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Lynn Schmidt interviews with Isamu Noguchi and Tom Nakashima, 1980-1990

Schmidt, Lynn, 1949-

Curator, Painter, Author, Sculptor, Collagist


Collection Information

Size: 0.2 Linear feet

Summary: Tape-recorded interviews on 13 cassettes and duplicates on 25 CDs with Isamu Noguchi conducted 9 July and 5 Aug. 1980, in his studio, (now the Noguchi Museum) in Long Island City, N.Y., and Tom Nakashima, conducted 31 July 1989 to 10 Mar. 1990. Also included is a radio interview of Nakashima on WPFW, Federal Communications Commission, Washington, D.C., 25 Sept. 1990. Schmidt, a former employee of the United States Information Agency, was assigned to interview Noguchi and write an article about him for the agency. The interviews of Tom Nakashima were completed as part of an exhibition in conjunction with the Washington Project for the Arts, which Schmidt curated.

Biographical/Historical Note

Lynn Schmidt (1949- ) is an artist, author, and curator based in Washington, D.C. Schmidt was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Isamu Noguchi (1904-1988) was a Japanese American sculptor based in Long Island City, New York. Tom Nakashima (1941- ) is a Japanese American artist based in Washington, D.C.


Donated 2006 by Lynn Schmidt.

Language Note

English .

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How to Cite This Collection

Lynn Schmidt interviews with Isamu Noguchi and Tom Nakashima, 1980-1990. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.