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Interview with Roderick Turner

Object Details

Creator
Anacostia Community Museum
Scope and Contents
Artist Roderick Turner, raised in Providence and attended RISD, talks about his artistic family, his early art experiences, the murals he painted, his inspiration and sources of encouragement, and teaching and working with youth and senior citizens. He explains his creative thought process, importance of creating art for the artist, how an artist works in regards to his/her mind as well as technique, and the value of art to the community. Turner describes how his work has evolved, and how his European experience changed his life and affected his art. He also describes the relationship between his artwork and where he lives; he records the changes in his community - Ward 8 of Washington, D. C. - through his paintings.
Interview. Dated 20110519.
Date
2011
Extent
1 Video recording (MiniDV)
Type
Archival materials
Video recordings
Interviews
Occupation
Artists
Topic
African Americans
African American artists
Civic leaders
Communities
Place
Anacostia (Washington, D.C.)
Washington (D.C.)
United States
Culture
African American
Collection Rights
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Citation
Interview with Roderick Turner, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier
ACMA.01-007.16, Item ACMA AV005235
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