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Oral history interview with Peter Rodriguez

Interviewee:
Rodriguez, Peter, 1926-  Search this
Interviewer:
Wagner, Nora  Search this
Names:
Galería de la Raza (San Francisco, Calif.)  Search this
Mexican Museum  Search this
Dickey, Terry P.  Search this
Garcia, Rupert, 1941-  Search this
Hernandez, Ester, 1944-  Search this
Reyes Ferreira, Jesus  Search this
Tamayo, Rufino, 1899-  Search this
Williams, Adriana, 1933-  Search this
Ybarra-Frausto, Tomás, 1938-  Search this
Extent:
32 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
2004 October 23-24
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Peter Rodriguez conducted 2004 October 23-24, by Nora Wagner, for the Archives of American Art, in San Francisco, Calif.
Rodriguez speaks of his family background, early childhood and elementary art education; travels to Mexico, Alaska, Colorado, and Washington, D.C.; exhibitions he participated in as well as curated; joining Galería de la Raza; the founding of the Mexican Museum in San Francisco, grants received and support from the San Francisco community; artists Jesse Aguirre, Manuel Villamor, and Ester Hernandez; Ann Rockefeller Roberts and the Nelson A. Rockefeller Collection of Mexican Folkart, acquired by the Mexican Museum in 1985. Rodriquez also discusses the various art forms he works in, including, sculpture, tapestry, oil painting, acrylic painting, portraits of artists, and pen and ink drawings; a collection of chairs he made; his 1992 Retrospective at the Haggin Museum, in Stockton, Calif.; his creativity and color scheme for exhibitions; appointment as an Art Commissioner for the city of San Francisco, 1977-1986; the Rosa Covarrubias collection; the different locations of the Mexico Museum; current funding for a new building on Mission Street; the exhibition "Lo del Corazon"; and his own hopes for the future of the Mexican Museum. Rodriguez also recalls Rufino Tamayo, Adriana Williams, Lauro Lopez, Chucho Reyes Ferreira, Rupert Garcia, Alfredo Arreguin, Candelario Medrano, Terrey Dickey, Bea Carrillo, and Tomás Ybarra-Frausto.
Biographical / Historical:
Peter Rodriguez (1926- ) is the founder and former director of the Mexican Museum, in San Francisco, Calif. Nora Wagner (1938- ) is a program director at the Blackhawk Museum in Danville, Calif.
General:
Originally recorded on 2 sound discs. Reformatted in 2010 as 14 digital wav files. Duration is 2 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 administrators.
Restrictions:
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
Occupation:
Arts administrators -- California -- San Francisco -- Interviews  Search this
Topic:
Painters -- California -- San Francisco -- Interviews  Search this
Sculptors -- California -- San Francisco -- Interviews  Search this
Art -- Collectors and collecting -- California -- San Francisco -- Interviews  Search this
Art -- Philosophy  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.rodrig04
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw95ed24d12-816f-44f5-b321-1c6335ad4919
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-rodrig04
Online Media:

Covarrubias / by Adriana Williams ; edited by Doris Ober

Author:
Williams, Adriana 1933-  Search this
Ober, Doris  Search this
Subject:
Covarrubias, Miguel 1904-1957  Search this
Covarrubias, Rosa 1895-1970  Search this
Physical description:
xvi, [8] p. of col. plates, 318 p. : ill., ports. ; 26 cm
Type:
Biography
Place:
Mexico
Date:
1994
Topic:
Illustrators--Biography  Search this
Cartoonists--Biography  Search this
Anthropologists  Search this
Archaeologists  Search this
Indian art--History  Search this
Civilization  Search this
Indian influences  Search this
Call number:
N40.1.C8665 W7 1994
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_468971

Covarrubias in Bali / Adriana Williams, Yu-Chee Chong

Author:
Williams, Adriana 1933-  Search this
Covarrubias, Miguel 1904-1957  Search this
Chong, Yu-Chee  Search this
Subject:
Covarrubias, Miguel 1904-1957  Search this
Covarrubias, Miguel 1904-1957 Homes and haunts  Search this
Physical description:
144 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm
Type:
Books
Art
Place:
Indonesia
Bali Island
Bali Island (Indonesia)
Date:
2005
Topic:
In art  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1063580

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