42 episodes

To document the cascade of public health, social, and financial crises set in motion by COVID-19, the Archives of American Art created an oral history series that recorded responses to the global pandemic across the American art world. Conducted virtually, the Pandemic Oral History Project features eighty-five short-form interviews with a diverse group of artists, teachers, curators, and administrators. Averaging twenty-five minutes long, each interview provides a firsthand account of and urgent insights into the narrator's triumphs and tragedies in the summer of 2020. With more than thirty hours of recorded video and audio, the series bears witness to an unprecedented era as it unfolded in real time.

Pandemic Oral History Project Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

    • Visual Arts

To document the cascade of public health, social, and financial crises set in motion by COVID-19, the Archives of American Art created an oral history series that recorded responses to the global pandemic across the American art world. Conducted virtually, the Pandemic Oral History Project features eighty-five short-form interviews with a diverse group of artists, teachers, curators, and administrators. Averaging twenty-five minutes long, each interview provides a firsthand account of and urgent insights into the narrator's triumphs and tragedies in the summer of 2020. With more than thirty hours of recorded video and audio, the series bears witness to an unprecedented era as it unfolded in real time.

    • video
    Interview with Margaret Honda

    Interview with Margaret Honda

    An interview with Margaret Honda conducted 2020 August 17, by Jacob Proctor, for the Archives of American Art's Pandemic Oral History Project, at Honda's home in Los Angeles, California.­

    Read the full transcript at https://s.si.edu/Honda_POHT and learn more at https://s.si.edu/pandemic

    • 24 min
    • video
    Interview with Nao Bustamante

    Interview with Nao Bustamante

    An interview with Nao Bustamante conducted 2020 July 3, by Josh Franco, for the Archives of American Art's Pandemic Oral History Project at Bustamante's home in Los Angeles, California.

    Read the full transcript at https://s.si.edu/Bustamante_POHT and learn more at https://s.si.edu/pandemic

    This interview received Federal support from the Latino Initiatives Pool, administered by the Smithsonian Latino Center.

    • 26 min
    • video
    Interview with Linda Lomahaftewa

    Interview with Linda Lomahaftewa

    An interview with Linda Lomahaftewa conducted 2020 September 2, by Lara M. Evans, for the Archives of American Art's Pandemic Oral History Project, at Lomahaftewa's home in Santa Fe, New Mexico.­

    Read the full transcript at https://s.si.edu/Lomahaftewa_POHT and learn more at https://s.si.edu/pandemic

    • 23 min
    • video
    Interview with Kay Walkingstick

    Interview with Kay Walkingstick

    An interview with Kay WalkingStick conducted 2020 August 29, by Melissa Ho, for the Archives of American Art's Pandemic Oral History Project, at WalkingStick's home in Easton, Pennsylvania.­

    Read the full transcript at https://s.si.edu/WalkingStick_POHT and learn more at https://s.si.edu/pandemic

    • 19 min
    • video
    Interview with Judith Bernstein

    Interview with Judith Bernstein

    An interview with Judith Bernstein conducted 2020 July 21, by Benjamin Gillespie, for the Archives of American Art's Pandemic Oral History Project at Bernstein's studio in New York, New York.

    Read the full transcript at https://s.si.edu/Bernstein_POHT and learn more at https://s.si.edu/pandemic

    • 21 min
    • video
    Interview with John Corbett

    Interview with John Corbett

    An interview with John Corbett conducted 2020 July 2, by Jacob Proctor, for the Archives of American Art's Pandemic Oral History Project at Corbett's office in Chicago, Illinois.

    Read the full transcript at https://s.si.edu/Corbett_POHT and learn more at https://s.si.edu/pandemic

    • 22 min

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