The Atlanta High Museum presents Sights and Sounds: Romare Bearden’s Profile Series now open and runs through February 2, 2020.
During this Bearden exhibition at the Atlanta High Museum, in the Robinson Atrium, Stent Family Wing, the High Museum will present a special afternoon of live music inspired by “Something Over Something Else”: Romare Bearden’s Profile Series. This will be a musical journey through the exhibition with two guides of extraordinary worldwide reputations in the art and music community – Dwight Andrews and Robert G. O’Meally – as they explore how Bearden’s Profile series has inspired other artist across many different media.
Romare Bearden was an African-American artist and author of the history of his people's art who began his artistic career creating scenes of the American South. Bearden's early work focused on unity and cooperation within the African American community. After a period during the 1950s when he painted more abstractly, this theme reemerged in his collage works of the 1960s.
“Something Over Something Else,” is a High Museum debut reuniting Bearden’s Profile Series. This exhibition of bright colors, old descriptions, and undeniable rhythm punctuate a journey from rural South to urban North as Bearden weaves personal memories with history in his life-affirming collage series.