CELEBRATING THE WORK AND LIFE OF ROMARE BEARDEN, OCT 24-DEC 9

A multi-disciplinary tribute to the artist Romare Bearden (1911-1988), part of the ongoing celebration of Bearden’s centenary.

Art Exhibition: Romare Bearden: The Paper of Truth

Romare Bearden: The Paper of Truth features 44 works on paper—watercolors, collages and mixed media pieces—from the Collection of Russell Goings and Evelyn Boulware, including a self-portrait (drawing) that Bearden made just days before his death and two series, The Odyssey and The Historical Figures. Learn More >

Gallery Hours

Free and open to the public on selected dates below.  All 12-4pm unless otherwise noted.
Oct: 24 (Opening Reception from 5-6:45 pm), 25, 27, 29, 31 (1-5pm
Nov: 1, 3 (1-5), 4 (12-3), 7 (1-5), 12, 14, 19, 20, 21 (1-4), 24, 25, 26, 28 (1-4)

Dec: 3, 4, 8 (1-4),9 (10-2)

The Milton J. Weill Art Gallery is open to patrons of Kaufmann Concert Hall during regularly scheduled events. For additional access, please call 212.415.5563. The Milton J. Weill Art Gallery is located at 1395 Lexington Avenue at 92nd Street.

A Writers’ Celebration of Romare Bearden, Dec. 3 at 8 pm

An esteemed group of African-American writers with personal connections to Bearden – Elizabeth Alexander, Stanley Crouch, Kwame Dawes, Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Sarah Lewis, John Edgar Wideman and Russell Goings (among others)– talk about what Bearden’s art and life meant to them. Toni Morrison joins in the tribute with a piece that she will write for the occasion (to be read by one the writers at the event). Learn More > 

The Sidra Bell Dance Company, Nov. 11 at 3 pm:

Performance of a new piece in response to the work of Romare Bearden and the Harlem Renaissance artist Georgette Seabrook Powell. Learn More >

Educational Programs for Public School Children

 Bearden’s work is being incorporated into 92Y’s educational outreach programs this fall, which bring the arts to New York City public school students in grades K-8. The curriculum was developed by 92Y in collaboration with the Bearden Foundation, for two programs: Art Collectors, a new program for middle school students at P.S. 57, and the Musical Introduction Series (MIS), which annually serves more than 3,000 New York public school students in grades K-3.

 92Y's Educational Outreach Program initiatives strive to reach New York City public school children through direct, in-school instruction by professional teaching artists in dance, music, theater and visual art.

To learn more about how 92Y is incorporating Bearden into its educational programs, download and view:

 For more information about these programs and 92Y’s Educational Outreach, contact Larisa Gelman, Director, 212.415.5576, lgelman@92y.org Or visit: 92y.org/EducationOutreach and 92y.org/Connections.

View Press Release of 92Y's Romare Bearden Celebration.