Oral history interview with Marc Moldawer, Kathryn Swenson, and Robert Wilson

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.moldaw84
Creators:
Moldawer, Marc, 1922-2007
Levy, Sandra Curtis
Swenson, Kathryn
Wilson, Robert
Dates:
1984 Aug. 15
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
62 Pages
Transcript
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
An interview of Marc Moldawer, Kathryn Swenson, and Robert Wilson conducted 1984 Aug. 15, by Sandra Curtis Levy, for the Archives of American Art.
Scope and Contents
Moldawer, Swenson, and Wilson speak of the art scene in Houston in the 1950s and how each came to be involved in it; the development of the New Arts Gallery; artists whose work was shown in the early days of the gallery; problems in collecting; the closing of the New Arts Gallery; the relationship between art and architecture; Houston as an arts community; ethnic exhibits; definitions of art. They recall Jermayne MacAgy, Forrest Bess, and Dominique de Menil.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Marc Moldawer (1922-2007), Kathry Swennson, and Robert Wilson are art dealers from Houston, Tex.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reel 3752 available for use through interlibrary loan.
Author
Sponsor
Funding for the digital preservation of this interview was provided by a grant from the Save America's Treasures Program of the National Park Service.
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.

General
General
Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 2 digital wav files. Duration is 1 hr., 38 min.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Use requires an appointment.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Art, American -- Texas -- Houston Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art dealers -- Texas -- Houston -- Interviews Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sound recordings Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Interviews Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art galleries, Commercial -- Texas -- Houston Function Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Bess, Forrest, 1911-1977 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Menil, Dominique de Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
MacAgy, Jermayne, 1914-1964 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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