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Current Exhibitions

Romare Bearden: Pictures of America

Saturday, January 28, 2017 - Sunday, June 18, 2017

Tying exhibitions to works in our collection, the Museum presents a spotlight exhibition on the work of renowned artist Romare Bearden. The complex and colorful art of Bearden (1911-1988) is autobiographical and metaphorical. Rooted in the history of Western, African and Asian art, as well as in literature and music, Bearden found his primary motifs in his personal experiences rooted in the life of his community.

Romare Bearden: Pictures of America is curated by Amy G. Moorefield, Deputy Director of Exhibitions and Collections, Taubman Museum of Art. This exhibition will be on view from January 28 - June 18, 2017, in the Bank of America/Dominion Resources Gallery.

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Top image: Pittsburgh Recollections (detail), 1984, Collage on fiberboard, 10 5/8" x 50", Courtesy of DC Moore Gallery, © Romare Bearden Foundation

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The Train (detail), 1975, Etching with aquatint, 22 1/8" x 29 3/4”, Collection of the Taubman Museum of Art, Gift of the 1995 Collectors Circle, 1995.004, © Romare Bearden Foundation

The Lamp (detail), 1984, Lithograph with foil stamping, 29 1/2 x 21 1/2", Courtesy of Jerald Melberg Gallery, © Romare Bearden Foundation

Brass Section (Jamming at Minton’s), from Jazz Series (detail), 1979, Color lithograph on Arches paper, 24 x 32 3/4", University of Richmond Museums, Museum purchase with funds from the Louis S. Booth Arts Fund, H2015.12.05, © Romare Bearden Foundation, Photograph by Taylor Dabney.

The Family (detail), 1975, Color etching, 19 1/2 x 26 1/8", Courtesy of Jerald Melberg Gallery, © Romare Bearden Foundation