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Oral history interview with Muriel Castanis, 1971

Oral history interview with Muriel Castanis, 1971

Castanis, Muriel, 1926-2006

Sculptor

Collection Information

Size: Transcript 13 pages

Summary: An interview of Muriel Castanis conducted in 1971, by Doloris Holmes, for the Archives of American Art "Art World in Turmoil" oral history project. Castanis speaks of the problems confronting women artists, the attempts by the group WAR (Women Artists in Revolution) to address these problems, consciousness-raising among women artists, art as a vehicle for social change, her development as an artist, and her work with fabric.

Biographical/Historical Note

Muriel Castanis (1926-2006) was a sculptor in New York, New York.

Provenance

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.

Transcript: microfilm reel 3196 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.

Transcript: Patrons must use microfilm copy.

Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Muriel Castanis, 1971. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.