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Oral history interview with Mildred Constantine, 1976 May 3-1976 August 26

Constantine, Mildred, 1913-2008, Constantine, Mildred, 1913-2008



Collection Information

Size: 92 Pages, Transcript

Format: Originally recorded on 3 sound tape reels. Reformatted in 2010 as 5 digital wav file. Duration is 4 hr., 5 min.

Summary: An interview of Mildred Constantine conducted 1976 May 3-1976 August 26, by Paul Cummings, for the Archives of American Art.
Constantine talks about her career at College Art Association and The Museum of Modern Art in New York between 1930 and the early 1970s. She talks about the early workings of MOMA and recalls Rene d'Harnoncourt, Alfred Barr, Arthur Drexler, and others.

Biographical/Historical Note

Mildred Constantine (1916-2008) was an art historian from New York, New York.


These interviews are 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 others.

Language Note

English .


Funding for the digital preservation of this interview was provided by a grant from the Save America's Treasures Program of the National Park Service.

How to Use This Collection

Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Mildred Constantine, 1976 May 3-1976 August 26. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.