:
Richards, Judith Olch, 1947-  Search this
Subject:
Acconci, Vito  Search this
Asher, Michael  Search this
Broodthaers, Marcel  Search this
Buchloh, B. H. D.  Search this
Buren, Daniel  Search this
Castelli, Leo  Search this
D'Harnoncourt, Anne  Search this
Geldzahler, Henry  Search this
Graham, Dan  Search this
Hesse, Eva  Search this
Hale, Robert Beverly  Search this
Kuh, Katharine  Search this
Lippard, Lucy R.  Search this
LeWitt, Sol  Search this
Lowry, Bates  Search this
Maxon, John  Search this
Morris, Robert  Search this
Nauman, Bruce  Search this
Newman, Muriel Kallis Steinberg  Search this
Rorimer, James J. (James Joseph)  Search this
Smith, Tony  Search this
Speyer, A. James  Search this
Stamos, Theodoros  Search this
Tucker, Marcia  Search this
Wegman, William  Search this
Weiner, Lawrence.  Search this
Albright-Knox Art Gallery  Search this
Art Institute of Chicago  Search this
Bryn Mawr College  Search this
Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Victoria and Albert Museum  Search this
Elizabeth Murray Oral History of Women in the Visual Arts Project  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Art -- Collectors and collecting  Search this
Art, Modern -- 20th century  Search this
Art historians -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Interviews  Search this
Conceptual art  Search this
Curators -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)15880
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)295421
AAA_collcode_rorime10
Theme:
Women
Chicago's Art-Related Archival Materials: A Terra Foundation Resource
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_295421
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Susanne Ghez, 2011 Jan. 25-26

Interviewee:
Ghez, Susanne, 1937-  Search this
Interviewer:
Richards, Judith Olch, 1947-  Search this
Subject:
Enwezor, Okwui  Search this
Flood, Richard G.  Search this
Paschke, Ed  Search this
Reid, Katharine Lee  Search this
Rorimer, Anne  Search this
Spector, Buzz  Search this
David and Alfred Smart Museum of Art  Search this
University of Chicago  Search this
Elizabeth Murray Oral History of Women in the Visual Arts Project  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Art -- Collectors and collecting -- Illinois -- Chicago  Search this
Arts administrators -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Interviews  Search this
Curators -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Interviews  Search this
Museum directors -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)15916
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)297010
AAA_collcode_ghez11
Theme:
Women
Chicago's Art-Related Archival Materials: A Terra Foundation Resource
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_297010

Michael Asher : George Washington at the Art Institute of Chicago, 1979 and 2005 / Whitney Moeller and Anne Rorimer ; with an introduction by James Rondeau

Author:
Moeller, Whitney  Search this
Asher, Michael  Search this
Rorimer, Anne  Search this
Art Institute of Chicago  Search this
Subject:
Asher, Michael  Search this
Houdon, Jean Antoine 1741-1828 George Washington  Search this
Washington, George 1732-1799 Statues  Search this
Physical description:
96 p. : ill., facsims. ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
2006
C2006
Call number:
N6537.A8 A4 2006
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_811681

New art in the 60s and 70s : redefining reality / Anne Rorimer

Author:
Rorimer, Anne  Search this
Physical description:
304 p. : ill ; 25 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
2004
2001
Topic:
Conceptual art--History  Search this
Conceptual art--Social aspects  Search this
Call number:
N6494.C63 R67 2004
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_821288

New art in the 60s and 70s : redefining reality / Anne Rorimer

Author:
Rorimer, Anne  Search this
Physical description:
304 p. : ill. ; 26 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
2001
Topic:
Conceptual art--History  Search this
Conceptual art--Social aspects  Search this
Call number:
N6494.C63 R67 2001
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_616396

Contemporary still life, October 6-26, 1974 / the Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago

Author:
Rorimer, Anne  Search this
University of Chicago Renaissance Society  Search this
Physical description:
16 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
1974
[1974?]
20th century
Topic:
Still-life in art  Search this
Still-life painting  Search this
Still-life photography  Search this
Call number:
ND2291 .C66 1974
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_640714

The Refco collection / with an introduction by Judith Russi Kirshner and essays by Eleanor Heartney, Anne Rorimer, and James Yood ; organized by Adam Brooks ; edited by Sue Taylor

Author:
Refco Group  Search this
Heartney, Eleanor 1954-  Search this
Rorimer, Anne  Search this
Yood, James  Search this
Brooks, Adam  Search this
Taylor, Sue 1949-  Search this
Subject:
Refco Group Art collections Catalogs  Search this
Physical description:
195 p. : col. ill. ; 23 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Catalogs
Place:
Illinois
Chicago
Date:
1990
C1990
20th century
Topic:
Art, Modern  Search this
Art--Private collections  Search this
Call number:
N6488.5.R43 R44 1990
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_646525

Art at the Armory : occupied territory / organized by Beryl J. Wright ; with essays by Robert Bruegmann, Anne Rorimer, and Beryl J. Wright, and contributions by Staci Boris and Nadine Wasserman

Author:
Wright, Beryl J  Search this
Bruegmann, Robert  Search this
Rorimer, Anne  Search this
Museum of Contemporary Art (Chicago, Ill.)  Search this
Physical description:
137, [1] p. : ill. (some col.) ; 28 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
United States
Date:
1992
C1992
20th century
Topic:
Installations (Art)  Search this
Art, American  Search this
Call number:
N6512.5.I56 A77 1992X
N6512.5.I56A77 1992X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_444721

Michael Asher : [exhibition] the Renaissance Society, University of Chicago, January 21-March 4, 1990

Author:
Asher, Michael  Search this
Pelzer, Birgit  Search this
Rorimer, Anne  Search this
University of Chicago Renaissance Society  Search this
Subject:
Asher, Michael Exhibitions  Search this
Physical description:
1 v. (unpaged) : ill. ; 23 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1990
[1990]
Call number:
N40.1.A82 U58 1990
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_464727

Reconsidering the object of art : 1965-1975 / Ann Goldstein and Anne Rorimer ; with essays by Lucy R. Lippard, Stephen Melville, Jeff Wall

Author:
Goldstein, Ann  Search this
Rorimer, Anne  Search this
Wall, Jeff 1946-  Search this
Lippard, Lucy R  Search this
Melville, Stephen W  Search this
Museum of Contemporary Art (Los Angeles, Calif.)  Search this
Physical description:
335 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 28 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
1995
C1995
20th century
Topic:
Conceptual art  Search this
Art, Modern  Search this
Call number:
N6494.C63 G66 1995
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_488195

Drawings by William Mulready. [Catalogue of drawings in the Victoria and Albert Museum. by] Anne Rorimer

Author:
Mulready, William 1786-1863  Search this
Rorimer, Anne  Search this
Victoria and Albert Museum  Search this
Subject:
Mulready, William 1786-1863  Search this
Physical description:
173p. illus.,ports. 25cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1972
Call number:
N40.1.M956x R7
N40.1.M956xR7
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_34294

Michael Asher : Kunsthalle Bern, 1992 / Anne Rorimer

Title:
Kunsthalle Bern, 1992
Author:
Rorimer, Anne  Search this
Subject:
Asher, Michael Criticism and interpretation  Search this
Asher, Michael Kunsthalle Bern, 1992  Search this
Physical description:
116 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 22 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
2012
Topic:
Conceptual art  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1020927

Ian Wilson, the discussions / [concept, Christiane Berndes, Charles Esche, Jan Mot, Ian Wilson ; authors, Chantal Kleinmeulman, Anne Rorimer]

Author:
Berndes, Christiane  Search this
Kleinmeulman, Chantal  Search this
Rorimer, Anne  Search this
Stedelijk Van Abbemuseum  Search this
Museu d'Art Contemporani (Barcelona, Spain)  Search this
Musée d'art moderne et contemporain (Geneva, Switzerland)  Search this
Subject:
Wilson, Ian 1940-  Search this
Wilson, Ian 1940-  Search this
Physical description:
189 p. ; 27 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
2008
C2008
Topic:
Conceptual art  Search this
Conversation in art  Search this
Call number:
N6797.W556 A35 2008
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_919124

Contemporary collecting : the Judith Neisser collection, minimal and postminimal innovation / James Rondeau ; with an essay by Anne Rorimer

Title:
Judith Neisser collection, minimal and postminimal innovation
Author:
Rondeau, James  Search this
Rorimer, Anne  Search this
Druick, Douglas W  Search this
Art Institute of Chicago  Search this
Subject:
Neisser, Judith Art collections  Search this
Physical description:
160 p. : col. ill. ; 25 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
Illinois
Chicago
Date:
2011
C2011
Topic:
Minimal art  Search this
Conceptual art  Search this
Art--Private collections  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_968523

Light years : conceptual art and the photograph, 1964-1977 / [edited by Matthew S. Witkovsky ; with essays by Mark Godfrey ... [et al.

Title:
Conceptual art and the photograph, 1964-1977
Author:
Witkovsky, Matthew S. 1967-  Search this
Godfrey, Mark (Mark Benjamin)  Search this
Kelsey, Robin Earle  Search this
Rorimer, Anne  Search this
Ruppersberg, Allen 1944-  Search this
Sergio, Giuliano  Search this
Shannon, Joshua 1972-  Search this
Art Institute of Chicago  Search this
Physical description:
264 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 31 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
2011
C2011
20th century
Topic:
Conceptual art  Search this
Photography, Artistic--History  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_977351

State of mind : new California art circa 1970 / Constance M. Lewallen and Karen Moss ; with additional essays by Julia Bryan-Wilson and Anne Rorimer

Author:
Lewallen, Constance  Search this
Moss, Karen  Search this
Bryan-Wilson, Julia  Search this
Rorimer, Anne  Search this
Orange County Museum of Art (Calif.)  Search this
Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive  Search this
Pacific Film Archive  Search this
Pacific Standard Time (Exhibition)  Search this
Physical description:
xi, 281 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
California
Date:
2011
C2011
20th century
Topic:
Conceptual art  Search this
Art, American  Search this
Art, Modern  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_986125

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