Archives of American Art

Oral history interview with D.Y. Begay

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.begay21
Creators:
Begay, D. Y., 1953-
Ganteaume, C├ęcile R.
Dates:
2021 October 7
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
2 Items
(3 hours, 17 min.)
digital, m4a
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
An interview with D.Y. Begay conducted 2021 October 7, by Cecile R. Ganteaume for the Archives of American Art, at Begay's studio in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
D.Y. Begay (1953- ) is a fourth generation Navajo weaver in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Begay's work builds on traditional methods with hand-spun fleece and handmade dyes and draws inspiration from the local landscape.

Administration
Sponsor
Funding for this interview was provided by the Leon Polk Smith Foundation.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
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.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
This interview is open for research. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Terms of Use
The Archives of American Art makes its Oral History Program interviews available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. Quotation, reproduction and publication of the recording is governed by restrictions. If an interview has been transcribed, researchers must quote from the transcript. If an interview has not been transcribed, researchers must quote from the recording. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements
Recorded on Zoom (videoconferencing software)

Keywords
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Repository Contact
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Victor Building, Suite 2200
Washington, D.C. 20001
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