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Oral history interview with Barnet Fain, 1971 May 24

Fain, Barnet

Arts administrator


Collection Information

Size: 26 Pages, Transcripts

Summary: Interview of Barnet Fain conducted by Barry Schwartz and Laurin Raikin for the Archives of American Art "Art World in Turmoil" oral history project.

Biographical/Historical Note

Barnet Fain (1932-2018) was an art administrator in Rhode Island.


This interview is part of the Archives' 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 others.

Language Note

English .

How to Use This Collection

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Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Barnet Fain, 1971 May 24. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.