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Artists Talk on Art records, circa 1974-2018

Artists Talk on Art

Collection Information

Size: 64.4 linear feet

9 gigabytes

Summary: The records of Artists Talk on Art (ATOA) measure 64.4 linear feet and 9 gigabytes and date from circa 1974-2018. The bulk of the records consist of extensive video and sound recordings of artists, critics, historians, dealers, curators, and writers discussing contemporary issues in the American art world in hundreds of panel discussions, open screenings, and dialogues held in New York City from 1975 to 2016. A smaller group of records include administrative files, panel flyers, three scrapbooks, as well as photographs, slides, and negatives of panel discussions and participants.

Biographical/Historical Note

Artists Talk on Art (1974- ) is the art world's longest-running and most prolific, ongoing aesthetic panel discussion series. ATOA has presented more than 1,400 panels, open screenings, and dialogs featuring nearly 6,000 artists, critics, historians, dealers, and others since January 1975.


The Artists Talk on Art (ATOA) records, including digital files of the video and sound recordings, were donated to the Archives in 2016 by Douglas Sheer, Chairman of ATOA.