Steinhardt Recommends: Romare Bearden (BA ’35) A Centennial Celebration at the Met

Romare Bearden, 1935 graduate of NYU’s School of Education broke social and artistic barriers with his painting. He is best known for his collages that use African American culture to explore the complexities of history, music, family, home, women, and the modern condition.


This holiday season, NYU Steinhardt recommends a trip to the Metropolitan Museum of Art to see Romare Bearden (1911–1988), A Centennial Celebration.

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Photo: The Shepherdess, 1946 © Romare Bearden Foundation/Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY.

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