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Oral history interview with Kira Perov-Viola, 2005 Aug. 30

Perov, Kira, 1951-

Photographer, Archivist, Editor, Arts administrator


Collection Information

Size: 34 Pages, Transcript

Format: Originally recorded on 2 sound discs. Reformatted in 2010 as 4 digital wav files. Duration is 2 hr., 6 min.

Summary: An interview of Kira Perov-Viola conducted 2005 Aug. 30, by Hunter Drohojowska-Philp, for the Archives of American Art, in the artist's studio, in Long Beach, Calif.

Biographical/Historical Note

Kira Perov (1951- ) is a photographer, arts administrator, and career long collaborator of her husband, video artist Bill Viola, from Long Beach, Calif. Hunter Drohojowska-Philp is an art critic from Beverly Hills, Calif.


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.

Language Note

English .


Funding for the digital preservation of this interview was provided by a grant from the Save America's Treasures Program of the National Park Service.

How to Use This Collection

Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Kira Perov-Viola, 2005 Aug. 30. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.