EXH: “Romare Bearden: The Artist as Activist” @ The Nathan Cummings Foundation [NYC]

An exhibition organized by the Romare Bearden Foundation

Romare Bearden: The Artist as Activist examines how an American artist agitated for change through the power of his art and writing. This show traces Bearden’s evolution into a true master artist whose work changed our ways of seeing the world and thus our readiness for action in it. On display will be original works as well as examples of his magazine covers and editorial cartoons.

Curated by Diedra Harris-Kelley, C. Daniel Dawson and Robert G. O’Meally

This exhibition is on view from April 28, 2011–July 22, 2011

at the Nathan Cummings Foundation.

The Nathan Cummings Foundation

475 10th Avenue, 14th Floor

New York, NY 10018


Opening Reception

Thursday, April 28, 6:00pm–8:00pm

Live music and refreshments

RSVP by April 22 at ncf.events@nathancummings.org


Viewing Hours

9:00am-5:00pm, Monday through Friday, by appointment only.

Please contact Arnita Morabito at 212-787-7300, Ext. 206.


Author: Camara Dia Holloway

I am an art historian specializing in early twentieth century American art with particular focus on the history of photography, race and representation, and transatlantic modernist networks. I earned my PhD at Yale University in the History of Art Department. Besides my leadership role as the Founding Co-Director of the Association for Critical Race Art History (ACRAH), I am recognized for my expertise on African American Art, particularly African American Photography, and as a seasoned consultant for exhibitions, museum collections, and symposia/lectures planning.

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