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Oral history interview with Barbara Rose, 2010 June 25-September 22

Rose, Barbara, 1938-2020

Author, Art historian, Art critic


Collection Information

Size: 7 Items, 7 sound files (4 hrs., 57 min.), digital, wav; 120 Pages, Transcript

Summary: An interview with Barbara Rose conducted 2010 June 25-September 22, by James McElhinney, for the Elizabeth Murray Oral History of Women in the Visual Arts Project, at Rose's homes in New York City and Rhinebeck, NY.­

Biographical/Historical Note

Barbara Rose (1938-2020) was an art critic and art historian in New York, New York. James McElhinney (1952- ) is a painter and educator of New York, New York.


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.

Language Note

English .


Funding for this interview was provided by the A G Foundation.

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