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ROMARE BEARDEN

ARTIST, ACTIVIST, AND ADVOCATE OF THE PROMISED LAND

OCTOBER 15, 2022 – JANUARY 22, 2023

Witness the world of Romare Bearden, one of America’s most prolific 20th-century artists. As a participant in key episodes of the African-American experience, including the Great Migration, the Harlem Renaissance, the Great Depression, World War II, and the Civil Rights Movement, Bearden forged an artistic style and a voice for change unlike any other.

In this exhibition, you’ll see dozens of his unique screenprints, lithographs, posters, collages, and more; each one is a testament to not only his artistry, but his activism and his advocacy for something greater. After you look through his eyes, you’ll never see the world the same way again.

The highest order of the human experience is in building a fit world where we can all live in peace.
~Romare Bearden
Martin Luther King - Mountain Top

Upcoming Events for this Exhibition

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'Romare Bearden' Gallery Talk with Melanie Allred

12:10 PM - 12:40 PM
Wednesday, November 09
Join curator Melanie Allred for the very first Gallery Talk in the new exhibition Romare Bearden: Artist, Activist, and Advocate of the Promised Land, where she’ll share her insights into the many roles played by this iconic artist. You’ll get to know iconic masterpieces and share your questions with an expert!
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Romare Bearden Panel

7:00 PM - 8:15 PM
Thursday, December 01
Meet scholars from across the University to discuss the work and legacy of Romare Bearden.
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Art After Dark: Christmas at the MOA!

7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Friday, December 09
Enjoy a festive and fun evening at the BYU Museum of Art this holiday season! With refreshments, Christmas music, interactive activities, and galleries full of beautiful art, a good time is sure to be had by all!
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This exhibition was organized by the Romare Bearden Foundation, New York, NY. Exhibition Tour Management by Landau Traveling Exhibitions, Los Angeles, CA. This exhibition was made possible through the generous support of the Marriott Daughters Foundation.