About This Exhibition

As an artist, Romare Bearden was able to master his craft in a singular and virtuosic fashion while - from his roots in African American life - he explored the intimate details of his culture and the grand, enduring themes and interests of the larger art world. Bearden's influence was wide and this exhibition presents artists who succeeded him, or those who were his contemporaries, whose creative expression was inspired by Bearden or whose use of collage was affected by his work. Painters, sculptors, printmakers and mixed-media artists represented in the exhibition include Betye Saar, Benny Andrews, Radcliffe Bailey, Camille Billops, Eugene Campbell, Nanette Carter, Michael Cummings, Louis Delsarte, Maya Freelon Asante, Wadsworth Jarrell, Kerry James Marshall, Howardina Pindell, Nelson Stevens, Larry Walker, David Wilson and Nigerian artist Moyosore (Moyo) Okediji.

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Image credits: Miss Ruby Brown (2001) - Betye Saar