'Bearden at Bowie' Opening Thursday
The exhibit will run at Bowie State University from Sept. 20 through Oct. 31.
More than 30 works of art by famous African-American artist Romare Bearden will be displayed at Bowie State University (BSU) beginning on Sept. 20 in the new Fine and Performing Arts Center on campus.
Bearden, who is most famous for his collages, also designed sets and costumes for the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and his works are on display in prominent museums across the country, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York and the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston.
“Romare Bearden is an iconic figure in the history of American art,” said the exhibit curator, BSU art professor Clayton Lang, in a BSU press release. “The goal of this exhibit is to educate our students, the BSU community, and local metro area about this great artist and the value of collecting African-American art.”
Diedra Harris-Kelly, Bearden’s niece, will be the guest speaker at the exhibit’s opening reception on Sept. 25. BSU also will hold a panel discussion on “Bearden and the Art of Collecting” on Oct. 11 featuring opening remarks by the artist’s sister-in-law, Dorothe Rohan Dow.
The exhibit will be on display in the BSU Fine and Performing Arts Center from Sept. 20 to Oct. 31.