Tuesday, July 13, 2010

From Process to Print: Graphic Works by Romare Bearden Austin Museum of Art

August 28 - November 14, 2010
From Process to Print: Graphic Works by Romare Bearden

The exhibition examines the ways that preeminent American artist, Romare Bearden (1911-1988), experimented, innovated, and collaborated on his journey toward mastery of the print medium.  Seventy-five prints created over a span of thirty years demonstrate, in part, how Bearden extended his artistic imagination beyond the collages and photomontages that inspired many of the works. 
The exhibition offers a unique opportunity to examine Bearden’s print making process as he worked and re-worked a particular image, theme or technique, and to understand how key themes and motifs like trains, family life, rituals, urban scenes, jazz, and mythology extended his artistic imagination from collage into other media. The works in the exhibition show Bearden’s extraordinary facility for weaving into every art form a rich tapestry of literary, biblical, mythological, popular culture and western and non-western themes that were informed by his African American cultural experiences. 
Organized by Landau Traveling Exhibitions, Los Angeles, with the help of the Romare Bearden Foundation.

Also on view: 

New Works: Okay MountainAMOA’s New Works exhibition series introduces fresh contemporary art by innovative Austin artists.
Collection Selections presents work from the Museum's and local collections. 

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