Rolland Golden\'s Requiem


Rolland Golden

This four-minute video documentary short profiles artist Rolland Golden (American, b. 1931) and his series of paintings of New Orleans following Katrina. \r\n\r\nThe program provides a brief overview Golden\'s life and 50-year career as a professional artist and focuses on his latest work, a series of paintings interpreting Hurricane Katrina\'s effect on New Orleans. Golden\'s Katrina paintings were exhibited at the New Orleans Museum of Art from November 2007 through mid-February 2008. \r\nBorn in New Orleans, Golden attended the southern regionalist John McCrady Art School in the Crescent City and began a lifelong devotion to art. Internationally recognized, Golden has had dozens of one-man exhibitions in the United States, the former Soviet Union and France. His works are in numerous collections around the world. \r\n\r\nProduced by Matt Martinez and Michael Mizell-Nelson, the film was directed and written by Martinez; the video short includes a cross-section of Golden\'s art and interviews with art historian John Kemp and Golden himself. The program was produced in partnership with New Orleans PBS affiliate WYES-TV 12, and it aired in January 2008 as a feature on Peggy Scott Laborde\'s weekly program \"Steppin\' Out.\" The documentary also screened as a companion piece for the Golden exhibition at the New Orleans Museum of Art. Executive Producer Peggy Scott Laborde narrates the film.\r\n \r\nMore information about Golden can be found within the Hurricane Digital Memory Bank\'s Rolland Golden collection: \r\nand the artist\'s website: \r\n\r\n


“Rolland Golden\'s Requiem,” Hurricane Digital Memory Bank, accessed April 18, 2024,