Monday, May 16, 2011

Celebrating Romare Bearden's Centennial

It was good to spend time again with Romare Bearden on Saturday. I first encountered this artist in the early 1980s at the Baltimore Museum of Art. Now the Michael Rosenfeld Gallery is offering an exhibit of 21 of Bearden’s collages made between 1964 and 1983, depicting jazz musicians, rural black families and an imaginative envisioning of the fall of Troy, among other subjects.

The exhibit, “Romare Bearden: A Centennial Celebration,” is on view through Saturday at the Gallery, 24 W. 57th St. Hope you can get there.

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