Oral history interview with Linda Nochlin

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.nochli10
Creators:
Nochlin, Linda
McElhinney, James, 1952-
Elizabeth Murray Oral History of Women in the Visual Arts Project
Dates:
2010 Jun. 9-30
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
3 Items
Sound recording, master: 3 memory cards (3 hr., 51 min.)
secure digital
1.25 in.
86 Pages
Transcript
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
An interview of Linda Nochlin conducted 2010 June 9-30, by James McElhinney, for the Archives of American Art's Oral History of Women in the Visual Arts project at Nochlin's home in New York, N.Y.
Scope and Contents
Nochlin speaks of her family background; growing up in Crown Heights, Brooklyn; her antireligious and intellectual home environment; her childhood as "Eden"; the influence of her uncle, Robert Heller; in high school "hanging out" in museums in New York City; her studies at Vassar, Columbia University, and the Institute of Fine Arts at New York University; her early interest in and writings about Gustave Courbet; teaching at Vassar; the "homosexual matriarchy" at Vassar; feminism; her identity as a New Yorker; Pierre-Auguste Renoir as a painter of men; teaching the first "women in art" class; her article "Why Have There Been No Great Women Artists"; pre-women's liberation artists; how she has evolved as a writer; her taste in music, movies, and television; her research on Jean François Millet's, "The Gleaners"; how the discipline of art history has changed; her emphasis on "thinking, looking, explaining, and talking" about art and "new ways of looking at old material"; her students; her preference for the essay form; her current interest in the present moment; how research has changed with the availability of online resources; and other topics. She recalls Meyer Schapiro, Erwin Panofsky, Wendell Jones, Karl Lehmann, Aby Warburg, and others.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Linda Nochlin (1931-) is a professor of art history in New York, N.Y. James McElhinney (1952-) is an artist, writer and educator in New York, N.Y.

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.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
The transcript and audio recording are open for research. Contact Reference Services for more information.

Keywords
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Art historians -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Feminism Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Courbet, Gustave, 1819-1877 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Jones, Wendell, 1899-1956 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Lehmann, Karl, 1894-1960 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Millet, Jean François, 1814-1875 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Panofsky, Erwin, 1892-1968 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Renoir, Auguste, 1841-1919 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Schapiro, Meyer, 1904- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Warburg, Aby, 1866-1929 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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New York University. Institute of Fine Arts -- Students Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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