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Oral history interview with Alice Denney, 1976 May 13

Oral history interview with Alice Denney, 1976 May 13

Denney, Alice, 1922-

Arts administrator

Collection Information

Size: 2 sound cassettes.

Summary: An interview of Alice Denney conducted by Walter Hopps for the National Museum of American Art. Denney speaks of her organization of two Washington, D.C. art happenings: the "Pop Festival," held in conjunction with an exhibition, "The Popular Image," sponsored by the Washington Gallery of Modern Art, April 18 - May 1, 1966; and the "Now Festival," April 26 - May 1, 1966.

She recalls Robert Rauschenberg's performance pieces including PELICAN (1963), LINOLEUM (1966), SPRING TRAINING (1965), and MAP ROOM (1965).

Biographical/Historical Note

Alice Denney is an arts administrator and curator in Washington, D.C.

Provenance

Transferred from the National Museum of American Art, 1985

Restrictions on Access

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How to Cite This Collection

Oral history interview with Alice Denney, 1976 May 13. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.