Romare Bearden "The Block"

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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This small-focus show from the Museum’s permanent collection features the 1971 mural-size collage The Block by Romare Bearden (American, 1911–1988), as well as a dozen of his preliminary sketches and photographs, which were recently given to the Museum and are being shown for the first time. As a group, they reveal the artist’s creative process whereby he literally and figuratively "collages" different images and experiences from reality and from his memory and imagination into a tableau that transcends the limitations of a fixed time and place, even as it pays homage to a specific street in Harlem, the New York City neighborhood that inspired so much of Bearden’s work.



from January 15, 2010 to April 30, 2010


Romare Bearden

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