Romare Bearden

Romare Bearden News: ART REVIEW: Tuning in to African American art, January 19, 2020 - Herald-Tribune, Marty Fugate

ART REVIEW: Tuning in to African American art

January 19, 2020 - Herald-Tribune, Marty Fugate

Ringling College exhibit ‘Spectrum’ captures the distant stations of African-American artists

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Romare Bearden News: ‘We were always here’: Blockbuster ‘Soul of a Nation’ comes to de Young Museum, November  7, 2019 - Datebook, Charles Desmarais

‘We were always here’: Blockbuster ‘Soul of a Nation’ comes to de Young Museum

November 7, 2019 - Datebook, Charles Desmarais

The latest edition of the catalog for “Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power,” the blockbuster exhibition that opens Saturday, Nov. 9, at the de Young Museum, features an extraordinary cover image.

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Romare Bearden News: ART REVIEW; Life's Abundance, Captured in a Collage, October 15, 2004 - The New York Times, Michael Kimmelman

ART REVIEW; Life's Abundance, Captured in a Collage

October 15, 2004 - The New York Times, Michael Kimmelman

IN July 1963, a month before the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s March on Washington, Romare Bearden met with a group of other black artists in his studio on Canal Street to talk about what they should do for civil rights. "Western society, and particularly that of America, is gravely ill, and a major symptom is the American treatment of the Negro," Bearden said. "The artistic expression of this culture concentrates on themes of 'absurdity' and 'anti-art,' which provide further evidence of its ill-health."

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