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Oral history interview with Ti-Grace Atkinson, 1972 May 7

Atkinson, Ti-Grace, 1938-

Curator, Author


Collection Information

Size: 57 Pages, Transcript

Format: Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 2 digital wav files. Duration is 2 hr., 9 min.

Summary: Interview of Ti-Grace Atkinson conducted 1972 May 7, by Paul Cummings, for the Archives of American Art.
Atkinson speaks about attending the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts and the University of Pennsylvania; founding the Institute of Contemporary Arts at the University of Pennsylvania; organizing a Clyfford Still exhibition and others; the Philadelphia Art scene; writing for "Art News"; and her involvement in the feminist movement.

Biographical/Historical Note

Ti-Grace Atkinson (1938-) is a museum curator. She is one of the founders of the Institute of Contemporary Art at the University of Pennsylvania.


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 others.

Language Note

English .

How to Use This Collection

ACCESS RESTRICTED; use requires written permission. Contact Archives Reference Services for information.

Use of this interview, with permission, requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives of American Art reading rooms.

Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Ti-Grace Atkinson, 1972 May 7. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.