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Cornelia (Connie) Calhoun: Asian Art Museum Oral History Project

Conducted by Lisa Rubens with Martin Meeker in 2013, Regional Oral History Office, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, 2013.

Photo of Cornelia Calhoun Cornelia (Connie) Calhoun became involved with the Society for Asian Art about 1958; the society was a group, most composed of women, who lobbied Avery Brundage to donate his collection of Asian art to San Francisco. In this brief interview, Calhoun discusses her work with the society and subsequent work with the Ikebana International and the Asian Art Museum; she also provides insight into the deep personal and cultural connections between the United States and Asia fostered by the museum and similar organizations.


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