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Documentary on Clementine Hunter, 1985, from the Miscellaneous sound, film, and video recordings collection

Documentary on Clementine Hunter, 1985

Item Information

Title: Documentary on Clementine Hunter

Date: 1985

Physical Details: 2 videocassettes (U-Matic) : sd., col. ; 3/4 in. ; 1 hr., 18 min., 17 sec.

Description: Unedited video footage produced by Didi Barret of the Museum of American Folk Art with the assistance of Richard Gasperi of the Gasperi Folk Art Gallery, New Orleans, La.

Footage includes views of Hunter's murals in the "African House" at Melrose Plantation in Natchitoches, La., with comments by Hunter's friends Thomas Whitehead and Mildred Bailey; an interview of Hunter conducted by Whitehead on April 21, 1985; views of 27 sketches from Hunter's 1945 sketchbook with comments by art dealer Richard Gasperi; and a tour of the New Orleans Museum of Art's exhibition, A New Orleans salute to Clementine Hunter's centennial, narrated by curator William Fagaly.

Creator: Unidentified

Forms part of: Miscellaneous sound, film, and video recordings collection

Rights Statement: Current copyright status is undetermined

Citation: Documentary on Clementine Hunter, 1985. Miscellaneous sound, film, and video recordings collection. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

Availability: This item has been digitally reformatted. It is available by requesting an appointment in the Archives of American Art's reading rooms, or in certain situations as a Reproduction Request.

Digital ID: 12189