Oral history interview with Caroline Goldsmith
Digitized Content

Collection ID:
Goldsmith, Caroline Lerner, 1925-2004
Munro, Eleanor, 1928-
2004 June 10-21
Physical Description:
3 Sound discs
Sound recording, master (3 hrs., 20 min.)
2 5/8 in.
44 Pages

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
An interview of Caroline Goldsmith conducted 2004 June 10-21, by Eleanor Munro, for the Archives of American Art, in New York, N.Y.
Scope and Contents
Goldsmith spoke of her early childhood, her parents and her early interest in art; attending Cornell University in studio art and graduating with an interest in arts administration; politics and the League of Women Voters; Helene Kaplan and the creation of "Gallery Passport" special art tours; working for the public relations firm Ruder Finn; Bill Ruder and David Finn; exhibitions she helped promote through Ruder Finn, including "Frontier America: The Far West," and "Contemporary Black Artists;" clients she worked with at Ruder Finn; her interest in architecture; the founding of ArtTable; ArtTable West; origin of the name ArtTable; ArtTable's outreach to youth through the National Leadership Alliance; how ArtTable has grown over the past 25 years; women's movement to upper levels of business partnerships; women's attitudes and approaches; the importance of public relations; the exhibition, "Making their Mark: Women Artists Move into the Mainstream 1970-1985" sponsored by a Ruder Finn client, Randy Rosen; and the ability of ArtTable to help empower women in the art world. Goldsmith also recalls Wanda Corn, Carol Krinsky, Isabelle Hyman, Ivan Karp, Ruth Bowman, Liz Robbins, Lowery Stokes Sims, Holly Solomon, Carol Morgan, Joyce Pomeroy Schwartz, Kinshasha Conwill, Jonathan Fairbanks, and others.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Caroline Lerner Goldsmith (1925-2004) was an art administrator from New York, N.Y.

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.

Digital Content

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.

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