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

Brooklyn Museum

Collection Information

Size: 7.0 linear feet

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.

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Location of Originals

  • Almost all of the transcripts in this collection are photocopies. Original transcripts can be found in the Brooklyn Museum Libraries and Archives.