CalArts Oral History Interviews:Lavine, Steven

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Steven Lavine - bio

Steven Lavine

CalArts President; 1988 - 2017


Steven D. Lavine has been president of CalArts since 1988. He serves on the boards of Idyllwild Arts Foundation, Endowments Inc., KCRW 89.9 FM National Public Radio, the Strategic National Arts Alumni Project (SNAAP), and the Villa Aurora Foundation for European–American Relations, and advises other arts and education groups. Dr. Lavine has co-edited, with Ivan Karp, two collections on the poetics and politics of public culture.

Interview Clips

Steven Lavine Oral History Transcript: Excerpt from February 18, 2014; discussion about 1994 Northridge Earthquake.

Interviewer: Tom Lawson (Dean, School of Art)

Interview dates & Length:

January 14, 2014: 1 hr. 50 min.

February 4, 2014: 1 hr. 37 min.

February 18, 2014: 1 hr. 54 min.

April 15, 2014: 1 hr. 50 min.

Formats Available:

Audio MP3

Video MP4


  • Transcripts: First half of Feb. 18 video available; other dates are in processing and not available.
  • Audio & Video: First half of Feb. 18 video available; other dates are in processing and not available.

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