Fall 2011

The Bearden Project

11-09-2011 – 10-21-2012

As part of the centennial celebration The Studio Museum in Harlem has initiated the Bearden Project. This exhibition brings together the work of contemporary artists who have all been influenced by this twentieth-century master Artists have been asked to create work and more will be added through the fall/winter 2011-2012 exhibition season, and select works from the project will stay on view at the Museum through September 2, 2012.Each week at thebeardenproject.studiomuseum.orgthe museum will spotlight ten of the featured artists, sharing their story of inspiration and a high resolution image of their artwork. The Studio Museum in Harlem
144 West 125th Street
New York, NY



Romare Bearden: Southern Recollections

09-02-2011 – 01-08-2012


CHARLOTTE, N.C.- This fall, The Mint Museum presents a major retrospective of the work of Romare Bearden (1911-1988), widely regarded as one of America’s most pre-eminent African American artists and foremost collagists, as well as a noted writer and musician. The exhibition Romare Bearden: Southern Recollections surveys 50 years of the artist’s work, from his early abstract paintings to the influential collages that dominated his later body of work. Opening on the centennial of Bearden’s birth, the exhibition will be on view at the Mint Museum Uptown (at Levine Center for the Arts, 500 South Tryon Street)

from 2 September 2011 –8 January 2012.

“Romare Bearden broke new ground with his innovative collages and left a powerful legacy to generations of American artists,” said Curator of Contemporary Art and exhibition curator Carla Hanzal. “Given the long association between Bearden and the city of Charlotte, the Mint has a special interest in bringing this important career overview to the public.”

Romare Bearden: Southern Recollections will include approximately 100 works of art drawn from The Mint Museum’s extensive holdings, as well as national public and private collections. This exhibition examines how the South served as a source of inspiration throughout his career, a theme which has not been explored previously. 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 North Carolina.


Admission: Members Free, Adults $10 , Children 5-17 $5

Mint Museum UPTOWN at Levine Center for the Arts
500 South Tryon Street
Charlotte, NC












Evening of the Grey Cat, 1982

March 26 – May 21, 2011 ENDED Michael Rosenfeld Gallery presents
“Romare Bearden: COLLAGE,
A Centennial Celebration”

Michael Rosenfeld Gallery presents Romare Bearden: Collage, A Centennial Celebration, a solo exhibition of works by Romare Bearden. This is the Michael Rosenfeld Gallery’s second solo show of Bearden’s work and the first to focus exclusively on collage, the medium through which Bearden arrived at his mature style. Created between 1964 and 1983, the 21 works in the exhibition exemplify Bearden’s exceptional talent for storytelling as well as his mastery of the medium’s fragmentation of form and space. Together, they reveal an innovative artist whose style is distinguished by partial images, unexpected juxtapositions, harmonious collisions, and a dynamic modernist aesthetic that continues to inspire and challenge viewers today.

Michael Rosenfeld Gallery
24 West 57th Street
New York, NY 10019-3949
(212) 247-0082

King and Queen of Diamonds (aka Mysteries)
mixed media collage on cardboard
20 x 20 inches