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Lideres Latinos Oral History Project: Interview with Olga Viso
Description BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Olga Viso was born in Melbourne, Florida. She attended Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida as an art major. Viso later attended Emory University for graduate school and afterwards became a curator at the High Museum. She later held the position as director of the Hirshhorn Museum for twelve years before becoming the executive director of the Walker Art Center. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Family background; art as her passion; childhood; education; lack of diversity in Melbourne; Cuban exile; Cuban cooking; museum experience; Latino artists; Latino community; networking; community involvement; local art; immigrants; Walker Art Center as a resource for artists; organizations; global image of the Walker; multiculturalism; and embracing her heritage.
Quantity 1 digital file
35 pages transcript
Format Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
Measurements 01:06:04 running time
Creation Interviewer: Duarte, Lorena
Narrator: Viso, Olga
Made in Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota, United States
Subjects Hispanic Americans
Made in Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota, United States
Dates Creation: 02/16/2011
Holding Type Oral History - Interview
ID Number OH135
Accession Number AV2011.2.40
Related Collections Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'Lideres Latinos Oral History Project'