Oral history interview with Judith Baca

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.baca86
Creators:
Baca, Judith Francisca
Mesa-Bains, Amalia
Dates:
1986 August 5-6
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
59 Pages
Transcript
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
An interview of Judith Baca conducted 1986 August 5-6, by Amalia Mesa-Bains, for the Archives of American Art.
Scope and Contents
Baca speaks of her family history, childhood, and education in Los Angeles, her involvement with the Los Angeles muralism movement in the early 1970s, her teaching experience at East Los Angeles recreation center, her directorship of the Eastside murals and of the City-Wide Mural Project, the work of other muralists, feminist views on art which have influenced her work, the origin of the Social and Public Arts Resource Center in Venice, California, her directorship and the mission of the S.P.A.R.C. in 1986, and her own current mural projects.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Judith Baca (1946-) is an art administrator and mural painter from Venice, California.

Administration
Immediate Source of Acquisition
These interviews are 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.

General
General
Originally recorded on 4 sound cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 7 digital wav files. Duration is 2 hr., 40 min.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
This transcript is open for research. Access to the entire audio recording is restricted. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Conditions Governing Use
The Archives encourages the use of the transcript of this interview for non-commercial, educational, and personal use. Please refer to the Smithsonian Institution's Terms of Use for additional information. Quotation, reproduction and publication of the audio is governed by restrictions. If an interview has been transcribed, researchers should quote from the transcript. If an interview has not been transcribed, researchers should quote from the audio recording.

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