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The artist as social designer, 1985

Tuchman, Maurice, 1936-

Curator, Author, Art historian


Collection Information

Size: 11 sound cassettes (270 p. transcript) + 1 cassette edited for educational tours

Summary: Tape recording of a discussion on "The Artist as Social Designer" held at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Participants include Maurice Tuchman (moderator), Maria de Herrera, Scott Burton, Siah Armajani, Nancy Holt, Mary Miss, Elyn Zimmerman, Alan Sonfist, and Calvin Tomkins.

Biographical/Historical Note

Curator; Los Angeles, Calif. Born 1936. Tuchman, Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and his fellow curator, Maria de Herrera, arranged the closed discussion in preparation for an exhibition on public art and the contemporary artist's impulse toward functionalism.


Donated 1985 by Maurice Tuchman.

Language Note

English .

How to Use This Collection

Restrictions on Access

Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.

How to Cite This Collection

The artist as social designer, 1985. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.