September 2nd marked Romare Bearden's 112th birthday, and the Romare Bearden Foundation extends his legacy by paying it forward to uplift and support BIPOC artists in America.
It's a lifelong honor work with some of the best minds in US arts and culture for 25 years and counting -- but working for the Bearden Foundation feels like a special honor and highlight.
Romare Bearden should be household name like Andy Warhol, known well beyond the art world. He was a Black artist who broke barriers in American art during his lifetime and embodied everything we mean by "Renaissance man."
Collagist. Painter. Printmaker. Jazz collaborator. Composer. Record producer. Social worker. Civil Rights activist. Poet. Accomplished athlete. Time magazine cover artist. Studio Museum of Harlem co-founder. Philosophy scholar. Muralist. Public art curator. Arts educator. The list rolls on and on.
ALSO...Camara Holloway will present the webinar series Race Matters: Cultural Politics in the 1960s. The series presents new insights into the work of Bearden and his contemporaries, and includes scholars Bridget Cooks, Helen Hsu and others, presenting on Bearden, Robert Rausenberg and other artists working in the 60s.
Thursday Sept 7 at 1:00 EST
Thursday Sept 14 at 1:00 EST
Thursday Sept 21 at 1:00 EST
Thursday Sept 28 at 1:00 EST
Register for the series here:
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