Saturday, April 30, 2011

MoAD Presents Romare Bearden

For Immediate Release:

"The Museum of the African Diaspora (MoAD) presents “From Process to Print: Graphic Works by Romare Bearden” Exhibition included in National Centennial Celebration May 6 (Opening Reception) - July 3, 2011 SAN FRANCISCO (April 21, 2011) – The Museum of the African Diaspora (MoAD) proudly presents “From Process to Print: Graphic Works by Romare Bearden,” a traveling exhibition that is part of a national centennial celebration of Bearden, an American artist of African descent who is widely acknowledged as one of the most talented and original visual artists of the twentieth century. The exhibition, organized by the Romare Bearden Foundation, includes over 85 lithographs, etchings, collagraphs, collagraph plates, screen prints, drypoints, monoprints, and engravings produced over three decades by Bearden. It will be on view from Friday, May 6 through Sunday, July 3, 2011. The exhibition offers a unique opportunity to examine Beardenʼs print-making process and to understand how key themes and motifs like trains, family life, rituals, rural and urban scenes, jazz, and mythology extended his artistic imagination beyond collages, of which he is an acknowledged master, into the graphic medium."

Photo Credit: The Family, 1975 Etching and Aquatint, Edition 25; Courtesy of Alex Rosenberg, New York, New York
Press Contact: Michael DeFlorimonte michaelD. Communications 415.203.9801

The Museum of African Diaspora
685 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94105-4126
(415) 358-7200

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