Museum of Contemporary Art interviews, 1979-1983

Museum of Contemporary Art (Chicago, Ill.)

Collection size: 107 video cassettes (U-matic) ; 3/4 inch.

Collection Summary: 39 interviews, unedited, 20 min. to two hours in length, of artists, historians, dealers, and others associated with the visual arts. The interviews were conducted and recorded by staff of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, Ill. The tapes were edited into ca. 10 minute versions, which were shown to the public in conjunction with exhibitions held at the MCA.

The following people were interviewed: Dennis Adrian (1981: 6 tapes), Sylvester Britton (1983: 5 tapes), Roger Brown (1981: 6 tapes), Chuck Close (1981: 3 tapes), John Egner (1981: 1 tape), Jackie Feigenson (1981: 1 tape), David Gremp (1983: 6 tapes), Marcia Hafif (1979: 2 tapes), Suzanne Hilberry and John Egner (1981: 1 tape), Eric Fischl (1981: 6 tapes), Suzanne Hilberry and Ellen Phelan (1981: 1 tape), Richard Hull (1983: 5 tapes), Michiko Itatani (1983: 3 tapes), Richard Jackson (1979: 1 full tape and 2 partial tapes), Peter and Ritzi Jacobi (1981:3 tapes), Steven Keister (1980: 1 tape), Linda Kramer (1983: 4 tapes), Sol Lewitt (1979: 2 tapes), Michael Luchs (1981: 2 tapes), Geraldine McCullough (1983: 6 tapes), Ludwig Mies van der Rohe (undated: 5 tapes), Ed Paschke (1982: 5 tapes), Ellen Phelan (1982: 1 tape), John Piet (1981: 2 tapes), Lucio Pozzi (1979: 1 full tape and 1 partial tape), Dan Ramirez (1983: 5 tapes), Robert Ryman (1979: 1 tape), Buzz Spector (1983: 4 tapes), Margaret Wharton (1983: 5 tapes) Anne Wilson (1983: 5 tapes), Karl Wirsum (1983: 6 tapes), and Robert Yasuda (1979: 1 full tape and 1 partial tape). In addition, there is footage of the exterior of the Museum of Contemporary Art (1979: 1 partial tape).

Donated 1986 by the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago.

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