June 24, 2017 Taos, New Mexico

The Harwood Museum of Art

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Ted Egri: The Harwood celebrates the artist
Friday, May 19, 2017 - 2:00 pm

Ted Egri: The Harwood celebrates the artist

The Harwood Museum of Art


Join us as we highlight the works of Ted Egri and screen a rarely seen interview with Ted Egri created by the Mandelman-Ribak Foundation's Oral History Project and provided by UNM Libraries. The Ellis Clark Moderns Gallery will have select Ted Egri pieces on display.

The Oral History Project originated in 1999 in collaboration with Douglas Dreishpoon, Chief Curator at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery in Buffalo, New York. The Project’s initial concept called for a series of video-taped interviews with individuals who’d been associated with the Taos Moderns, a group of artists living in Taos during the 1940s and 50s that included Beatrice Mandelman and Louis Ribak. In June of 2000, eight interviews were conducted with artists and individuals who had been associated with the Taos Moderns.

As the Oral History Project evolved, the objective for the interviews broadened to encompass subsequent generations, the influx of artists and writers who came to Taos in the 1960s and 70s, and other individuals who had contributed to the culture and arts in Taos. To date, the Project has recorded 44 interviews, all of which have been transcribed. Each interview runs about an hour in length and develops around a set of questions researched and conducted by Douglas Dreishpoon. The interview materials of the Oral History Project constitute elements of an oral history archive for Taos and an invaluable resource for scholars and researchers.

The video is 48 minutes long and the screening is free with museum entry, free for members.