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Romare Bearden: 20th-Century American Master

March 03 – August 26, 2012
Romare Bearden, The Family (detail), 1948. Watercolor and gouache on paper, 26 x 20 inches. Collection of the Nasher Museum. Courtesy of the Romare Bearden Foundation & Estate of Nanette Bearden. Art © Romare Bearden Foundation/Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY.
Romare Bearden, The Family, 1948. Watercolor and gouache on paper, 26 x 20 inches. Collection of the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, 1998.12.1. Courtesy of the Romare Bearden Foundation & Estate of Nanette Bearden. Art © Romare Bearden Foundation/Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY.
Romare Bearden, The Family, 1948. Watercolor and gouache on paper, 26 x 20 inches. Collection of the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, 1998.12.1. Courtesy of the Romare Bearden Foundation & Estate of Nanette Bearden. Art © Romare Bearden Foundation/Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY.

To celebrate the 100th anniversary of American artist Romare Bearden’s birthday, the Nasher Museum took part in a project organized by the Bearden Foundation entitled Romare Bearden: 20th-Century American Master. The installation of Bearden works alongside other American artists of his generation came from the museum’s permanent collection and loans from local private collections. Best known for his collages, which he began producing in 1964, Bearden also worked throughout his career in the visual language of Cubism. For this reason, the installation included works on paper by Albert Gleizes, August Herbin, Felrath Hines and Max Weber.

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