Past Exhibits: Romare Bearden: A North Carolina Original
Thursday, January 16 - Sunday, March 16, 2003
An Exhibition of Exceptional Lithographs and Monoprints
Born in Charlotte, North Carolina in 1911, Romare
Bearden became one of the premiere artists of the Twentieth
Century. The Chapel Hill Museum exhibit will feature information about
Bearden's life as well as several prints from the collection of Jerald Melberg
Gallery in Charlotte, North Carolina.
There will also be a series of lectures (see below) on Bearden's
life and work over the period of the exhibit.
Thursday, January 23rd at 7pm:
A lecture on Romare Bearden will be given by Jerald Melberg, former
Curator of the Mint Museum and owner of the Jerald Melberg Gallery
in Charlotte that worked closely with Bearden for the last eleven
years of Bearden's life. The Melberg Gallery is lending the Museum
Bearden's work for the show.
|The Burial, 1964
Wednesday, January 29th at 6:30pm:
A reception for the art teachers of the Carrboro/Chapel Hill school
system, with the art students and their parents, will be given. There
will be a presentation and an opportunity to view the work of Romare
Thursday, February 27th at 7pm
Professor Richard Long of Emory University, a Bearden Scholar, will
speak at the Museum on the life and works of Romare Bearden.
Professor Long's lecture has been arranged by Dr. Joseph Jordan the
Executive Director of the Sonja Haynes Stone Center.
Museum director Morgan Kenney says, "The work of Bearden must be
seen in person. It is the most moving and powerful work I have seen
since viewing the woodcuts and lithographs of Edvard Munch at the
National a few years ago."
Quilting Time, 1981
Many of Bearden's prints will be available for purchase through the Museum at the time of the exhibit.
Girl in the Garden, 1979
Two Women, 1981
If you'd like to know a little more about Romare Bearden before coming to the exhibit, here are a couple of links: