Hofstra University Museum Presents Romare Bearden: Storyteller

The Hofstra University Museum is presenting Romare Bearden: Storyteller, dedicated to one of the most prolific artists of the last century. The exhibit will be on display through August 17 at Emily Lowe Gallery on Hofstra University’s South Campus. An opening reception is scheduled for Thursday, February 8, 4-6 p.m., featuring remarks by Jennifer E. Henton, PhD, Associate Professor of English. The reception is free and open to the public.

Through his innovative works of art, Bearden communicated ideas and thoughts about everyday African-American life in the 20th century.

Bearden’s work has been featured at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and The Studio Museum in Harlem, among others. He has had retrospectives at the Mint Museum of Art, the Detroit Institute of the Arts, as well as numerous posthumous retrospectives, including The Studio Museum in Harlem and the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC. He also designed costumes and sets for the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, and programs, sets and designs for Nanette Bearden’s Contemporary Dance Theatre

For more information about the exhibit and associated public programs, call (516) 463-5672 or visit: https://www.hofstra.edu/community/museum/index.html

Romare Bearden (American, 1911-1988), Homage to Mary Lou (The Piano Lesson), 1984, lithograph, Edition: 97/100, 29 1/4 x 20 1/4 in., Hofstra University Museum Collections, gift of Dr. Dorothy Cohen, HU91.1 Art © Romare Bearden Foundation/Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY