National Gallery of Art - EXHIBITIONS

Image: The Art of Romare Bearden, September 14, 2003 - January 4, 2004

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Exhibition Overview

Exhibition Feature

Works by
Romare Bearden
in the Gallery's Collection

Biography of
Romare Bearden

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Selected African American Artists

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Image: Romare Bearden, Tomorrow I May Be Far Away, 1967Romare Bearden is among the preeminent artists of his generation. His powerful works represent the places where he lived and worked: the rural South; northern cities, principally Pittsburgh and New York's Harlem; and the Caribbean island of St. Martin. Religious subjects and ritual practices, jazz clubs and brothels, and history and literature are overlapping themes in his work. Throughout his career Bearden also made forays into abstraction, usually with musical associations. This exhibition, the most comprehensive retrospective of his work ever, explores the complexity and scope of Bearden's art. It includes not only the collages and Projections (photostats) for which he is best known but also a selection of watercolors, gouaches, and oils, many of which have rarely been exhibited.

Sponsor: The exhibition is made possible with generous support from AT&T

The exhibition is sponsored in part by Chevy Chase Bank