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Horae Beatea Mariae Virginies, secundum usum Romanae Curiae / Holy Hours of the Virgin Mary, according to the Ritual of the Roman Curie

Medium:
pen and ink, brush and washes, gold on parchment. Bound in red cover of Morocco leather
Type:
miniatures
illuminated manuscript
Object Name:
illuminated manuscript
Made in:
Flanders
Tourraine, France
Date:
1470–80
Accession Number:
1962-12-1
See more items in:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_1962-12-1

Oral history interview with Fred A. Myers

Interviewee:
Myers, Fred A.  Search this
Interviewer:
Barrie, Dennis  Search this
Extent:
62 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1976 May 27-Aug. 10
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Fred A. Myers conducted 1976 May 27-Aug. 10, by Dennis Barrie, for the Archives of American Art.
Biographical / Historical:
Fred A. Myers (1937-) is a museum director for the Thomas Gilcrease Institute of American History and Art in Tulsa, Okla.
General:
Originally recorded on 2 sound tape reels. Reformatted in 2010 as 4 digital wav files. Duration is 2 hrs., 56 min.
Provenance:
This interview is part of the Archives' 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:
Art, American  Search this
Museum directors -- Oklahoma -- Tulsa -- Interviews  Search this
Function:
Art museums -- Oklahoma -- Tulsa
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.myers76
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-myers76

Oral history interview with Olav Hammarstrom

Interviewee:
Hammarstrom, Olav, 1906-2002  Search this
Interviewer:
Brown, Robert F.  Search this
Names:
Architects Collaborative, Inc.  Search this
Massachusetts Institute of Technology -- Faculty  Search this
Yale University -- Faculty  Search this
Aalto, Alvar, 1898-1976  Search this
Roche, Kevin  Search this
Saarinen, Eero, 1910-1961  Search this
Saarinen, Eliel, 1873-1950  Search this
Extent:
146 Pages (Transcript)
9 Items (Sound recording: 9 sound files (6 hr., 14 min.), digital, wav)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Interviews
Sound recordings
Date:
1982 October 21-1983 March 10
Scope and Contents:
Interview of Olav Hammarstrom, conducted by Robert F. Brown for the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, in Wellfleet, Massachusetts, on October 21, 1982, December 16, 1982, and March 10, 1983.
Hammarstrom speaks of his architectural education in Helsinki; his wartime and post-war experience with pre-fabricated building and town planning; his work as assistant to Alvar Aalto on the construction of a dormitory at M.I.T.; his work as a member of Eero Saarinen's firm; his experiences as a teacher at Yale and M.I.T.; his work as a draftsman and project manager for the Architect's Collaborative in Cambridge; and private, ecclesiastical and residential design in architecture. Hammarstrom also recalls Alvar Aalto, the Saarinens, Kevin Roche, and others.
Biographical / Historical:
Olav Hammarstrom (1906-2002) was an architect and designer.
General:
Originally recorded on 5 audio cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 9 digital wav files. Duration is 6 hr., 14 min.
Provenance:
These interviews are 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:
Architects -- Massachusetts -- Interviews  Search this
Architecture -- Massachusetts  Search this
Architecture -- Study and teaching  Search this
City planning -- Massachusetts  Search this
Designers -- Massachusetts -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Identifier:
AAA.hammar82
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-hammar82

Oral history interview with Robert Gwathmey

Interviewee:
Gwathmey, Robert, 1903-1988  Search this
Interviewer:
Cummings, Paul  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound tape reel (Sound recording: (4 hours), 7 in.)
72 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sound tape reels
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1968 Mar. 5
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Robert Gwathmey conducted 1968 Mar. 5, by Paul Cummings, for the Archives of American Art.
Biographical / Historical:
Robert Gwathmey (1903-1988) was a painter from Amagansett, N.Y.
Provenance:
This interview is part of the Archives' 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:
Art, American  Search this
Painters -- New York (State) -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.gwathm68
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-gwathm68

Oral history interview with Tatyana Grosman

Interviewee:
Grosman, Tatyana, 1904-1982  Search this
Interviewer:
Cummings, Paul  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound tape reel (Sound recording (1 hour), 7 in.)
48 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sound tape reels
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1970 Mar. 31
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Tatyana Grosman conducted 1970 Mar. 31, by Paul Cummings, for the Archives of American Art.
Biographical / Historical:
Tatyana Grosman (1904-1982) was an art patron from New York, N.Y.
Provenance:
This interview is part of the Archives' 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.
Restrictions:
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Art patronage  Search this
Art patrons -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.grosma70
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-grosma70

Oral history interview with Alden Mason

Interviewee:
Mason, Alden, 1919-  Search this
Interviewer:
Harrington, LaMar, 1917-2005  Search this
Names:
Anderson, Fred  Search this
Tobey, Mark  Search this
Extent:
4 Sound cassettes (Sound recording)
94 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sound cassettes
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1984 Jan. 13-Feb. 21
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Alden Mason conducted 1984 Jan. 13-1984 Feb. 21, by LaMar Harrington, for the Archives of American Art's Northwest Oral History Project, at the artist's home in Seattle, Wash.
Mason speaks of his family background; early interests; his educational background at the University of Washington; his friendship with Fred Anderson; the development of his interest in art; teaching at the University of Washington; his students; his participation in the Artists' Gallery (Seattle, Wash.); the Northwest arts community and some of the artists, dealers and galleries involved in it; his exhibitions; his methods and style; his mural in the Washington State Senate chambers; and his philosophy.
Biographical / Historical:
Alden Mason (1919-2013) was a painter in Seattle, Wash.
General:
Originally recorded on 4 sound cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 7 digital wav files. Duration is 4 hrs., 54 min.
Provenance:
This interview is part of the Archives' Northwest Oral History Project, begun in 1982 to document the Northwest artistic community through interviews with painters, sculptors, craftsmen, educators, curators, and others, in Oregon, Washington and Montana.
Restrictions:
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
Topic:
Artists -- Northwestern States -- Interviews  Search this
Art, Modern -- Northwestern States  Search this
Art, American -- Northwestern States  Search this
Painters -- Washington (State) -- Seattle -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.mason84
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-mason84

Oral history interview with Diana Crane

Interviewee:
Crane, Diana, 1946-  Search this
Interviewer:
Karlstrom, Paul J.  Search this
Names:
Adams, Mark, 1925-2006  Search this
Brown, William Theo, 1919-2012  Search this
Cook, Gordon  Search this
Farr, Charles Griffin, 1908-  Search this
Thiebaud, Wayne  Search this
Van Hoesen, Beth, 1926-2010  Search this
Extent:
33 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1983 April 12
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Diana Crane conducted 1983 April 12, by Paul Karlstrom, for the Archives of American Art.
Crane speaks of her background and education; the beginning of her career as an artist's model; her interests in filmmaking and serigraphy; her first teaching job; posing for Mark Adams, Beth Van Hoesen, Wayne Thiebaud, William Theoophilus Brown, Gordon Cook, and Charles Griffin Farr; erotic aspects of nude modeling; the effect of her work upon her personal life; her self-portraiture; her photographic work.
Biographical / Historical:
Diana Crane (1946-) is a photographer and artist's model from San Francisco, California.
General:
Originally recorded on 2 sound cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 3 digital wav file. Duration is 1 hr., 34 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 others.
Occupation:
Artists' models -- California -- San Francisco  Search this
Topic:
Nude in art  Search this
Artists' models -- San Francisco, California -- Interviews  Search this
Photographers -- California -- San Francisco -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.crane83
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-crane83

Oral history interview with Martha Wilson

Interviewee:
Wilson, Martha, 1947-  Search this
Interviewer:
Zapol, Liza, 1978-  Search this
Extent:
8 Items (sound files (5 hr.,4 min.), digital, wav)
88 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
2017 May 17-18
Scope and Contents:
An interview with Martha Wilson conducted 2017 May 17-18, by Liza Zapol, for the Archives of American Art at Wilson's home, in Brooklyn, New York.
Wilson speaks of growing up in Philadelphia area on a houseboat; moving to Newtown, Pennsylvania to live with her grandparents; her Pennsylvania Quaker upbringing, philosophy and family lineage; her experiences rejecting Quakerism as a teenager; her school and camp experiences; her mother's background as an artist; the history of Native Americans in Newtown; her father's family, character, and sexual abuse; her studies in Nova Scotia and her transition from studying English Literature to her inclusion at Nova Scotia College of Art and Design (NSCAD); her early works, such as Breast Forms Permutated, and her drag pieces; the treatment of women at NSCAD and her identification as a feminist performance artist, inclusion in c. 7500 and relationship to Lucy Lippard; using her body in Conceptual Art; the influence of Erving Goffman in her understanding of performance; moving to New York; her interest and work in performance art and Artists' Books; decision to move to New York; working in publishing and learning organizational systems; the founding of Franklin Furnace; her home and real estate conflicts in Brooklyn and protesting the Atlantic Yards Barclay Center development in Brooklyn; the development of Tribeca in 1976 and collaboration with other art spaces. Spreading of the arts spaces to East Village and Chelsea in the early 1980s; the management of Franklin Furnace as an extension of her artistic career; the creation of Disband and their collaborative; the creation of her political characters: Alexander Plague, Nancy Reagan, Barbara Bush, Tipper Gore, Donald Trump; the way she approaches characters; audience reactions; the decision to go virtual with Franklin Furnace, and conflict with the board; being a member of the Guerrilla Girls; the use of humor; the process of working by concensus; the conflicts within the Guerrilla Girls about hierarchy, race, debates about mission of the Guerrilla Girls; her performance as Michelle Obama; institutional and NEA responses to Franklin Furnace in the 1970s and 1980s; the professionalization of the arts spaces; the "NEA Four" and fighting for freedom of expression; the lineage of Performance Art and the lineage of the avant-garde; her son's birth and meeting her partner; current work of Franklin Furnace at Pratt.Wilson also recalls: Simone Forti, David Askevold, Vito Acconci, Margaret Kaplan, Printed Matter, Exit Art, Diane Torr, Barbara Kruger, Jacki Apple, among others.
Biographical / Historical:
Interviewee Martha Wilson (1947- ) is a performance artist and administrator of the Franklin Furnace archive based in Brooklyn, New York. Interviewer Liza Zapol (1978- ) is an oral historian at the Archives of American Art.
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:
Arts administrators -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Performance artists -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.wilson17
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-wilson17

Oral history interview with Anne Wilson

Interviewee:
Wilson, Anne, 1949-  Search this
Interviewer:
Riedel, Mija, 1958-  Search this
Creator:
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Names:
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Extent:
98 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
2012 July 6-7
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Anne Wilson conducted 2012 July 6 and 7, by Mija Riedel, for the Archives of American Art's Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America, at Wilson's home, in Evanston, Illinois.
Biographical / Historical:
Interviewee Anne Wilson (1949- ) is a fiber artist and installation artist in Chicago, Illinois. Interviewer Mija Riedel (1958- ) is an independent scholar in San Francisco, California.
General:
Originally recorded as 7 sound files. Duration is 5 hr., 15 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:
For information on how to access this interview contact Reference Services.
Topic:
Fiber artists -- Illinois -- Interviews.  Search this
Women artists -- Illinois -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.wilson12
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-wilson12

Oral history interview with John Wilmerding

Interviewee:
Wilmerding, John  Search this
Interviewer:
Lyon, Christopher  Search this
Extent:
7 Items (sound files (6 hr., 12 min.) Audio, digital, wav)
82 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
2018 March 19-20
Scope and Contents:
An interview with John Wilmerding conducted 2018 March 19-20, by Christopher Lyon, for the Archives of American Art, at Wilmerding's home in New York, New York.
Wilmerding speaks of the indirect influence of his grandmother Electra Webb; his initial exposure to art history as a freshman at Harvard; the stigma against specializing in American art history that he encountered at Harvard; his undergraduate thesis work on the marine paintings of Fitz Henry Lane; starting his art collection in the early 1960s; the generation of American art historians with whom he attended graduate school at Harvard; early teaching experiences at Dartmouth; composing the "Pelican History of American Art;" his decision to become a senior curator at the National Gallery; the beginning of his interdisciplinary scholarship in an American Studies context; early curatorial experiences; his work as deputy director of the National Gallery; his decision to take a professorship at Princeton; organizing the Andrew Wyeth "Helga" exhibition and catalogue for the National Gallery; developing relationships with collectors and lenders while at the National Gallery; composing "Compass and Clock" and "Signs of the Artist: Signatures and Self-Expression in American Painting" after affiliating with Princeton's American Studies program; organizing an exhibition and promised gift of his personal 19th-century collection for the National Gallery; beginning to collect Pop art; the beginnings of his writings on 20th-century American artists; organizing "The Pop Object: The Still Life Tradition in Pop Art" with Acquavella Gallery and Rizzoli; working with Alice Walton to create the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art; and the personal meaning he has derived from teaching. Wilmerding also recalls Vincent Scully, John Coolidge, Seymour Slive, Benjamin Rowland, Henry-Russell Hitchcock, Maxim Karolik, Alfred Mansfield Brooks, Theodore Stebbins, Barbara Novak, Charlie Childs, Stuart Feld, David Huntington, Jules Prown, Carter Brown, James Cox, Robert Rosenblum, Wanda Corn, Paul Gottlieb, Leonard Andrews, Paul and Bunny Mellon, Richard Estes, Allan Stone, Robert Indiana, Tom Wesselmann, Ralph Lerner, Moshe Safdie, Neil Rudenstine, Philippe de Montebello, Leon Black, Max Anderson, Kathy Foster, Rebecca Zurier, Franklin Kelly, Carter Cleveland
Biographical / Historical:
John Wilmerding (1938- ) is an art historian and curator in New York, New York. Christopher Lyon (1949- ) is a writer in Brooklyn, New York.
Related Materials:
The Archives of American Art also holds Wilmerding's thesis (B.A.) "Fitz Hugh Lane: American marine painter, 1804-1865," Harvard University, 1960.
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 audio recording is restricted. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Occupation:
Art historians -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Topic:
Art -- Collectors and collecting -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Curators -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.wilmer18
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-wilmer18

Oral history interview with Neil Williams

Interviewee:
Williams, Neil Norman, 1959-  Search this
Creator:
Riedel, Mija, 1958-  Search this
Viola Frey Oral History Project  Search this
Names:
Viola Frey Oral History Project  Search this
Extent:
5 Items (sound files (4 hr., 9 min.), digital, wav)
101 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
2014 June 5-6
Scope and Contents:
An interview with Neil N. Williams conducted 2014 June 5-6, by Mija Riedel, for the Archives of American Art's Viola Frey Oral History Project, at William's home and studio in Auburn, California.
Biographical / Historical:
Interviewee Neil Williams (1959- ) is an artist from Auburn, California. Interviewer Mija Riedel (1958- ) is an independent scholar and writer in San Francisco, California. Williams was Viola Frey's studio assistant.
General:
Originally recorded as 5 sound files. Duration is 4 hr., 9 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 audio recording is restricted. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Topic:
Artists -- California -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.willia14
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-willia14

Oral history interview with Robert Whitman

Interviewee:
Whitman, Robert  Search this
Interviewer:
Lyon, Christopher  Search this
Extent:
6 Items (sound files (4 hrs., 33 min.) Audio, digital, wav)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
2019 Oct. 21-Nov.4
Scope and Contents:
An interview with Robert Whitman conducted 2019 October 21-Nov. 4, by Christopher Lyon, for the Archives of American Art, at Whitman's home in Warwick, N.Y.
Biographical / Historical:
Interviewee Robert Whitman (1935- ) is an artist in New York N.Y. He is well-known for creating Happenings. Interviewer Christopher Lyon (1949- ) is a writer in Brooklyn, N.Y.
Related Materials:
The Archives of American Art also holds the papers of First name Last name.
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:
For information on how to access this interview contact Reference Services.
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.whitma19
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-whitma19

Oral history interview with Doug Wheeler

Interviewee:
Wheeler, Doug, 1939-  Search this
Interviewer:
Drohojowska-Philp, Hunter  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (Sound recording: (5 hrs., 40 min.) digital, wav)
146 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
2017 April 4
Scope and Contents:
An interview with Doug Wheeler conducted 2017 April 4, by Hunter Drohojowska-Philp, for the Archives of American Art, at Drohojowska-Philp's home, in Los Angeles, California.
Doug Wheeler discusses his 2017 exhibition at the Guggenheim Museum in New York City, PSAD Synthetic Desert III; his relationship with the art dealer Doug Chrismas and the art collector Giuseppe Panza di Biumo; his residency in Boissano, Italy, and time there with his wife, Bridget Johnson; the impact of his experiences while flying in small airplanes and spending time in isolated desert environments on his sense of aesthetics and his art; his time at the Chouinard Art Institute as a student of Emerson Woelffer; his original interest in studying commercial art; his interactions with Robert Irwin and James Turrell. Wheeler also describes growing up in Globe, Arizona, Phoenix, and Los Angeles, and the early divorce of his parents; his father's career as a doctor in Arizona who flew airplanes to his patients, and his early exposure to flying; his time as a youngster working on ranches and spending time with other families; his experiences as a troublemaker in a social club at University High School in Los Angeles in the 1950s; working as a mechanical draftsman at Douglas Aircraft; his show with Larry Bell and Robert Irwin at the Tate Gallery, London, in 1970; his 2012-2016 installations at the David Zwirner gallery; his time away from the art world and work as a Hollywood screenwriter; his relocation to northern New Mexico, and the critical response to the Guggenheim PSAD Synthetic Desert III show. Wheeler also recalls Bill Moore, Larry Bell, Nancy Harrington, Billy Al Bengston, John Altoon, Ed Ruscha, Ed Reep, Edwin Shneidman, Edy de Wilde as well as Coosje van Bruggen, Robert Graham, Leo Castelli, Irving Blum, Riko Mizuno, Christophe de Menil, Julia Brown, Hugh Davies, Dan Flavin among others.
Biographical / Historical:
Doug Wheeler (1939- ) is an artist working with light, space, and sound in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Interviewer Hunter Drohojowska-Philp is an art critic and writer in Beverly Hills, California.
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:
Online access to this interview transcript is restricted. Access to the audio is restricted. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Topic:
Artists -- New Mexico -- Santa Fe -- Interviews  Search this
Installations (Art)  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.wheele17
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-wheele17

Oral history interview with Frederick Weston

Interviewee:
Weston, Frederick, 1946-  Search this
Interviewer:
Kerr, Theodore  Search this
Names:
Visual Arts and the AIDS Epidemic: An Oral History Project  Search this
Extent:
4 Items (sound files (5 hrs., 28 min.), digital, wav)
130 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Interviews
Sound recordings
Date:
2016 August 31-September 5
Scope and Contents:
An interview with Frederick Weston, conducted 2016 August 31 and September 5, by Theodore Kerr, for the Archives of American Art's Visual Arts and the AIDS Epidemic: An Oral History Project, at Weston's home in New York, N.Y.
Weston speaks of his childhood in Detroit; early understandings of his gender; attending Ferris State University in Michigan; moving to New York in 1973; New York nightclub culture before the AIDS crisis; studying at FIT and working in the fashion industry; beginning to consider himself an artist in the late 1990s after years of collage work in street settings; being diagnosed with HIV in the mid-1990s; imbuing his art with his personal experience; his body of work in photography, installations, and poetry; his health care and regiment since being diagnosed with HIV; evolutions in his personal outlook since being diagnosed; the trajectory of his sex life from adolescence; moving into his current apartment in Chelsea; and reflections on America's racial situation. Weston also recalls Claude Payne, Apollonia, Billy Blair, Stephanie Crawford, Franz Renard Smith, Dr. Joseph Sonnabend, Bruce Benderson, and others.
Biographical / Historical:
Interviewer Frederick Weston (1946- ) is a multimedia artist in New York, N.Y. Interviewee Theodore Kerr (1979- ) is a writer and organizer 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:
AIDS (Disease) and the arts  Search this
Artists -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Multimedia (Art)  Search this
African American artists  Search this
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Identifier:
AAA.weston16
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-weston16

Oral history interview with Nina von Eckardt

Interviewee:
von Eckardt, Nina, 1940-  Search this
Creator:
Berman, Avis  Search this
Names:
Leo Castelli Gallery  Search this
Extent:
109 Pages (Trasncript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
2012 July 31-August 13
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Nina von Eckardt conducted 2012 July 31 and August 13, by Avis Berman, for the Archives of American Art, at von Eckardt's home, in West New York, N.J.
Biographical / Historical:
Nina von Eckardt (1940- ) worked as Leo Castelli's secretary at Leo Castelli Gallery and lives in West New York, N.J. Avis Berman (1949- ) is an art historian and author in New York, N.Y.
General:
Originally recorded as 4 sound files. Duration is 5 hr., 56 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.
Topic:
Arts administrators -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.voneck12
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-voneck12

Oral history interview with Mia Westerlund Roosen

Interviewee:
Roosen, Mia Westerlund, 1942-  Search this
Interviewer:
Berman, Avis  Search this
Extent:
4 Items (Sound recording, master: 4 sound files (5 hr., 30 min.), digital, WMA)
136 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
2012 June 18-July 3
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Mia Westerlund Roosen conducted 2012 June 18 and July 3, by Avis Berman, for the Archives of American Art, at Westerlund Roosen's home, in Buskirk, N.Y.
Biographical / Historical:
Mia Westerlund Roosen (1942- ) is a sculptor in Buskirk, N.Y. Avis Berman (1949- ) is an art historian and author 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.
Rights:
Permission to reproduce for purposes of publication must be obtained from Mia Westerlund Roosen.
Topic:
Women artists -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Sculptors -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.wester12
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-wester12

Oral history interview with Lawrence Weiner

Interviewee:
Weiner, Lawrence, 1942-  Search this
Interviewer:
Zapol, Liza, 1978-  Search this
Extent:
6 Items (sound files (4 hrs.,16 min.) Audio, digital, wav)
86 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
2019 Mar. 25-28
Scope and Contents:
An interview with Lawrence Weiner conducted 2019 March 25 and 28, by Liza Zapol, for the Archives of American Art at Weiner's home and studio, in Greenwich Village, New York, N.Y.
Biographical / Historical:
Interviewee Lawrence Weiner (1942- ) is a conceptual artist based in New York. Interviewer Liza Zapol (1978- ) is the Robert and Arlene Kogod Secretarial Scholar in Oral History at the Archives of American Art.
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.weiner19
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-weiner19

Oral history interview with James C. Welling

Interviewee:
Welling, James  Search this
Creator:
Gillespie, Benjamin, 1988-  Search this
Names:
Pandemic Oral History Project  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (23 min., digital, mp3)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Interviews
Sound recordings
Date:
2020 June 22
Scope and Contents:
An interview with James C. Welling conducted 2020 June 22, by Benjamin Gillespie for the Archives of American Art's Pandemic Oral History Project at Welling's home in New York, New York.
Biographical / Historical:
James C. Welling (1951 - ) is a photographer in New York, New York. Welling is known for his abstract, conceptual, and experimental processes.
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 interview is open for research.
Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its Oral History Program interviews available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. Quotation, reproduction and publication of the audio is governed by restrictions. If an interview has been transcribed, researchers must quote from the transcript. If an interview has not been transcribed, researchers must quote from the audio recording. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Occupation:
Photographers -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Topic:
Pandemics  Search this
COVID-19 (Disease)  Search this
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Identifier:
AAA.wellin20
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-wellin20
Online Media:

Oral history interview with James Wentzy

Interviewee:
Wentzy, James  Search this
Interviewer:
Carr, C.  Search this
Names:
ACT UP (Organization)  Search this
ACT UP New York (Organization)  Search this
Southern Illinois University (System) -- Students  Search this
Visual Arts and the AIDS Epidemic: An Oral History Project  Search this
Arena, Tony  Search this
Brown, Arch  Search this
Buckingham, David  Search this
Carlomusto, Jean  Search this
Dee, James, 1950-  Search this
Ellis, Darrel  Search this
Farber, Robert, 1948-1995  Search this
Heiss, Alanna  Search this
Maletta, Lou  Search this
Moore, Patrick, 1962-  Search this
Santinire, Vincent  Search this
Schnabel, John  Search this
Tam, Ho, 1962-  Search this
Extent:
15 Items (Sound recording: 15 sound files (5 hr., 13 min.), digital, wav)
164 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Interviews
Sound recordings
Date:
2017 January 23-March 31
Scope and Contents:
An interview with James Wentzy, conducted 2017 January 23-March 31, by Cynthia Carr, for the Archives of American Art's Visual Arts and the AIDS Epidemic: An Oral History Project, at Wentzy's home and studio in New York, New York.
Wentzy speaks of his childhood in South Dakota; studying filmmaking at Southern Illinois University; moving to New York and shooting commercial films in the late 1970s; working and homesteading in the photography studio of James Dee; the beginning of the AIDS crisis; being diagnosed with HIV in 1990; his participation in and extensive documentation of ACT UP meetings, actions, and demonstrations; his place in the genealogy of AIDS activism; and his body of film and television work. Wentzy also recalls Darrel Ellis, Alanna Heiss, Arch Brown, James Dee, Robert Farber, Ho Tam, John Schnabel, Patrick Moore, Lou Maletta, Tony Arena, Vincent Satinire, David Buckingham, Jean Carlomusto, and others.
Biographical / Historical:
James Wentzy (1952- ) is a cinematographer, documentary filmmaker, and artist in New York, New York. Cynthia Carr (1950- ) is a writer in New York, New York.
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:
Cinematographers  Search this
Topic:
AIDS activists  Search this
AIDS (Disease) and the arts  Search this
Artists -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Filmmakers -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Motion pictures -- Production and direction -- Study and teaching  Search this
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Identifier:
AAA.wentzy17
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-wentzy17

Oral history interview with Jack Waters

Interviewee:
Waters, Jack  Search this
Interviewer:
Fialho, Alex, 1989-  Search this
Names:
Visual Arts and the AIDS Epidemic: An Oral History Project  Search this
Waters, Jack  Search this
Extent:
4 Items (sound files (5 hr., 59 min.) Audio, digital, wav)
72 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Interviews
Date:
2018 February 21-22
Scope and Contents:
An interview with Jack Waters, conducted 2018 February 21 and 22, by Alex Fialho, for the Archives of American Art's Visual Arts and the AIDS Epidemic: An Oral History Project, at the Visual AIDS office in New York, New York.
Waters speaks of his early exposure to the arts through his family and their frequent visitors and boarders; the beginnings of his political consciousness, race consciousness, sex consciousness, and self-identity during the 1960s; his dance education at the Miquon School in Philadelphia; teaching at Miquon after briefly dancing in California; his dance and choreography education at the Julliard School and the Ailey School; his experience of the Lower East Side in the 1980s; the genesis and development of the Performing On One Leg collective; the start of the AIDS epidemic; collaborations with Gordon Kurtti and Brian Taylor, and their AIDS-related deaths; the importance of art-making and documentary practice during the AIDS epidemic; the beginning and development of his film and video work; collaborating with Peter Cramer on Black and White Study as both film and performance; receiving his HIV-positive diagnosis; the beginning and development of his work as a writer and journalist; his involvement in AIDS activist and queer activist organizations; a formative period in Ibiza during the fall 1983; his films The Male GaYze and Short Memory/No History; changes in queer activism he has observed since the 1980s, and the lack of historical memory about them; his experience of intergenerational queer dialogue; his involvement with Visual AIDS; and his thoughts on the idea of artistic legacy, both generally and in his particular case.
Biographical / Historical:
Jack Waters (1954- ) is a visual artist in New York, New York. Alex Fialho (1989- ) is a curator and arts writer and works as Programs Director for Visual AIDS in New York, New York.
Related Materials:
The Archives of American Art also holds the papers of First name Last name.
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:
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
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.waters18
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-waters18

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