Brooklyn Museum interviews of artists, [ca. 1965-1968]

Brooklyn Museum, est. 1968 April 28
Brooklyn, N.Y.

Jacobowitz, Arlene

Collection size: 7.0 linear feet

Collection Summary: Interviews of 72 artists, and transcripts for all but five, conducted by Arlene Jacobowitz for the Museum's "Listening to Pictures" program. The artists discuss their work in the museum collection. Also included with many of the interviews are edited versions of the tapes, approximately 2-3 min. in length, used as "audio-labels" in the "Listening to Pictures" installation.

Biographical/Historical Note: Interview program begun by curator Arlene Jacobowitz in Spring 1965 with artists whose works were on exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum. "Listening to Pictures" was an exhibition works which incorporated excerpts from the tapes into the installation. It opened April 28, 1968, and was gradually disassembled, 1971-1973.

This collection was donated to the Archives of American Art by Dierdre Lawrence of the Brooklyn Museum in 1989.

How to Use this Collection

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  • All of the sound recordings in this collection were digitized for preservation and research access in 2009 and are available at the Archives of American Art offices.
  • Authorization to quote or reproduce for purposes of publication requires written permission from the interviewee. Citations must read:"Interview between [artist's name] and [interviewer's name] from the "Listening to Pictures" program of the Brooklyn Museum. Archives of American Art. Gift of the Brooklyn Museum."
  • All interviews except Antonakos, Freilicher, Lipton, Murch, and Weinberg are transcribed.
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The Brooklyn Museum Archives houses the records of the Departments of European Painting and Sculpture, American Painting and Sculpture, Contemporary Art (1897-2005), which contain records relating to the work of Arlene Jacobowitz.