Oral history interview with Ruth and Richard Shack, 1996 December 7-1997 February 8
Shack, Ruth, 1931-
Young, Barbara N.
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Transcript: 90 pages.
Originally recorded 3 sound cassette. Reformated in 2010 as 6 digital wav files. Duration is 4 hr., 20 min.
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Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
An interview of Ruth and Richard Shack conducted 1996 December 7-1997 February 8, by Barbara Young, for the Archives of American Art. The interview focuses on the Shack's support of Latin American artists, the development of their collection, and their personal involvement with community art centers.
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Ruth and Richard Shack, 1996 December 7-1997 February 8. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
The digital preservation of this interview received Federal support from the Latino Initiatives Pool, administered by the Smithsonian Latino Center.
Ruth Shack (1931-) is president of the Dade-Community Foundation. Richard Shack (1926-) is chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Miami Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA). Their private art collection includes works by Maria Brito, Lydia Rubio, Cesar Trasobares, and José Bedia.
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. Funding for the interview was provided bythe Smithsonian Institution Latino Fund.
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001