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Kehinde Wiley, artist interview

National Portrait Gallery
Interview with Kehinde Wiley - his paintings were part of NPG's exhibition "RECOGNIZE! Hip Hop and Contemporary Portraiture." Interview by NPG curator Brandon Fortune.

Jefferson Pinder, artist interview

National Portrait Gallery
Interview with Jefferson Pinder - his films were part of NPG's exhibition "RECOGNIZE! Hip Hop and Contemporary Portraiture." Interview by NPG Web Developer Benjamin Bloom.

David Scheinbaum, artist interview

National Portrait Gallery
Interview with David Scheinbaum - his photography was part of NPG's exhibition "RECOGNIZE! Hip Hop and Contemporary Portraiture." Interview by NPG Web Developer Benjamin Bloom.

Robert Bechtle interview excerpt

Archives of American Art
From the mid-1960s to the present, Robert Bechtle has created sharply-focused pictures of people and street scenes with a special attention to automobiles. In this excerpt from an oral history interview conducted in 2010 for the Archives of American Art, Bechtle talks about using photography as a visual aid, as well as the value of seeing his subjects from different vantage points. The first voice you will hear is interviewer Judith Richards. This interview was funded by the Terra Foundation for American Art.

Joan Snyder interview excerpt

Archives of American Art
Artist Joan Snyder often includes text in her large, emotionally evocative, abstract paintings. In this excerpt from an oral history interview conducted in 2010 for the Archives of American Art, Snyder considers her conflicted feelings about adding words to her abstractions. The interview was funded by the Terra Foundation for American Art.

Ralph Goings interview excerpt

Archives of American Art
Ralph Goings is celebrated for his highly-detailed photorealist paintings of diner interiors, countertop still lives, and antique pick-up trucks. In 2009 the Archives of American Art interviewed Goings for its oral history program. In this excerpt, he talks about a turning point in his career in 1963, when he began photographing subjects for his paintings. Through photographs he found a different way of seeing the world. This interview was funded by the Terra Foundation for American Art.

Dennis Oppenheim interview excerpt

Archives of American Art
Looking back on the 1950s, artist Dennis Oppenheim talks about Abstract Expressionism as a sort of "scientific pursuit" that was solitary and esoteric. It was pure fine art, created in a studio, as opposed to sculptors making public art in the real world. In this excerpt from an interview conducted in 2009 for the Archives of American Art, Oppenheim talks about the tensions between what he calls "pure studio art" and public art. This interview was funded by the Terra Foundation for American Art.

Interview with Lee Krasner

Archives of American Art
Transcript : 9 p.

Nine page, typescript transcript of interview with Lee Krasner conducted by unidentified interviewer. Krasner discusses Jackson Pollock.

Frank Romero interview excerpt

Archives of American Art
The 1974 "Los Four" exhibition at the L.A. County Museum of Art received a scathing review in the L.A. Times from art critic William Wilson. The critic argued that the Los Four artists Frank Romero, Gilber Lujan, Carlos Almaraz, and Roberto de la Rocha could not legitimately represent a Chicano street style. Wilson wrote that the four educated artists, "by the very act of leaving the barrio, ceased to be authentic folk artists." Romero defends the exhibition in this interview with Jeffrey Rangels.

Gilbert Luján interview excerpt

Archives of American Art
The "Los Four" exhibition—considered the first Chicano art exhibition in a Los Angeles museum—opened at the Art Gallery at University of California, Irvine in 1973 and then traveled to the L.A. County Museum of Art (LACMA) in 1974. In this interview, founding member of the Los Four art collective, Gilbert "Magu" Luján, described the show's unexpected success.

Willie Herrón interview excerpt

Archives of American Art
Willie Herrón, one of the founding members of the Chicano Avant-Garde collective, ASCO, criticized the "Los Four" exhibition at L.A. County Museum of Art in 1974, which displayed graffiti infused murals inside the museum. In an interview with Jeffrey Rangel, he recalled how the "Los Four" exhibition set the stage for an ASCO interventionist performance.

Limeta Interview [sound recording]

National Anthropological Archives
Digitization and preparation of these materials for online access has been funded through generous support from the Arcadia Fund.

Interview with the Limeta family. Recorded in Yalálag, Oaxaca in Mexico.

Luis Jimenez interview excerpt

Archives of American Art
Pop sculptor Luis Jimenez moved from El Paso Texas to New York in 1966, where he apprenticed with Seymour Lipton and rented a studio under Richard Serra. Discouraged by the malaise of rejection from several galleries, he impulsively tried to garner attention of Ivan Karp, the famed director of the Leo Castelli Gallery.

Walker Hancock interview excerpt

Archives of American Art
Walker Kirtland Hancock (1901-1998) was a prominent sculptor who taught at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts from 1929 to 1967. Hancock was drafted into the Army in 1942 and initially trained as a medic. After being transferred to military intelligence at the Pentagon, Hancock requested to join the Monuments, Fine Arts and Archives (MFAA) section of the U.S. Army where he felt he could do the most good In this audio clip, Hancock talks about locating and recovering looted art repositories found in the salt mines.

Charles Parkhurst interview excerpt

Archives of American Art
Charles Parkhurst (1913-2008) was an art administrator and curator at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. During World War II, Parkhurst was a U.S. Naval Lieutenant and was later appointed Deputy Chief of the MFAA section in Germany. He helped organize the repatriation efforts in postwar Germany at the Munich Central Collecting Point, where the art was collected for restitution to their countries of origin. In this audio clip, Parkhurst talks about art looting by the Nazis and the Wiesbaden Manifesto, signed by Parkhurst and many other Monuments Men, protesting the removal of German-owned artworks to the United States for safekeeping after the war.

Rube Goldberg interview, 1970

Archives of American Art
Transcript: 33 p.

An interview of Rube Goldberg conducted in 1970, by Emily Nathan, for Radio Smithsonian.

Carulla in Interview

Archives of American Art
1 photographic print : b&w ; 20 x 25 cm.

Hiu Newcomb Interview

Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
Field Interview of participant Hiu Newcomb [Catalog No. - CFV10243; Copyright - 2010 Smithsonian Institution]

Mike Seeger Interview

SI Center for Learning and Digital Access
Mike Seeger talks about his childhood and early days in music.

Bess Hawes Interview

Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
Catalog No. - CFV10164; Copyright - ? Smithsonian Institution

Michael Collins Interview

National Air and Space Museum
STEM in 30 host Beth Wilson sat down with Apollo 11 astronaut Michael Collins to ask him a few questions about the far side of the Moon, his artwork, and his training.

Michael Collins Interview

National Air and Space Museum
STEM in 30 host Marty Kelsey had a chance to sit down with Apollo 11 astronaut and ask him about experiments done in space, long-term spaceflight, science fiction, dealing with failure, and the importance of STEAM.

Interview with Christo

Smithsonian American Art Museum
On the occasion of the exhibition, Christo and Jeanne-Claude: Remembering the Running Fence [1], Christo describes the making of the Running Fence in Sonoma and Marin Counties, California in the 1970s. He describes collaborating with with Jeanne-Claude, working with the ranchers, obtaining permits and the experience of it all. [1] http://americanart.si.edu/exhibitions/archive/2010/christo/

Preston Singletary interview

National Museum of the American Indian
NMAI Cultural Interpreter Zandra Wilson (Dine ) interviews Tlingit artist Preston Singletary about his new exhibition, "Echoes, Fire and Shadows," now on view at the George Gustav Heye Center in New York through Sept. 5, 2011. Singletary talks about his evolution as an artist, and how he uses a combination of artistic techniques and traditional forms to illustrate his tribe's rich history of storytelling.
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