Education Resources

Links to Museums, Art and Multimedia Features

Romare Bearden, African-American Harlem Renaissance Painter. Guide to pictures of works by Romare Bearden in art museum sites and image archives. Click here to visit

National Gallery of Art
Feature accompanying The Art of Romare Bearden exhibition at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. The complex and colorful art of Romare Bearden is autobiographical and metaphorical.
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SFMOMA - San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
Exhibitions: The Art of Romare Bearden, Saturday, February 07, 2004 - Sunday, May 16, 2004. Featuring interactives and Romare Bearden's vibrant work.
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SFMOMA - Multimedia presentation
A multimedia exploration of Romare Bearden's life and work, his roots in the Harlem Renaissance, his relationship to jazz and blues music, and his fusion of diverse artistic traditions.

Romare Bearden: Let's Walk The Block
An exploration of Bearden's famous collage The Block, in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Activities for youth, parents, and teachers include a guided tour, music by the Branford Marsalis Quartet and various art activities.

Destination: Modern Art
Features Romare Bearden's The Dove, in the collection of the Museum of Modern Art. A visitor from outer space is sent to Earth on a mission to explore modern art. Kids can create a collage, search for objects in the artwork and see work by Bearden.

NPR - National Public Radio - All Things Considered
Many artists and art historians consider Romare Bearden one of America's most important and inventive artists. Explore his fascinating life in this multimedia presentation.

PBS - Public Broadcasting System - Online NewsHour
The Art of Romare Bearden, October 27, 2003. In his 1964 collage
The Street, Romare Bearden captured the faces of Harlem and the community around him. With audio clip of 1986 interview of Bearden.

Jerry Jazz Musician
Excerpts from The Art of Romare Bearden exhibition catalogue, National Gallery of Art. Dedication to Romare Bearden by poet Derek Walcott. Other resources.

Links to Educational Institutions, Curriculum and Resources

Boston University - Alumni Web - Colossal Remnants
America's greatest collagist, Romare Bearden, created his artistic identity the same way he created his signature works - patiently, piece by piece. Article by John Stromberg.

NYU Today - New York University - Romare Bearden: Call and Recall
Alumnus Bearden becomes first African-American artist featured in solo show at National Gallery in Washington, D.C.

Dartmouth College - Hood Museum of Art
Includes biographical information, virtual tour of Hood Museum's exhibition and Romare Bearden's influence on August Wilson. Links.

University of Pennsylvania - A Graphic Odyssey:
Romare Bearden as Printmaker

Description of exhibition (September 6 - October 24, 1996) and complementary printmaking workshop.

Smithsonian Magazine - Romare Bearden: Man of Many Parts
Exhibition showcases Bearden’s innovative collages and stakes a claim for him in the pantheon of 20th-century American artists. Links and resources.

Education World - Collage-making
Learn to create collages in the style of renowned African-American artist Romare Bearden. Lesson Plans.

Dublin Arts Council - Art Connections: The Art of Romare Bearden
This teacher resource guide provides information and cross-curricular, multidisciplinary activities for the study of Romare Bearden.

PBS - Teacher Source - Romare Bearden: Piecing Together a Viewpoint
An interdisciplinary, multi-session lesson plan with student handouts, resources.

National Gallery of Art - The Art of Romare Bearden:
A Resource for Teachers

Study Romare Bearden's art and life in depth. These National Gallery of Art (NGA) materials are based on their recent retrospective exhibition, The Art of Romare Bearden. The NGA Teacher Packet that accompanied the exhibition allows further study and background for classroom activities.

A special request to researchers, scholars and students:The Romare Bearden Foundation is always interested in new scholarship on the life and art of Romare Bearden, as well as links to online resources. If you are aware of other online links that should be in this area please let us know!