Oral history, 1990-1991.

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Johnson, Philip, 1906-. Oral history, 1990-1991.

Oral history, 1990-1991.

Johnson's recollections span the entire history of The Museum of Modern Art, from his introduction to founding director Alfred H. Barr, Jr. in 1929 to his present involvement as a member of the Board of Trustees. He discusses the early history of the Museum's Department of Architecture (later the Department of Architecture and Design), including organization of such seminal exhibitions as "Modern Architecture: International Exhibition" (1932) and "Machine Art" (1934), and describes the department under the later direction of Arthur Drexler. Johnson's involvement in the Museum's Advisory Committee in the 1930s and his association with Abby Aldrich Rockefeller and Iris Barry are also mentioned. Other topics include the building expansion programs of 1954 and 1964 for which Johnson was the principal architect, his redesign of the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Sculpture Garden in 1952-53, and the building expansion of 1984.

1 transcript. (181 p.)6 sound cassettes.

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