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The Art of Romare Bearden

includes more than 30 pieces from this comprehensive retrospective. A preeminent artist of his generation, Bearden (1911-1988) was known for his collages; however, he also produced paintings, drawings, murals, and theater sets and costumes. Themes in his works include religious subjects, rituals, jazz clubs, and history and literature. This website offers a special feature, teaching packet, children's guide, and interactive collage-making tool for kids (of all ages). (National Gallery of Art)

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Romare Bearden, 'Now the Dove and the Leopard Wrestle,' 1946, oil on canvas. Clements Library, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. © Romare Bearden Foundation/Licensed by VAGA, New York, N.Y.

Now the Dove and the Leopard Wrestle

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