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Taos, N.M. — The Harwood Museum in collaboration with the Mandelman-Ribak Foundation and Douglas Dreishpoon, presents a film “Mandelman-Ribak Foundation’s Oral History Project” Friday, August 24, 7 p.m. in the Arthur Bell Auditorium. The film, edited by Oliver Bell, focuses on many of the remarkable women interviewed as part of the “Mandelman-Ribak Foundation’s Oral History Project” from 2000 to 2005.

The “Mandelman-Ribak Foundation’s Oral History Project” originated in 1999 in collaboration with Douglas Dreishpoon, Chief Curator at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery in Buffalo, NY. The initial concept was to videotape interviews with artists and individuals who had been associated with the Taos Moderns, a group of artists living in Taos during the 1940s and 50s.

As the Project evolved, the objective broadened to encompass the subsequent generations of artists and individuals who had contributed to the culture and arts in Taos. There are 43 videotaped interviews, each developing around a set of questions researched and conducted by Douglas Dreishpoon. The interview materials of the Oral History Project constitute the elements of an oral history archive for Taos and an invaluable resource for researchers and scholars.

Harwood Museum of Art Hours
Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m.- 5 p.m; Sunday, 12 -5 p.m.

Harwood Museum of Art General Admission $10 adults, $8 seniors (65+) and students; Free to children age 12 and under, members of the Harwood Museum Alliance, University of New Mexico students and staff, and Taos County residents on Sundays. $25 Museum Association of Taos ticket is available for admission to the Harwood Museum of Art, the Taos Art Museum, the Millicent Rogers Museum, the Blumenschein Home and Museum, and La Hacienda de los Martinez.

Tickets: $8 Alliance members, $10 non-members.

Where: The Harwood Museum of Art of UNM, 238 Ledoux Street, Taos, NM

Info: 575-758-9826,

Jennifer Marshall