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.
MARY SCHMIDT CAMPBELL—AN AMERICAN ODYSSEY
Thursday, February 28, at 11 am.
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 Bearden, River 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.