Oral history, 1991.

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Warburg, Edward M. M. Oral history, 1991.

Oral history, 1991.

Warburg discusses his childhood, including his father's interest in art and collecting and the beginnings of his own interest in art. He discusses in detail the birth of The Museum of Modern Art, and its roots in Harvard's Society for Contemporary Art, which Warburg helped found in the late 1920s. He characterizes Alfred H. Barr, Jr., Lincoln Kirstein and Philip Johnson in relation to the Museum's early history. Other topics include his. membership in the Museum's original Junior Advisory Committee and the establishment of the Museum's Film Library during the 1930s. Warburg also offers views on the Museum today.

1 transcript. (99 p.)4 sound cassettes.

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