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Education 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.
http://www.bu.edu/alumni/bostonia/2001/spring/colossal/index.html

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.
http://www.nyu.edu/nyutoday/archives/17/02/PageOneStories/Beardon.html

Education World
Students grades 3-5, 6-8, 9-12 can learn to create collages in the style of African American artist Romare Bearden. Topics: Romare Bearden-Style Collages. Lesson Plans.
http://www.educationworld.com/a_lesson/01-1/lp221-10.shtml

Destination: Modern Art
Features - Romare Bearden: The Dove, 1964.
Designed for children ages 5 to 8, 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.
www.moma.org/destination/destination.html

Smithsonian Magazine
This article, Romare Bearden: Man of Many Parts builds on the retrospective exhibition, The Art of Romare Bearden, showcasing Beardenís innovative collages and stakes a claim for him in the pantheon of 20th-century American artists. Links and resources. www.smithsonianmag.si.edu/smithsonian/issues04/feb04/bearden.html

Dublin Arts Council - The Art of Romare Bearden
Art connections is a series of individual resource packets that tie programs or exhibitions of Dublin Arts Council to the classroom. This teacher guide provides information and cross-curricular, multidisciplinary activities for the study of Bearden.
http://www.dublinarts.org/inschool/resource_pdf/bearden.pdf

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.
www.dartmouth.edu/~awilson/Bearden/

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

Description of exhibition (September 6 - October 24, 1996) and complementary printmaking workshop.
www.upenn.edu/ARG/archive/bearden/bearden.html

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.
www.smithsonianmag.si.edu/smithsonian/issues04/feb04/bearden.html

Education World - Collage-making
Learn to create collages in the style of renowned African-American artist Romare Bearden. Lesson plans.
http://www.educationworld.com/a_lesson/01-1/lp221-10.shtml

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.
http://www.dublinarts.org/inschool/resource_pdf/bearden.pdf

PBS - Teacher Source - Romare Bearden: Piecing Together a Viewpoint
An interdisciplinary, multi-session lesson plan with student handouts, resources.
http://www.pbs.org/newshour/extra/teachers/lessonplans/art/bearden_10-23.html

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.
http://www.nga.gov/education/classroom/bearden/

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!