Oral history interview with María Brito, 1997 October 25
Brito, María Cristina, 1947-
Martínez, Juan A.
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Transcript: 115 pages
Originally recorded on 2 sound cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 3 digital wav files. Duration is 2 hr., 2 min.
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Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
An interview of María Brito conducted 1997 October 25, by Juan A. Martínez, in Brito's home/studio, Miami, Florida, for the Archives of American Art.
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.
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with María Brito, 1997 October 25. 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.
María Brito (1947-) is a sculptor from Miami, Florida. Born in Havana, Cuba.
Interview is in Spanish.
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 this interview provided by the Smithsonian Institution's Latino Pool Fund.
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001