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Oral history interview with James Demetrion, 2015 July 21-22

Oral history interview with James Demetrion, 2015 July 21-22

Demetrion, James T., 1930-

Museum director

Collection Information

Size: 2 sound files (5 hr.,14 min.) digital, wav

Summary: An interview of James T. Demetrion, conducted 2015 July 21-22, by James McElhinney for the Archives of American Art, at the Archives of American Art office in Washington, D.C.

Biographical/Historical Note

Interviewee James Demetrion (1930- ) is the former director of the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, D.C. Interviewer James McElhinney (1952- ) is a painter and educator in New York, New York.

Provenance

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

Funding for this interview was provided by the Lichtenberg Family Foundation.

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Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with James Demetrion, 2015 July 21-22. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.