Oral history interview with María Brito
Portions of this collection are digitized

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.brito97
Creators:
Brito, Maria, 1947-
Martínez, Juan A.
Dates:
1997 October 25
Languages:
Interview is in Spanish.
Physical Description:
115 Pages
Transcript
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
An interview of Cuban born sculptor María Brito conducted 1997 October 25, by Juan A. Martínez, in Brito's home/studio, Miami, Florida, for the Archives of American Art.
Scope and Contents
Brito speaks of her birthplace, Havana, Cuba, and her early art education at the Edison School; her travels to Miami as part of the Peter Pan Project in 1961; her art studies at the Miami-Dade Community College and the University of Miami. She also comments on the Museum of Contemporary Hispanic Art (MOCHA) in New York, The Decade Show, her first exhibition in Miami at Gallery 24 in 1980, and other exhibitions.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
María Brito (1947-) is a sculptor from Miami, Florida. Born in Havana, Cuba.

Administration
Sponsor
This interview received Federal support from the Latino Initiatives Pool, administered by the Smithsonian Latino Center. Funding for the digital preservation of this interview received Federal support from the Latino Initiatives Pool, administered by the Smithsonian Latino Center.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
This interview is part of the Archives of American Art Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics, and administrators.

General
General
Originally recorded on 2 sound cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 3 digital wav files. Duration is 2 hr., 2 min.

Digital Content

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.

Keywords
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Sculptors -- Florida -- Miami Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Installation artists -- Florida -- Miami Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Latino and Latin American artists Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Cuban American art Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Repository Contact
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