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ROMARE BEARDEN HOMECOMING CELEBRATION

A NY Citywide Celebration Honoring One of America’s
Foremost Artists
September 2004 – March 2005

A Celebration honoring the artistic and intellectual legacy of one of America’s preeminent artists with special events, art, music, dance, educational and fun family programs in every borough. On the occasion of the presentation of his touring retrospective exhibition, The Art of Romare Bearden, at the Whitney Museum of American Art (October 2004 – January 2005),* over twenty cultural and educational institutions are offering exciting programs as a tribute and a joyous welcome home to New York for the artist. The Celebration runs for seven months—from September, the month of Bearden’s birth, to March, the month of his death.

See below for events happening in February 2005.

*The highly acclaimed exhibition, The Art of Romare Bearden, was organized by the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC.

Remember: Present your MetroCard at Romare Bearden Homecoming Celebration programs and events to receive a 10% discount and/or 2 for 1 admission at selected participating institutions in each borough.

(PLEASE NOTE: Event dates and times are subject to change, please check with individual institutions for accurate event schedules.)

 

FEBRUARY 2005 EVENTSVISUAL ARTS

Children’s Museum of ManhattanOctober 14, 2004 - May 1, 2005 Sunday Morning Breakfast: Inside the Art of Romare BeardenCall: 212-721-1223 or Visit: www.cmom.org
(See October listing for more information)

Brooklyn Children’s MuseumOctober 16 - December 31, 2004Romare Bearden’s Li’l Dan, the Drummer Boy Call: 718-735-4400 or Visit: www.brooklynkids.org
(See October listing for more information)

The Metropolitan Museum of ArtOctober 19, 2004 – March 7, 2005
Romare Bearden at the MetCall: 212-535-7710 or Visit: www.Metmuseum.org
(See October listing for more information)

Brooklyn MuseumDecember 17, 2004–March 6, 2005
Romare Bearden in the Brooklyn Museum CollectionCall: 718-638-5000 or Visit: www.brooklynmuseum.org
(See December listing for more information)

MUSIC

Bronx Museum of the ArtsFebruary 2, 2005 | 6pm & 7pm
Bearden Jazz JamThe pulsating and infectious Latin Jazz band, the Arturo O’Farrill Group, takes center stage as part of the museum’s continuing “First Wednesday” series.

Location: 1040 Grand Concourse, Bronx
Admission: FREE
Subway: 4, D, B to 161st St./Yankee Stadium; Bus: BX1, BX2 to 165th & Concourse
Call: 718-681-6000 or Visit: www.bxma.org

Children’s Museum of ManhattanFebruary 27, 2005 | 2pm
Jazz Jam Session for Romare BeardenChildren and families see, hear and participate in a jazz performance by the Winard Harper Group.

Location: 212 West 83rd Street, New York
Hours: Wednesday–Sunday 10am–5pm; open Monday and Tuesday on NYC public school holidays
Admission: $7.00 (programs Free with museum admission)
Subway: 1, 9 to 79th Street or 86th Street; B, C to 81st Street
Bus: M79 to 79th & Broadway; M86 to 86th & Broadway; M7, M10, M11, M104 to 83rd & Broadway
Call: 212-721-1223 or Visit: www.cmom.org

DANCE

Children’s Museum of ManhattanFebruary 19, 2005 | 2pm
On the Block (After Bearden)The Museum offers excerpts from the original new dance piece by the Nanette Bearden Contemporary Dance Theatre based on Bearden’s, The Block. Children and their families learn about different dance techniques, and have an opportunity to share the stage with the performers.

Location: 212 West 83rd Street, New York
Hours: Wednesday–Sunday 10am–5pm; open Monday and Tuesday on NYC public school holidays
Admission: $7.00 (programs Free with museum admission)
Subway: 1, 9 to 79th Street or 86th Street; B, C to 81st Street
Bus: M79 to 79th & Broadway; M86 to 86th & Broadway; M7, M10, M11, M104 to
83rd & Broadway
Call: 212-721-1223 or Visit: www.cmom.org

Children, Youth & Family Programs

Children’s Museum of ManhattanFebruary 3–6, February 10–13 & Midwinter school break–February 21, 27, 2005 | 10:30am & 1:30pm

Some of My Favorite Things
Bearden’s art often included some of his favorite things such as cats, trains and roosters. Children ages 2–4 create mixed-media collages of some of their favorite things by layering magazine and newspaper images and decorated paper with paint.

Night and Day CityscapesFebruary 5 & 6, 2005 | 11am, 12pm, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm

Inspired by Romare Bearden’s lively collage paintings of day and night cityscapes, children ages 5 and older use collage materials, pastels and paints to create their own paintings of their neighborhood, showing how it changes from daylight to nighttime.

Digital RhythmsFebruary 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20 & Midwinter school break–February 21, 27, 2005 | 11am, 12pm, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm

Bearden captured the mood, energy and style of the jazz world in many of his paintings. Using Adobe Photoshop in the computer lab, children ages 6 and older create a digitally enhanced musical montage

Copy Cat PaintingFebruary 12, 2005 | 2pm, 3pm, 4pm

Children ages 5 and older explore Bearden’s reproduction technique of reinterpreting works of art by other artists. Bearden’s Sunday Morning Breakfast will be projected onto a wall and participants trace the image, and create a group mural using various collage materials.

Face-to-FaceFebruary 13, 2005 | 11am, 12pm, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm

Using Romare Bearden’s work as inspiration, children ages 5 and older play with distortion and scale to create mixed-media portraits of family and friends using cutout magazine and newspaper images.

Jazzy Rhythms on PaperFebruary 17–20 & Midwinter school break–February 24–27, 2005 | 10:30am & 1:30pm

Romare Bearden was deeply influenced by jazz music and performers. Children ages 2–4 listen to jazz music, including works by Wynton Marsalis who was a personal friend of Bearden, and mimic the fast/slow rhythms and loud/soft volumes of jazz as they paint or draw onto paper.

Sunday Morning BreakfastFebruary 21–27, 2005 - Midwinter school break | 11am, 12pm, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm

Using Bearden’s collage of the same name as inspiration, children ages 5 and older create mixed-media artwork that reflects their own family’s Sunday morning breakfast, including images of objects from their homes that are important to their family.

Location: 212 West 83rd Street, New York
Hours: Wednesday–Sunday 10am–5pm; open Monday and Tuesday on NYC public school holidays
Admission: $7.00 (programs Free with museum admission)
Subway: 1, 9 to 79th Street or 86th Street; B, C to 81st Street
Bus: M79 to 79th & Broadway; M86 to 86th & Broadway; M7, M10, M11, M104 to 83rd & Broadway
Call: 212-721-1223 or Visit: www.cmom.org

Brooklyn MuseumArty FactsFebruary 2005, every Saturday & Sunday | 11am & 2pm

A weekend family program for children ages 4–7 with an adult companion that explores Bearden’s work, with participants making art in response to the ideas and techniques explored.
Admission: suggested donation $6/adults; $3/students and seniors; FREE for children under 12 (programs Free with admission)

Hands On Art at First SaturdayFebruary 5, 2005 | 6:30–8:30pm

Participants of all ages create collages based on Romare Bearden’s artworks. Art supplies as well as a worksheet referring to the works on view will be provided.
Admission: FREE, as part of First Saturday event

Location: 200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn
Subway: 2, 3 to Eastern Parkway/Brooklyn Museum
Call: 718-638-5000 or Visit: www.brooklynmuseum.org

Staten Island Children’s MuseumFebruary 19 & 20, 2005 | 12:30–4:30pm
Romare Bearden Inspired CollagesUsing Bearden’s collage work as inspiration, children create their own collages using paper, images from magazines, wallpaper, and yarn.

Location: 1000 Richmond Terrace, Staten Island
Admission: $5.00; FREE for children under 2 (programs Free with admission)
Bus: S40 from the Staten Island Ferry
Call: 718-273-2060 or Visit: www.silive.com

Jamaica Center for Arts & LearningFebruary 19, 2005
Romare Bearden Family WeekendCollage Workshop | 11:15am
Watercolor Workshop | 12:45pm
Reading of Li’l Dan, the Drummer Boy | 2pm
Free fun-filled weekend includes a reading of Bearden’s children’s book, Li’l Dan, the Drummer Boy: A Civil War Story.

Location: 161-04 Jamaica Avenue, Jamaica
Admission: FREE (Workshops require RSVP/Space is limited, call 718-658-7400, ext. 35)
Subway: E, J/Z to Jamaica Center; Bus: Q1, Q2, Q3, Q4, Q5, Q6, Q9 to Jamaica Center-Parsons/Archer
Call: 718-658-7400 or Visit: www.jcal.org

 

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INSTITUTIONAL PARTNERS: Aaron Davis Hall, BAMcafé Live, Brooklyn Children’s Museum, Brooklyn Museum, The Bronx Museum of the Arts, Center for Jazz Studies, Columbia University, Children’s Museum of Manhattan, Harlem School of the Arts, Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Jazzmobile, The Joyce Theater Foundation—Joyce Soho, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Nanette Bearden Contemporary Dance Theatre, The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, 651 ARTS, Snug Harbor Cultural Center, Society for the Preservation of Weeksville and Bedford Stuyvesant History, Staten Island Children’s Museum, The Studio Museum in Harlem, Universal Temple of the Arts, Whitney Museum of American Art.

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