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Joseph H. Hirshhorn and Abram Lerner interviews, 1969

Hirshhorn, Joseph H., 1899-1981

Collector, Businessperson, Philanthropist


Collection Information

Size: 1 sound cassette.

Summary: An interview of Abram Lerner and an interview of Joseph Hirshhorn conducted by Emily Nathan for Radio Smithsonian.

Biographical/Historical Note

Joseph Hirshhorn (1899-1981) was an art collector in New York, N.Y. Abram Lerner was Director of the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Wash., D.C. Hirshhorn donated his collection of modern and contemporary art to the Smithsonian Institution, 1966. The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden opened in 1974.


Donated 1981 by Emily Nathan.

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How to Cite This Collection

Joseph H. Hirshhorn and Abram Lerner interviews, 1969. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.