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Oral history interview with Muriel Castanis, 1971

Castanis, Muriel, 1926-2006



Collection Information

Size: 13 Pages, Transcript

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.


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 .

How to Use This Collection

Transcript: 35mm microfilm reel 3196 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.

Item is a transcript.

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