Oral history interview with Sande Webster

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.webste90
Creators:
Webster, Sande
Pacini, Marina
Dates:
1990 March 13-28
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
139 Pages
Transcript
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
An interview of Sande Webster conducted 1990 March 13-28, by Marina Pacini, for the Archives of American Art Philadelphia Project. Webster speaks of her background and education; her experiences working at the Berg Art Gallery, Jenkintown, Pennsylvania; opening the Wallnuts Gallery in Philadelphia, in 1969, with Meryl Aberman, Sari Robinson, and Denis Webster; the evolution of the gallery from its early years handling crafts, photographs, paintings and sculptures, and framing; changes in the gallery's exhibition philosophy over the years; the departure of the other partners which led to the change in name of the gallery to the Sande Webster Gallery; the opportunities for artists of color in Philadelphia, particularly through her gallery, and she describes the history and evolution of Recherché, a group of African-American artists who exhibit together to gain greater visibility for black artists, the commercial and critical response to the group, and to each of its members. She discusses the commercial and critical response to the group and each of its members. She comments upon the Philadelphia gallery scene and changes over the past twenty years.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Sande Webster (1932- ) is an art dealer from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
Transcript: 35mm microfilm reel 4780 available at Archives of American Art offices and 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
These interviews are 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 3 sound cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 6 digital wav files. Duration is 4 hrs.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Transcript: Patrons must use microfilm copy.

Keywords
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Recherché (Group) Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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African American artists Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art dealers -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Women art dealers Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sande Webster Gallery Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Wallnuts Gallery Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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