Tag Archives: Art in America 1945–1970 (Perl)


At Getty Center and at CAAM, Mary Schmidt Campbell will discuss the artist and his times at the center of her new book AN AMERICAN ODYSSEY: THE LIFE AND WORK OF ROMARE BEARDEN.

Bearden’s work will be on view at The Broad in the upcoming exhibition SOUL OF A NATION—ART IN THE AGE OF BLACK POWER, 1963–1983.


Thursday, February 28, at 11 am.

Getty Center

1200 Getty Center Drive, Brentwood, Los Angeles.

Sunday, March 3, from 6 pm to 8 pm.

California African American Museum

600 State Drive, Exposition Park, Los Angeles.

Also see Ralph Ellison, “The Art of Romare Bearden,” in Art in America, 1945–1970: Writings from the Age of Abstract Expressionism, Pop Art, and Minimalism, edited by Jed Perl (New York: Library of America, 2014), 701–710.

From top: Romare BeardenRiver Mist ,1962, © Romare Bearden Foundation, licensed by VAGA, New York; Bearden (left) with Ernest Crichlow (standing with glass) and Norman Lewis (seated far right), co-founders of the Cinque Gallery, courtesy Romare Bearden Foundation; Romare Bearden, Sha-ba, 1970, collage on paper, cloth, and synthetic polymer paint on composition board, photograph by Allen Phillips, Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art; Romare Bearden, Pittsburgh Memory, 1964 (detail), mixed media collage and graphite on board, © Romare Bearden Foundation, licensed by VAGA, New York.