On View Now: Frank Stewart’s Romare Bearden

This spring, stop by the Charles L. Blockson Afro-American Collection to view images of acclaimed American artist, Romare Bearden, by his friend and fellow artist, photographer Frank Stewart. Bearden, known for his collages and paintings, was also a prominent leader and mentor in the mid-twentieth century art scene in New York City. Stewart’s images offer an entry point into Bearden’s legacy while also serving as a historical record of the group of prominent artists and intellectuals with whom he maintained relationships. At the same time, Stewart offers us a warm portrait of Bearden’s life, at home and with friends.

Romare Bearden, early 1980s, photo by Frank Stewart

Romare Bearden, early 1980s, photo by Frank Stewart

The exhibit also features photos of Bearden from the John W. Mosley photograph collection. Mosley was a photographer who lived and worked along the east coast and whose images of African American life in mid-20th century Philadelphia are also housed in the Blockson Collection.

Visit the Blockson Collection:
9:00 am – 5:00 pm, Monday – Friday
Sullivan Hall
1330 Polett Walk, 1st Floor

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