Oral history interview with Henry Geldzahler

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.geldza70
Creators:
Geldzahler, Henry
Cummings, Paul
Dates:
1970 Jan. 27
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
2 Sound tape reels
Sound recording
7 in.
76 Pages
Transcript
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
An interview of Henry Geldzahler conducted 1970 Jan. 27, by Paul Cummings, for the Archives of American Art. Geldzahler speaks of his youth and family background; his early interests; his education at Yale and Harvard; the decision to pursue an art career; working with the Metropolitan Museum of Art for Robert Beverly Hale; working with James Rorimer; his first exhibit; artists and curators he has been associated with; working with Roger Stevens at the National Endowment for the Arts; public interest in museums; working with Thomas Hoving; his opinion of critics; and how he selects works for exhibitions. He recalls Richard Bellamy, Harry Lowe, Lois Bingham, Robert Scull, Leo Castelli, Frank Stella, Andy Warhol, and Rene D'Harnoncourt.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Henry Geldzahler (1935-1994) was a curator in New York, N.Y.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
Transcript: 35mm microfilm reel 3197 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Author
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 others.

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Art museums -- New York (State) -- New York Function Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Bellamy, Richard Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Bingham, Lois A. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Castelli, Leo Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
D'Harnoncourt, Rene, 1901-1968 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hale, Robert Beverly, 1901-1985 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hoving, Thomas, 1931- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Lowe, Harry, 1922- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Rorimer, James J. (James Joseph), 1905-1966 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Scull, Robert C. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Stella, Frank Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Stevens, Roger L. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Warhol, Andy, 1928-1987 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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