Oral history interview with Celia Alvarez Muñoz

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.munoz04
Creators:
Muñoz, Celia Alvarez, 1937-
Cordova, Cary
Recuerdos Orales: Interviews of the Latino Art Community in Texas
Dates:
2004 Feb. 7-28
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
70 Pages
Transcript
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
An interview of Celia Alvarez Muñoz conducted 2004 Feb. 7-28, by Cary Cordova, for the Archives of American Art, in Arlington, Tex.
Scope and Contents
Muñoz speaks of her early childhood and close relationship to her maternal grandmother Damiana Esparza Limón; travels to California in high school; Father Rahm, the youth center, and the opportunity to go to college; Dr. Robert Massey who was an etcher and took Muñoz under his wing; her zeal graduating from Texas Western University; teaching art to school children; her marriage; experimenting with photography; the theory of deconstruction; being a writer; the "Enlightenment" series, which began in graduate school; spirituality and philosophy; Dolores Hayden and the University of California at Los Angeles program in architecture and urban planning; her consciousness of feminism; meeting Lucy Lippard and discussing her evolution; language and the multiple meanings of words; the significance of architecture within her work; the Dallas/Fort Worth airport project; the importance of her family and their support throughout her life; Xeroxing and use of transparencies; and the Latino Cultural Center in Dallas. Muñoz also recalls Al Souza, Ashley Walker, Rupert Garcia, Vicky Ruiz, Benito Huerta, and others.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Celia Alvarez Muñoz (1937- ) is an artist from Arlington, Tex. Cary Cordova (1970- ) is an art historian from Austin, Tex.

Administration
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.

General
General
Originally recorded on 7 sound discs and 1 compact disc. Reformatted in 2010 as 14 digital wav files. Duration is 7 hrs., 22 min.

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

Keywords
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Art -- Technique Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Feminism and art Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hispanic American women authors Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hispanic American women artists Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Authors -- Texas Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Photographers -- Texas Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Garcia, Rupert, 1941- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hayden, Dolores Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Huerta, Benito, 1952- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Limón, Damiana Esparza Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Lippard, Lucy R. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Massey, Robert, 1921- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Ruiz, Vicky Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Souza, Al, 1944- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Walker, Ashley, 1913- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Recuerdos Orales: Interviews of the Latino Art Community in Texas Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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