Oral history interview with Alice M. Kaplan

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.kaplan78
Creators:
Kaplan, Alice M.
Cummings, Paul
Dates:
1978 February 21-March 8
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
122 Pages
Transcript
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
An interview of Alice Kaplan conducted 1978 February 21-March 8, by Paul Cummings, for the Archives of American Art.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Alice M. Kaplan (1903-1995) was an art patron and collector of New York, New York. Kaplan was a trustee and president of the American Federation of Arts. She founded Westbeth, a project designed to provide housing for artists. She was also a supporter of the Cooper-Hewitt Museum, the Henry Street Settlement, and the Fiftieth anniversary exhibition of the 1913 Armory Show. Kaplan collected art from many cultures with an emphasis on master drawings.

Administration
Immediate Source of Acquisition
This interview is part of the Archives' 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 2 sound tape reels as 4 digital wav files. Duration is 3 hrs., 29 min.

Keywords
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Art -- Collectors and collecting Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art patrons -- New York (State) -- Interviews Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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American Federation of Arts Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Repository Contact
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