May 1 to June 30, 2016 Oral History Interviews Accessioned

By Liza Kirwin
July 1, 2016
  • Oral history interview with Avram Finkelstein, 2016 April 25-May 23
    Collection size: 23 sound files (7 hrs.) digital, wav
    Collection Summary: An interview with Avram Finkelstein conducted 2016 April 25-May 23, by Cynthia Carr, for the Archives of American Art's Visual Arts and the AIDS Epidemic: An Oral History Project, at Finkelstein's home and studio in Brooklyn, New York.
    Biographical/Historical Note: Interviewee Avram Finkelstein (1952- ) is an artist, writer, and activist in New York, New York. Interviewer Cynthia Carr (1950- ) is a writer in New York, New York.
    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 administrators.
    Funding for this interview was provided by the Keith Haring Foundation.
  • Oral history interview with Dennis Adrian, 2015 October 8-9
    Collection size: 4 sound files (4 hrs., 18 min.) digital, wav
    Collection Summary: An interview with Dennis Adrian conducted 2015 October 8-9, by Lanny Silverman, for the Archives of American Art's Chicago Art-Related Archival Materials: A Terra Foundation Resource, at Adrian's home in Seaside, Oregon.
    Biographical/Historical Note: Dennis Adrian (1937- ) is an art critic, educator, and curator in Chicago, Illinois. Lanny Silverman (1947- ) is a curator at the Chicago Cultural Center in Chicago, Illinois.
    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 administrators.
    Funding for this interview was provided by the Terra Foundation for American Art.
  • Oral history interview with Franz Schulze, 2015 October 19-21
    Collection size: 4 sound files (3 hrs., 7 min.) digital, wav
    Collection Summary: An interview with Franz Schulze conducted 2015 October 19-21, by Lanny Silverman, for the Archives of American Art's Chicago Art-Related Archival Materials: A Terra Foundation Resource, at Schulze's home in Lake Forest, Illinois.
    Biographical/Historical Note: Franz Schulze (1927- ) is an art historian in Lake Forest, Illinois. Lanny Silverman (1947- ) is a curator at the Chicago Cultural Center in Chicago, Illinois.
    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 administrators.
    Funding for this interview was provided by the Terra Foundation for American Art.
  • Oral history interview with Graham Beal, 2016 April 6-7
    Collection size: 4 sound files (4 hrs., 47 min.) digital, wav
    Collection Summary: An interview with Graham Beal conducted 2016 April 6 and 7, by James McElhinney, for the Archives of American Art, at Beal's home in Detroit, Michigan.
    Biographical/Historical Note: Graham Beal (1947- ) is the Director Emeritus of the Detroit Institute of Arts in Detroit, Michigan. James McElhinney (1952- ) is a painter and educator in New York, New York.
    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 administrators.
  • Oral history interview with Suellen Rocca, 2015 November 5-6
    Collection size: 4 sound files (3 hrs., 22 min.) digital, wav
    Collection Summary: An interview with Suellen Rocca conducted 2015 November 5-6, by Lanny Silverman, for the Archives of American Art's Chicago Art-Related Archival Materials: A Terra Foundation Resource, at Elmhurst College in Elmhurst, Illinois.
    Biographical/Historical Note: Suellen Rocca (1943- ) is an artist, curator, and educator in Romeoville, Illinois. Interviewee Lanny Silverman (1947- ) is a curator at the Chicago Cultural Center in Chicago, Illinois.
    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 administrators.
    Funding for this interview was provided by the Terra Foundation for American Art.
  • Oral history interview with Kenneth Josephson, 2015 September 29-30
    Collection size:  4 sound files (3 hrs., 26 min.) digital, wav
    Collection Summary:  An interview with Kenneth Josephson conducted 2015 September 29-30, by Lanny Silverman, for the Archives of American Art's Chicago Art-Related Archival Materials: A Terra Foundation Resource, at Josephson's home and studio in Chicago, Illinois.
    Biographical/Historical Note: Kenneth Josephson (1932- ) is a photographer in Chicago, Illinois. Lanny Silverman (1947- ) is a curator at the Chicago Cultural Center in Chicago, Illinois.
    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 administrators.
    Funding for this interview was provided by the Terra Foundation for American Art.
  • Oral history interview with Charles Atlas, 2016 May 31-June 1
    Collection size: 3 sound files (6 hrs., 54 min.) digital, wav
    Collection Summary: An interview with Charles Atlas conducted 2016 May 31-June 1, by Linda Yablonsky, for the Archives of American Art's Visual Arts and the AIDS Epidemic: An Oral History Project, at Atlas' home and studio.
    Biographical/Historical Note: Charles M. Atlas (1949- ) is a video artist, film director, and lighting and set designer in New York, New York. Linda Yablonsky (1948- ) is a writer in New York, New York.
    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 administrators.
    Funding for this interview was provided by the Keith Haring Foundation.
  • Oral history interview with Helen Zell, 2016 April 25 and 27
    Collection size: 4 sound files (2 hrs., 55 min.) digital, wav
    Collection Summary: An interview with Helen Zell conducted 2016 April 25 and 27 by Lanny Silverman for the Archives of American Art and the Center for the History of Collecting in America at the Frick Art Reference Library of The Frick Collection, at Zell's home in Chicago, Illinois.
    Biographical/Historical Note: Interviewee Helen Zell (1942- ) is a philanthropist in Chicago, Illinois. Interviewer Lanny Silverman (1947- ) is a curator at the Chicago Cultural Center in Chicago, Illinois.
    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 administrators.
    Funding for this interview was provided by Barbara Fleischman.
  • Oral history interview with Rackstraw Downes, 2016 April 10-11
    Collection size: 5 sound files (4 hrs., 5 min.) digital, wav
    Collection Summary: An interview with Rackstraw Downes conducted 2016 April 10-11, by James McElhinney, for the Archives of American Art, at Downes' studio and home in New York, New York.
    Biographical/Historical Note: Rackstraw Downes (1952- ) is an artist, author, and educator in New York. New York. James McElhinney (1952- ) is a painter and educator of New York, New York.
    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 administrators.