James Johnson Sweeney

  • Interview

    GC: I am George Culler, Director of the San Francisco Museum of Art and with me here today is Mr. James Johnson Sweeney, who is Director of the Museum of Fine Arts of Houston and former Director of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. Mr. Sweeney is in San Francisco, having just completed a job as juror for the 81st Annual of the Art Institute. It was the San Francisco Art Institute that invited you here to do the final jurying after you had done the preliminary screening on the basis of slides?

    JJS: Yes.

    GC: About how many paintings did you look at?

    JJS: About 1,600 originally, in the screening, and