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Oral history, 1991.

Author: Alicia Legg; National Endowment for the Humanities,
Edition/Format:   Archival material : English
Publication:Museum of Modern Art Oral History Project, 1990-1994.
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Legg recalls her studies at the Art Students League in New York prior to her joining the staff of the Museum Library in 1949. She describes her subsequent positions in the Department of Painting and Sculpture, including her involvement in the Artists Viewings program, and the broad influences of Rene d'Harnoncourt, William S. Lieberman, Andrew Carnduff Ritchie, William S. Rubin, William C. Seitz, and Peter Selz on  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Oral histories
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Named Person: Alicia Legg; Rene D'Harnoncourt; William Slattery Lieberman; Alfred H Barr, Jr.
Document Type: Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: Alicia Legg; National Endowment for the Humanities,
OCLC Number: 122682422
In: Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.)
Notes: Interview conducted by Sharon Zane for The Museum of Modern Art Oral History Project.
Funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Description: 1 transcript. (127 p.) 5 sound cassettes.

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Legg recalls her studies at the Art Students League in New York prior to her joining the staff of the Museum Library in 1949. She describes her subsequent positions in the Department of Painting and Sculpture, including her involvement in the Artists Viewings program, and the broad influences of Rene d'Harnoncourt, William S. Lieberman, Andrew Carnduff Ritchie, William S. Rubin, William C. Seitz, and Peter Selz on departmental policy. Legg also discusses various techniques of sculpture installation, specifically in relation to her reinstallation of the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Sculpture Garden in 1984, and her organization of the exhibitions Sol LeWitt, Claes Oldenburg and Sculpture by Matisse.

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