SFMOMA Oral History Project
About the Project
Interview Transcripts
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Interview Transcripts

 Museum Directors
image of Grace L. McCann Morley

Grace L. McCann Morley, 1935-1960

*1960 ROHO Oral History Transcript: Art, Artists, Museums, and the San Francisco Museum of Art

+1982 Archives of American Art Oral History Transcript



Image of George D. Culler

George D. Culler, 1961-1965

+1974 Archives of American Art Oral History Transcript

Photo of Gerald Nordland

Gerald Nordland, 1966-1972

Video of Gallery Interview

+2004 Archives of American Art Oral History Transcript

Photo of Henry Hopkins

Henry Hopkins, 1974-1986

Video of Gallery Interview

+1980 Archives of American Art Oral History Transcript

+1995 UCLA Oral History Transcript


Photo of Jack Lane

John R. Lane, 1987-1997

Video Excerpt of Gallery Interview (in process)

Photo of David Ross

David Ross, 1998-2001

Video Excerpt of Gallery Interview (in process)

Photo of Neal Benezra

Neal Benezra, 2002-present (2010)

Video Excerpt of Gallery Interview (in process)

 *ROHO interviews related to SFMOMA conducted prior to this project
 +Interviews from other institutions



 Artists
 

Ansel Adams

*Conversations with Ansel Adams. 1978, 768 pp.

 

1971 Photo of Ruth Asawa and Albert Lanier Photo by
Photo by Laurence J. Cuneo, Jr.

Ruth Asawa and Albert Lanier

*Art, Competence, and Citywide Cooperation for San Francisco, 1980, 220 pp.

 

Photo of Robert Bechtle

Robert Bechtle
Painter
Professor of Art, San Francisco State University, 1978-1999
SFMOMA Board of Trustees, 2006-2009

 

Elmer Nelson Bischoff

*Two Conversations with Elmer Bischoff. 1991, 48 pp.

 

 

Janet Cardiff (pending)
Artist

 

 

Photo of
Photo by Wilfredo Castanio, ca.1975

Rolando Castellón
Artist
SFMOMA Staff, 1972-1980
- M.I.X. Program Coordinator, 1972-1975
- Curator, 1975-1980

Video Still of Enrique Chagoya Enrique Chagoya
Painter, Printmaker
Director, Galleria de la Raza, SF, 1987-1990
Professor, Stanford University Department of Art and Art History, 1995-present
 

Imogen Cunningham

*Portraits, Ideas, and Design. 1961, 215 pp.

 

Photo of David Ireland David Ireland

*Inside 500 Capp Street: An Oral History of David Ireland's House. 2003, 150 pp.

Video Still of Lynn Hershman Leeson Lynn Hershman Leeson
Artist
Professor of Art, UC Davis, 1993-2005
Film Department Chair, San Francisco Art Institute
Photo of Pirkle Jones courtesy of Bruce Weber
Photo Copyright © Bruce Weber

Pirkle Jones
Photographer

Video still of Ellsworth Kelly Ellsworth Kelly (pending)
Artist
 

Dorothea Lange

*The Making of a Documentary Photographer. 1968, 257 pp.

 

Video still of Tom Marioni Tom Marioni
Conceptual Artist
Curator of Art, Richmond Art Center, Richmond, CA, 1968-1971
 

Wayne Miller

*An Eye on the World: Reviewing a Lifetime in Photography. 2003, 195 pp.

 

Video still of Nathan Oliveira Nathan Oliveira
Painter and Sculptor
Professor of Studio Arts, Stanford University, 1964-1996
 

Nell Sinton

*An Adventurous Spirit: The Life of a California Artist. 1993, 314 pp.

SFMOMA Women’s Board, 1945-1954

Video still of Jack Stauffacher

Jack Stauffacher
Printmaker
Founder, Greenwood Press

Video still of Larry Sultan

Larry Sultan
Photographer
Professor, California College of the Arts, 1988-2009
SFMOMA Board of Trustees, 2009

Photo of Wayne Thiebaud by Jim Woodson, Sacramento, CA, ca. 1996
Photo courtesy of Jim Woodson, Sacramento, CA, ca. 1996
Wayne Thiebaud
Painter
Professor of Art, UC Davis, 1960-1991
*ROHO interviews related to SFMOMA conducted prior to this project


 
Curators
Video Still of Graham Beal

Graham Beal [Available in The Bancroft Library]
SFMOMA Staff, 1984-1989
- Chief Curator

Image of Aaron Betsky from Video interview

Aaron Betsky
SFMOMA Staff, 1995-2001
- Curator of Architecture and Design, 1995-1999
- Curator of Architecture, Design, and Digital Projects, 1999-2001


Video still of Janet Bishop

Janet Bishop (pending)
SFMOMA Staff, 1988-present (2010)
- Curatorial Assistant, 1988-1992
- Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Assistant Curator of Painting and Sculpture, 1992-1997
- Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Associate Curator of Painting and Sculpture, 1997-2000
- Curator of Painting and Sculpture, 2000-present (2010)

Photo of
Photo by Wilfredo Castanio, ca.1975

Rolando Castellón
Artist
SFMOMA Staff, 1972-1980
- M.I.X. Program Coordinator, 1972-1975
- Curator, 1975-1980

Video still of Gary Garrels Gary Garrels
SFMOMA Staff, 1993-2000; 2008-present (2010)
- Chief Curator, 1993-1995
- Elise S. Haas Chief Curator of Painting and Sculpture, 1995-2000
- Elise S. Haas Senior Curator of Painting and Sculpture, 2008-present (2010)
Video still of Madeline Grynsztein Madeleine Grynsztejn
SFMOMA Staff, 2000-2008
- Elise S. Haas Senior Curator of Painting and Sculpture
Video still of Edith Kramer Edith Kramer
SFMOMA Staff, c. 1970-1973
- Film Curator
Video still of Sandy Phillips Sandra Phillips
SFMOMA Staff, 1987-present (2010)
- Curator of Photography, 1987-1999
- Senior Curator of Photography, 1999-present (2010)
Video still of Paolo Polledri Paolo Polledri
SFMOMA Staff, 1987-1994
- Curator of Architecture and Design
Video still of Robert Riley Robert Riley
SFMOMA Staff, 1988-2000
- Curator of Media Arts
Video still of Peter Samis Peter Samis
SFMOMA Staff, 1988-present (2010)
- Curatorial Assistant, 1988-1994 (Painting & Sculpture, Photography, Media Arts, Architecture & Design)
- Assistant Curator of Education; Program Manager for Interactive Educational Technologies, 1994-1997
- Associate Curator of Education; Program Manager for Interactive Technologies, 1997-2005
- Co-Acting Director of Education, 2004-2005
- Associate Curator of Interpretation, 2006-present (2010)
Video still of Allon Schoener Allon Schoener
SFMOMA Staff, ca. 1952 - 1954
- Assistant Curator
- Producer for Discovery and Art in Your Life, SFMOMA television programs
Video still of Karen Tsujimoto Karen Tsujimoto
SFMOMA Staff, 1973 – 1985
- Curatorial Assistant, 1973 –75
- Assistant Curator, 1975-80
- Associate Curator, 1980-82
- Curator, 1982-85

Video still of John Weber

John Weber
SFMOMA Staff, 1993-2004
- Curator of Education and Public Programs, 1993-1996
- The Leanne and George Roberts Curator of Education and Public Programs, 1995-2004


 Staff
Video still of Eugenie Candau Eugenie Candau
SFMOMA Staff, 1968-2001
- Librarian, 1968-1970
- Librarian and Registrar of the Permanent Collection, 1970-1975
- Librarian, 1975-2001
Video still of Inge-Lise Eckmann Inge-Lise Eckmann Lane
SFMOMA Staff, 1975-1996
- Chief Conservator, Paper, 1975-1983
- Co-Director, Conservation, 1983-1986
- Chief Conservator, 1986-1991
- Elise S. Haas Deputy Director For Curatorial Affairs,1989-1991
- Deputy Director For Administration, 1991-1992
- Deputy Director, 1992-1995
- Director Of Curatorial Affairs, 1995-1996
Video still of Lori Fogarty Lori Fogarty
SFMOMA Staff, 1988-2002
- Associate Director of Development, 1988-1995
- Director of Curatorial Affairs, 1996-1997
- Acting Director, 1997
- Deputy Director, 1998-2002
Video still of Katherine Holland Katherine Holland
SFMOMA Staff, 1967-1970; 1974-1985
- Curatorial Assistant, 1967-1970
- Research Associate, 1974-1978
- Research/Collections Director, 1979-1981
- Research/Collections and Registration Director, 1981-1985
 

Loretta Lowrey
SECA Coordinator, 1988/9-2002

 

 

Video still of Marian Parmenter Marian Parmenter
SFMOMA Staff, 1986-2007
- Director, SFMOMA Artists’ Gallery
Video still of Robert Whyte Robert Whyte
SFMOMA Staff, 1967-1987
- Supervisor of Education, 1967-1980
- Director of Education, 1980-1987


 Board of Trustees
Video Still of Gerson Bakar Gerson Bakar (Interview 13, pp. 425-454 of this life history transcript focus on Bakar's experience as an SFMOMA board member)
SFMOMA Board of Trustees, 1988-present (2010)
Photo of Robert Bechtle

Robert Bechtle
Painter
Professor of Art, San Francisco State University, 1978-1999
SFMOMA Board of Trustees, 2006-2009

Video still of Agnes Bourne

Agnes Bourne
SFMOMA Board of Trustees, 1984-1985, 1987-1991
- Ex Officio Trustee, SECA, 1984-1985
- Trustee, 1987-1991

Video still of Donald Fisher Donald Fisher
SFMOMA Board of Trustees, 1983-2009
- Treasurer, 1992-1995
- Secretary/Treasurer, 1998-2009
Video still of Dick Greene

Richard Greene
SFMOMA Board of Trustees, 1995-present (2010)
- Secretary/Treasurer, 1997-1998
- President, 1998-2008
- Vice Chair, 2008-2013

See also Richard Greene Life Oral History

 

Elise Stern Haas

*The Appreciation of Quality. 1979, 185 pp.

SFMOMA Women’s Board, 1951-1963
SFMOMA Board of Trustees, 1956-1990

 

Evelyn Danzig Haas

*Fine Arts and Family: The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Philanthropy, Writing, and Haas Family Memories. 1997, 288 pp.

SFMOMA Women’s Board, 1961-1975
SFMOMA Board of Trustees, 1973-present (2010)

Video still of Sally Lillienthal Sally Lilienthal (pending)
SFMOMA Board of Trustees, 1972-2006
- Honorary Trustee, 1988-
Video still of Elaine McKeon Elaine McKeon
SFMOMA Board of Trustees, 1986–present (2010)
- President, 1989-1994
- Chair, 1995-2004
- Chairman Emeriti
Video still of Steven Oliver Steven Oliver
SFMOMA Board of Trustees, 1989-present (2010)
- President, 1995-1997
- Chair, 2004-2007
Image of Charles Schwab

Charles Schwab (pending)
SFMOMA Board of Trustees, 1987-1994, 2007-present (2010)
- Treasurer, 1989-1990
- Lifetime Trustee, 1993
- Chair, 2007-present (2010)

 

 

Nell Sinton

*An Adventurous Spirit: The Life of a California Artist. 1993, 314 pp.

SFMOMA Women’s Board, 1945-1954

 

Video still of Larry Sultan

Larry Sultan (pending)
Photographer
Professor, California College of the Arts, 1988-2009
SFMOMA Board of Trustees, 2009

Video still of Brooks Walker Brooks Walker
SFMOMA Board of Trustees, 1982-present (2010)
- Vice-president, 1982-83
- Treasurer, 1984-1985
- Chair, 1985-1995
- Chairman Emeriti
 *ROHO interviews related to SFMOMA conducted prior to this project  
 

 Community: Museum Members, Gallery Owners, Art Collectors, Publishers
Image of Harry Anderson
Image of Margaret Anderson

Harry W. and Mary Margaret Anderson
Art Collectors

 

 

Paule Anglim with Ed Gilbert
Gallery Owner, Gallery Paule Anglim

 

Photo of Ruth Braunstein Ruth Braunstein
Gallery Owner, Braunstein/Quay Gallery
Video still of Kathan Brown Kathan Brown
Founder, Crown Point Press
Image of Carl Djerassi from Video interview

Carl Djerassi (pending)
Art Collector

 

 

Video Still of Burton Greenberg Burton Greenberg
SFMOMA, Member
Video Still of David White David White
Curator, Robert Rauschenberg Studio



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