Size: Sound recording: 1 Sound tape reel, 7 in.; 106 Pages, Transcript
Summary: An interview of James Harithas conducted 1979 Mar. 16- 1979 May 17, by Sandra Curtis Levy, for the Archives of American Art.
Harithas speaks of his youth in Maine; his educational background and early interest in art; the first exhibit he was involved in; his first curatorial position; going to work for the Corcoran and becoming director there; some of the Corcoran's important exhibits; teaching at Hunter College; controversial activities he involved himself in; becoming curator at the Syracuse Museum; political programs and activities at Syracuse; moving to Houston and becoming curator of the Contemporary Arts Museum there; fundraising problems; the visual arts and their relationship to the media; ethnic exhibits; government support for the arts; trends in museums and collecting; Houston as an art community.