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Romare Bearden: The Artist and Social Activist

Gallery Exhibiton

Dec. 07 07:00 pm

At Puffin Cultural Forum

20 Puffin Way , Teaneck NJ

   

Posted by: Melissa   

This exciting exhibition, “Romare Bearden: The Artist as Social Activist,” highlights the graphic, cartoon and cover art of an African American artist widely acknowledged as one of the most talented and original visual artists of the 20th century. Bearden received the Mayor's Award of Honor for Art and Culture in NYC in 1984 and the National Medal of Arts presented by President Ronald Reagan in 1987. Illustrating controversial social and political topics, this collection provides insight into much of Bearden’s later work. Among other pieces, the Puffin exhibit includes Bearden’s 1968 Time Magazine cover featuring Mayor John Lindsay, and “The Lamp” (1984), chosen for the NAACP poster celebrating the 30th anniversary of Brown vs. Board of Education. The show is curated by the Romare Bearden Foundation’s Co-Directors, Johanne Bryant-Reid and Diedra Harris-Kelley. The organization was founded in 1990 to perpetuate the legacy of the artist. Ms. Bryant-Reid will speak at the opening.

December 7- February 28
Gallery Hours: Tuesday-Thursday 12-4pm

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