Romare Bearden Fundation

   exhibitions

 

 

           

                              

Coming soon !!

to the Nathan Cummings Foundation

the Bearden Foundation organized exhibition:

Kamoinge + En Foco:

Advancing the  Frame

Opens November 6, 2014

 

    

                 Smithsonian Traveling Exhibition Services presents

         "Romare Bearden: A Black Odyssey"

                                                             Next stop:

                                  Miriam and Ira Wallach Gallery                                             Columbia University,  New York, NY

              Opens November 15, 2014

                   On view through March 31, 2015

                                  Watch video promo HERE

         

         Home to Ithaca, 1977

This exhibition of 49 original collages, watercolors, and drawings is a visionary retelling of Homer’s story of Odysseus. With characteristic audacity, Bearden cast all the characters in this ancient Greek saga—whether gods or mortals, villains or heroes—as Black. The artist’s unique images draw upon many visual traditions, ranging from bold, stylized forms adapted from the French painter Henri Matisse to the visceral, sculptural forms of West African masks. Throughout the series Bearden explores the universal themes of journeying home, reuniting with loved ones, overcoming obstacles, and the quest for knowledge. 

       

Tour itinerary

10/13/12-              01/13/13                Reynolda House Museum of American Art, Winston-Salem, NC                  

02/02/13-              04/28/13                Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, Memphis, TN                 

05/18/13-              08/11/13                Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Fort Worth, TX   

08/31/13-              11/24/13                Chazen Museum of Art, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI    

12/14/13-              03/09/14                Michael C. Carlos Museum, Emory University, Atlanta, GA             

03/29/14-              08/17/14                Currier Museum of Art, Manchester, NH               

11/12/14-              03/31/15                Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Art Gallery, Columbia University, NYC                 

for more information about the tour: HERE

 

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           "Romare Bearden: Storyteller"

     Jenkins Johnson Gallery, San Francisco, CA

                                       April 3 -June 21, 2014

                      

JENKINS JOHNSON GALLERY 464 Sutter Street, San Francisco, CA 94108

Gallery Hours | Tuesday - Friday 10 AM - 6 PM | Saturday 10 AM - 5 PM

415.677.0770 | sf@jenkinsjohnsongallery.com

 

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"Select Collection: Prints Romare Bearden"

                                  April 15 -June 22, 2014

http://greenhillnc.org/

 

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"Romare Bearden: Insight & Innovation "      

         at the DC Moore Gallery        March 20-April 19, 2014

              DC Moore Gallery 535 West 22nd Street, NY, NY 10011

                contact:  212-247-2111 or info@dcmooregallery.com

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National Arts Club, NYC, now through March 23

ROMARE BEARDEN - Master Printmaker. Don't miss this opportunity to experience an intimate look at one of the most original visual artists of the twentieth century.

The National Arts was founded in 1898 by Charles de Kay , art critic for the New York Times. The Club makes its home in the former Tliden mansion at No.15 Gramercy Park. A triple Landmark ,  the  Club is renowned for its collection of 19th century American art and for its remarkable interiors in the Aesthetic Movement style.

The mission of The National Arts Club is to stimulate , foster and promote public interest in the arts and educate the American people in the Fine Arts.

The National Arts Club is located at 15 Gramercy Park (20th Street between Park and Third Avenues).

Gallery hours are 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM daily.     212 475 3424

      

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  A Selection of Graphic Works

at the Puffin Foundation

Curated by the Romare Bearden Foundation

The Puffin Foundation

20 Puffin Way, Teaneck, NJ 07666
(800) 811-2909

 for more information: HERE

 

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Our traveling exhibition

   From Process to Print:

   Graphics Works by Romare Bearden 

    

The Train, 1975  hand colored etching

Focusing in depth on his graphic oeuvre, From Process to Print offered the unique opportunity to examine Bearden's printmaking process as he worked and re-worked familiar images and themes. Consisting of over 75 works, the exhibition included both series and individual prints in varied print mediums; collages and photomontages that inspired some of the prints and plates; and matrixes that demonstrate the processes behind the touring works.

Considering Bearden's approach to printmaking as influenced by his collaborations with master printmakers, From Process to Print brought to light the key themes and motifs (trains, family life, rituals, urban scenes, jazz and mythology) and their role in the expansion of Bearden's artistic imagination.

During its 3-year run this exhibition toured to 10 institutions:

Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick, ME

Reginald F. Lewis, of Maryland African American History and Culture, Baltimore, MD

Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, IL

Austin Museum of Art, Austin,TX       

Museum of the African Diaspora, San Francisco, CA

August Wilson Center, Pittsburgh, PA

Nelson Atkins Museum, Kansas City, MO

The Taft Museum, Cincinatti, OH

Price Tower Arts Center, Bartlesville, OK

The Hyde Collection, Glens Falls, NY

The exhibition was accompanied by a major publication with essays by art historians and master printmakers who worked with the artist.

http://www.pomegranate.com/a165.html

          

The tour of this exhibition was managed by Landau Traveling Exhibitions of Los Angeles, California.

For the exhibition website click here http://www.a-r-t.com/bearden/

                                

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From the Mint Museum...

   Southern Recollections

 

        

Carolina Morning, 1974

The Newark Museum

May 23 through August 19, 2012

Works assembled from public and private collections highlighst Bearden’s mastery of collage as well as his development of narrative and thematic explorations of his native South. This exhibition, originating in Charlotte is now in Tampa and will travel to the Newark Museum.

The tour coincides with the centennial of Bearden’s birth and will examine how the South served as a source of inspiration throughout his career (a theme that has not been previously explored). Through visual recollections of his experiences in the South, Bearden meticulously recorded the ritual forms, or the “collective beliefs,” that imbue his works with archetypal significance. These visual metaphors hold in perfect balance the literal and the symbolic; with them he celebrated and eulogized a lost way of life and the feelings and values associated with the past. Among the large thematic groupings will be selections from The Prevalence of Ritual series, which includes many works referring to Bearden’s childhood home in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina.

For the exhibition website click here http://www.newarkmuseum.org                                                                                                                                                                                                                 ____________________                                                                                                            

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In New York City:

Jazz at Lincoln Center

And

The Romare Bearden Foundation

present

Paris Blues Revisited:

Romare Bearden, Albert Murray, Sam Shaw

 

Panel discussion was on JANUARY 21, 20, with the exhibition curators; Edie Shaw, daughter of Sam Shaw; and Paul Devlin, writer and contributor to Albert Murray and the Aesthetic Imagination of a Nation (University of Alabama Press, 2010)

                                    Jazz at Lincoln Center

Fifth Floor, Time Warner Building, Columbus Circle, NYC

Jazz at Lincoln Center and the Romare Bearden Foundation are pleased to present this exhibition as part of the 100th anniversary celebration of Bearden's birth.

Designed as a book-on-the-wall, Paris Blues Revisited presents fine reproductions of collages by Romare Bearden, writing by Albert Murray and photographs by Sam Shaw. Following the Shaw-produced film Paris Blues, these three men decided to improvise their own Paris Blues – a collaborative picture-and-writing book celebrating Paris as well as Duke Ellington, co-composer (with Billy Strayhorn) of the movie's soundtrack and Louis Armstrong, one of that movie's stars. That book was never completed.  Here, for the first time, finished pages, some of them unmistakable masterworks, as well as works-in-progress make clear the power of jazz to inspire collaborations of long-lasting beauty.

Paris Blues Revisited is curated by Robert G. O’Meally, C. Daniel Dawson and Diedra Harris Kelley, and designed by Florio Design.

This exhibition is made possible by a generous gift from Janice and Bob Burns. Art© Romare Bearden Foundation/Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY.  Photos by Sam Shaw, © 1960-2011, Sam Shaw Inc., Courtesy of Shaw Family Archives Ltd. Special thanks to Albert Murray, Mozelle Murray, and Michele Murray.

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  Our traveling exhibition

   From Process to Print:

   Graphics Works by Romare Bearden 

    

The Train, 1975  hand colored etching

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The Price Tower Arts Center  

May 18 , 2012 - September 2, 2012

http://pricetower.org/

Focusing in depth on his graphic oeuvre, From Process to Print offers the unique opportunity to examine Bearden's printmaking process as he worked and re-worked familiar images and themes. Consisting of over 75 works, the exhibition includes both series and individual prints in varied print mediums; collages and photomontages that inspired some of the prints and plates; and matrixes that demonstrate the processes behind the touring works.

Considering Bearden's approach to printmaking as influenced by his collaborations with master printmakers, From Process to Print brings to light the key themes and motifs (trains, family life, rituals, urban scenes, jazz and mythology) and their role in the expansion of Bearden's artistic imagination.

The exhibition is available for tour through 2012 and is accompanied by a major publication with essays by art historians and master printmakers who worked with the artist.

The tour of this exhibition is managed by Landau Traveling Exhibitions of Los Angeles, California.

For the exhibition website click here http://www.a-r-t.com/bearden/

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IN ATLANTA:

  14 Modern Masters

@ The High Museum of Art

Bearden included in

Picasso to Warhol:  14 Modern Masters

October 15, 2011 - April 29, 2012

Romare Bearden joins other legendary artists who redefined the very idea of art. With more than 100 world-famous works assembled exclusively for the High Museum from the collection of The Museum of Modern Art in New York.

This exhibition presents approximately 100 works of art created by 14 of the most iconic artists from the 20th century: Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Constantin Brancusi, Piet Mondrian, Fernand Léger, Marcel Duchamp, Giorgio De Chirico, Joan Miró, Romare Bearden, Alexander Calder, Jackson Pollock, Louise Bourgeois, Jasper Johns and Andy Warhol. The exhibition will be one of the largest concentrations of modern art masterpieces to ever be exhibited in the southeastern United States.

The High Museum of Art
1280 Peachtree Street, N.E.
Atlanta, GA 30309

www.high.org

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The Bearden Project Exhibition

                          

          

   The Bearden Project brings together work by contemporary artists

   who have all been influenced by this twentieth-century master.

            

   The artists in The Bearden Project work in a wide range

   of media and are at different stages in their careers, but each 

   was given the task of creating a work of art inspired by Bearden’s

   life and legacy.

In the spirit of Bearden’s ongoing impact on the art world, The              Bearden Project will continue to grow. More artworks will be added through the fall/winter 2011–12 exhibition season, and select collages from the project will stay on view at the Museum through              September 2, 2012.  

The Bearden Project Exhibition has ended but you can see view the art at their special site:     

                                         Link to site on artists here

               

                                       The Studio Museum in Harlem

144 West 125th Street

New York, NY 10025

                                                     

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See The Block collage on display at the

Metropolitan Museum of Art

Link to "A Centennial Celebration"

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Bearden the Painter

                                               exploring works in watercolor                                    

                                                                     

                          ESSIE GREEN GALLERIES  

419A Convent Avenue,  New York, NY  10031