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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

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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.

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    Interview with James Welling

    Interview with James Welling

    An interview with James C. Welling conducted 2020 June 22, by Benjamin Gillespie for the Archives of American Art's Pandemic Oral History Project at Welling's home in New York, New York.

    Read the full transcript at http://s.si.edu/Welling_POHT​ and learn more at http://s.si.edu/pandemic

    • 22 min
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    Interview with Tyrone Weedon and Stefan Bauschmid

    Interview with Tyrone Weedon and Stefan Bauschmid

    An interview with with Tyrone Weedon and Stefan Bauschmid conducted 2020 August 10, by Benjamin Gillespie, for the Archives of American Art's Pandemic Oral History Project at Weedon's home in Baltimore, Maryland and Bauschmid's home in Washington, DC.

    Read the full transcript at http://s.si.edu/Weedon_POHT​ and learn more at http://s.si.edu/pandemic

    • 22 min
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    Interview with Tam Van Tran

    Interview with Tam Van Tran

    An interview with Tam Van Tran conducted 2020 August 8, by Benjamin Gillespie, for the Archives of American Art's Pandemic Oral History Project, at Van Tran's home in Los Angeles, California.

    Read the full transcript at http://s.si.edu/VanTran_POHT​ and learn more at http://s.si.edu/pandemic

    • 19 min
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    Interview with Alisa Sikelianos Carter

    Interview with Alisa Sikelianos Carter

    An interview with Alisa Sikelianos-Carter conducted 2020 September 1, by Fernanda Espinosa, for the Archives of American Art's Pandemic Oral History Project at Sikelianos-Carter's studio in New Haven, Connecticut.

    Read the full transcript at http://s.si.edu/Sikelianos-Carter_POHT​ and learn more at http://s.si.edu/pandemic​

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

    • 21 min
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    Interview with Moses Ros

    Interview with Moses Ros

    An interview with Moses Ros conducted 2020 August 28, by Fernanda Espinosa, for the Archives of American Art's Pandemic Oral History Project at Ros's home in the Bronx, New York.

    Read the full transcript at http://s.si.edu/Ros_POHT​ and learn more at http://s.si.edu/pandemic​

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

    • 15 min
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    Interview with Nabil Mousa

    Interview with Nabil Mousa

    An interview with Nabil Mousa conducted 2020 August 17, by Benjamin Gillespie, for the Archives of American Art's Pandemic Oral History Project at Mousa's home in Seattle, Washington.

    Read the full transcript at http://s.si.edu/Mousa_POHT​ and learn more at http://s.si.edu/pandemic

    • 21 min

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