Title: Interview about Romare Bearden with Donald Byrd
Date: 2001 November 23
Physical Details: 1 sound cassette ; 1 hr., 3 min., 25 sec.
Description: Recording stops and starts and the sound has a skipping effect. Donald Byrd, interviewed by Ruth Fine, discusses his experiences with Romare Bearden. Discussion topics are wide-ranging and include the jazz scene and artists' community in Harlem and New York City, American artists and musicians in Paris and Europe in the fifties, racism, civil rights, Romare Bearden's gallery representation, and his art as protest. Numerous people mentioned include Langston Hughes, Jacqueline Kennedy. Recording includes an unnamed woman in addition to Byrd and Fine.
Creator: Byrd, Donald, 1932-2013
Forms part of: Ruth Fine papers, circa 1929-2016, bulk 1950s-2016
Rights Statement: Current copyright status is undetermined
Citation Information: Donald Byrd and Ruth Fine. Interview about Romare Bearden with Donald Byrd, 2001 November 23. Ruth Fine papers, circa 1929-2016. 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: 24617