Fall 2012

From Process to Print: Graphic Works by

Romare Bearden

Opens at The Hyde Collection, NY

10-06-2012 – 01-06-2013

Over seventy-five lithographs, etchings, collograph plates, screen prints, drypoints, monoprints, and engravings

From Process to Print: Graphic Works by Romare Bearden presents over seventy-five lithographs, etchings, collograph plates, screen prints, drypoints, monoprints, and engravings; all created over a span of thirty years.

This exhibition offers an unparalleled opportunity to examine Bearden’s printmaking process revealed through his investigation of a particular image, theme, or technique. Bearden possessed an extraordinary facility for weaving a rich tapestry of literary, biblical, mythological, popular culture, and western and non-western themes in his prints that were also informed by his African-American cultural experiences.

The exhibition was organized by the Romare Bearden Foundation, New York, New York. A full color 140-page catalogue accompanies the exhibition.

The Hyde Collection

161 Warren Street
Glens Falls, NY 12801

518-792-1761
Fax: 518-792-9197

www.hydecollection.org

 

Hours & Admission

June 1 – December 31
Tuesday – Saturday: 10 am – 5 pm; Sunday: 12 noon – 5 pm
Closed Monday and most national holidays

Admission
Members are Free
General $8
Seniors (60+) $6
Students $4
Children 12 & under Free
Active duty US Military & Family Free
Wednesday Free

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Romare Bearden: A Black Odyssey

Reynolda House Museum of Art

10-13-2012 – 01-06-13-2013

Mary and Charlie Babcock Wing Gallery

A Black Odyssey simultaneously expands our view of the Bearden canon and his influence as an artist while reinforcing Homer’s continuing relevance as a poet. To stress the universality of Homer’s epic, Bearden made all of the Homeric gods, mortals, heroes, and villains black. This choice asserts that all viewers can relate to the central themes of the story—themes of longing, struggle, and perseverance.

The tale of the traveler’s search for home was a theme that occupied Bearden, a transplant himself, over the long arc of his career. Born in Charlotte, North Carolina, in 1911, he moved with his family to Harlem as a young child, part of the Great Migration of African Americans from the South to greater opportunity in the North. In many guises and media, Bearden created images of travelers on their way to and from home.

Curated by Robert G. O’Meally, Zora Neale Hurston Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University, and organized by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service, the exhibition includes over fifty rarely-exhibited works on the theme of the Black Odyssey. Beautiful and powerful, the works featured in the exhibition create a gripping narrative that is accessible and complex, timeless and modern.

Reynolda House Museum of Art

2250 Reynolda Road
Winston-Salem, NC 27106

www.reynoldahouse.org

Hours
Tuesday to Saturday, 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.;
Sunday, 1:30-4:30 p.m.
Closed Mondays, New Year’s Day, Thanksgiving Day,Christmas Eve, Christmas Day

Admission
Adults: $10
Seniors (60 and over): $9
Teachers (with ID): $9
AAA members: $9
Museum members, children 18 and under, students with valid ID, military personnel with ID: FREE

 

 

Bearden At Bowie State University

09-20-12 – 10-31-12

Fall of Troy

Bowie State University presents “Bearden at Bowie,” an art exhibition of limited edition prints and other works at the new BSU Fine and Performing Arts Center’s Gallery of Art.More than 30 artworks from local collectors are featured in the exhibit, including works from Bearden’s Odysseus series, inspired by the Greek mythological hero of Homer’s The Odyssey. Other works use watercolors, collage, and mixed media – one combines three printmaking processes.

14000 Jericho Park Road

Bowie, MD 20715-9465

301-860-4000 or 1-877-77-BOWIE

 

 

“Bearden and the Art of Collecting” Panel Discussion

Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012, 6-8 p.m.

Recital Hall, BSU Fine and Performing Arts Center

Opening remarks: Dorothe Rohan Dow, Bearden’s sister-in-law.

Panelists include:

* Dr. Leslie King-Hammond, director of the Center for Race and Culture, Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA), Baltimore

* Dr. Michelle Wilkinson, director of Collections and Exhibitions, Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History & Culture, Baltimore.

* Juanita Hardy, local art collector and board member, Brandywine Workshop, Philadelphia

* Wisson West, owner, Gallery Serengeti, Capitol Heights, Md.

* Dr. Dianne Whitfield-Locke, local art collector and lender to the “Bearden at Bowie” exhibit.