Oral history interview with Nancy Holt, 1993 Aug. 3

Holt, Nancy , b. 1938
Sculptor, Filmmaker, Installation artist
Active in Galisteo, N.M.

Size: Sound recording: 1 sound cassette (1 hr., 35 min.) : analog.
Transcript: 65 p.

Format: Poor sound quality in some sections.

Collection Summary: An interview of Nancy Holt conducted 1993 Aug. 3, by Joyce Pomeroy Schwartz, for the Archives of American Art. Holt discusses her art, speaking generally about the needs and functions of public art, the physical and conceptual ideas that interest her, and the conditions of public art patronage. She speaks specifically about a number of her works, including "Catch Basin," "Star Crossed," "Sun Tunnels," and "Ransacked."

Biographical/Historical Note: Nancy Holt (1938- ) is a sculptor, filmmaker, and installation artist from New York, N.Y. Married to sculptor Robert Smithson.

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. Funding for this interview was provided by the Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation.

Funding for the digital preservation of this interview was provided by a grant from the Save America's Treasures Program of the National Park Service.

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