Summary: An interview with Maren Hassinger conducted 2021 November 24, by Uchenna Itam for the Archives of American Art, at Hassinger's studio in New York, New York.
Maren Hassinger (1947- ) is an African American artist in New York known for sculpture, performance, and public art that use natural and industrial materials. She was also an educator and is the director emerita of the Rinehart School of Graduate Sculpture at the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, Maryland.
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.
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Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Maren Hassinger, 2021 November 24. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.