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Neuberger Museum of Art

Neuberger Receives NEA Grant for Bearden Exhibition

The Neuberger Museum of Art has received a $45,000 grant from the National Endowment of the Arts.

The grant will help fund the exhibition currently being organized, Romare Bearden: Abstraction, opening on September 10, 2017.

The exhibition will focus on Bearden’s extraordinary abstract, large- and small-scale watercolors, stain paintings, and mixed media collages. Romare Bearden is best known for the influential collages he produced beginning in 1964 until his death in 1988, but very little attention has been paid to the body of work that immediately preceded those well-known works. 

Romare Bearden: Abstraction will correct this omission by providing the first substantive and scholarly examination of this important body of work. The exhibition will go on national tour after it closes at the Museum on December 22, 2017.