Major exhibition comes to an end in Newark


Mecklenburg County: Sunset Limited, 1978

Last day to view

Romare Bearden: Southern Recollections

at the Newark Museum

Sunday August 19th

Join members of the Bearden Foundation and family taking a final look

at the show everyone’s been talking about.


2:00-5:00 pm

Newark Museum

49 Washington Street

Newark, NJ 07102


Special Guest Artist  

Willie Cole  

will discuss the exhibit at 3:00 p.m.


*The First 50 guests at the door to say

We like the Bearden Foundation CODE: Sept 1911″

will get a free poster featuring Romare Bearden’s art!


Read what student, Leslie Martinez, has to say…

Major exhibition on Bearden now in Newark

by Leslie Martinez

The Southern Recollections exhibition is one of the many great events from the Bearden Centennial. Romare Bearden: Southern Recollections is a traveling exhibition from one of the greatest Harlem Renaissance artist, Romare Bearden. This exhibition has been to the Mint Museum in Charlotte, North Carolina the birthplace of Romare Bearden, Tampa Museum of Art in Tampa, Florida, and now it’s at the Newark Museumin Newark, New Jersey. There’s a wide range of art in that the Southern Recollections provides, over 50 art pieces. The pieces in which are reflecting on his surroundings but from his prospective from his entire career.

Bearden’s art is for all sorts of people; his art pieces are very colorful with abstract shapes. This is a great family activity for a nice Saturday or Sunday family day. Kids love and enjoy his art work because it’s so upbeat and colorful. It’s such a significant exhibition for kids, at the Mint Museum about 10,000 5th grade students attended the exhibition and enjoyed it. Also a great place for art lovers, even for people who aren’t too familiar with art. The significance behind the art pieces and the amount of love and passion he had for art can be seen through the exhibition special informative pamphlets and by the setting on where his art pieces are presented.

We want to thank The Mint Museum for organizing such a pleasant show in honor

of our great artist Romare Bearden.

Want some more insight on the “Romare Bearden: Southern Recollections” Exhibit?

Here are some links to some reviews from the audience at all three locations. Hope you enjoy! Just remember Southern Recollections at The NEWARK MUSEUM Now Thru August 19th. Don’t miss out on one of the best traveling art exhibitions.

Newark Museum (

Tampa Museum of Art (

Mint Museum (


Romare Bearden: Southern Recollections

present and past venues

Newark Museum

49 Washington Street

Newark, NJ 07102

May 23, 2012–August 19, 2012

Tampa Museum of Art

120 W. Gasparilla Plaza

Tampa, FL 33602

January 28, 2012–May 6, 2012

Mint Museum

2730 Randolph Road

Charlotte, NC 28207

September 2, 2011-January 8, 2012


“Most artists take someplace, and like a flower, they sink roots, looking for universal, implications…… My roots in North Carolina. – Romare Bearden

Blog entry by Leslie Martinez, intern for the Romare Bearden Foundation