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10 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Romare Bearden. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Romare Bearden, often where they are interviewed.

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10 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Romare Bearden. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Romare Bearden, often where they are interviewed.

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Beauty, Love & Justice, A Conversation with Diedra Harris Kelley, Co-Director of the Romare Bearden Foundation, Host Christine Passarella

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Join Christine Passarella as she engages in an illuminating discussion focusing on the art and life of master artist Romare Bearden. Her guest Diedra Harris Kelley is the Co-Director of the Romare Bearden Foundation. Ms. Harris Kelley is also the niece of Romare Bearden and she offers rich insight into this creative genius.

Oct 14 2020 · 1hr 14mins
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Views & Voices: Claire Ittner on Romare Bearden

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Views & Voices is a series of brief and personal responses to works of art and film selected by BAMPFA staff who work in different departments . . . some, by UC Berkeley students as well. At a time of distance, these commentaries are designed to bring you closer both to individual people behind BAMPFA and to individual works in our collections. 

We hope you'll enjoy hearing these personal views. Here, Claire Ittner discusses Romare Bearden’s 1973 work, "Final Study for Berkeley - The City and Its People".

Relocating Romare Bearden’s Berkeley: Capturing Berkeley’s Colorful Diversity

https://boomcalifornia.com/2016/12/26/relocating-romare-beardens-berkeley-capturing-berkeleys-colorful-diversity/

https://bampfa.org/program/about-things-loved-blackness-and-belonging

Jul 29 2020 · 5mins

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The Life And Work Of Romare Bearden

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Lois Reitzes talks with Mary Schmidt Campbell, president of Spelman College, about her biography of the artist Romare Bearden, "An American Odyssey: The Life and Work of Romare Bearden"; The Rev. Dr. Dwight Andrews about playwright August Wilson; and playwright Will Power about "Seize the King," his retelling of Shakespeare's "Richard the Third."

Jul 13 2020 · 53mins
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85: "Something Over Something Else": Romare Bearden’s Profile Series

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Museum Docent, Julie Willis, takes us on a walkthrough of the new special exhibition, "Something Over Something Else": Romare Bearden’s Profile Series.
Mar 02 2020 · 57mins
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Romare Bearden

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We discuss the beautiful Romare Bearden exhibition at the Driskell Center at the University of Maryland College Park, and talk about his life and works.
Feb 09 2020 · 56mins
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An American Odyssey: Mary Schmidt Campbell on Artist Romare Bearden

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With an artistic career that began with political cartoons in his college newspaper, Romare Bearden moved between mediums and styles throughout his life, although his artistic breakthroughs did not come without hard work. Over the course of a long career that spanned a tumultuous period in the fight for representation and civil rights for African Americans in the United States, Bearden became a deeply influential artist. Art historian Mary Schmidt Campbell delves into Bearden’s fascinating life and career in her new book An American Odyssey: The Life and Work of Romare Bearden, which is the topic of this podcast episode.

Campbell is President of Spelman College and Dean Emerita of the Tisch School of the Arts. She served as the vice chair of the President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities under former president Barack Obama.

May 15 2019 · 55mins
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Mary Schmidt Campbell | An American Odyssey: The Life and Work of Romare Bearden

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President of Spelman College since 2015, and dean emerita of the Tisch School of the Arts, Mary Schmidt Campbell served as the vice chair of the President's Committee on the Arts and Humanities during the Obama administration. She has contributed to an array of scholarly and popular publications, is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and was the commissioner of the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs. Her new book delves into the life of artist Romare Bearden, a muralist and collagist whose large-scale public works came to symbolize the black experience during the Civil Rights era.

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(recorded 12/6/2018)
Jan 02 2019 · 59mins
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Romare Bearden and the Harlem Renaissance

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Through his paintings and collages, Romare Bearden crafts powerful stories that celebrate African American communities and illustrate distinctive black experiences. Join our hosts as they discuss Bearden's work and describe the layers of his importance.

Nov 19 2018 · 24mins
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Johanne Reid, Romare Bearden Foundation Co-Director

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Johanne Bryant Reid managed to merge her business career with her passion for the arts. While working at Merrill Lynch as Manager of its Global Human Resources Department, she joined the Board of the Romare Bearden Foundation. After serving as primary fundraiser for 7 years, she was named co-director in 2009. The foundation was created in 1990 as a non-profit, aimed at preserving and perpetuating the legacy of this pre-eminent African/American artist. So the Reid/Bearden match makes perfect sense. He made art, she makes sure it lives on. Sit back and enjoy this engaging conversation.

Jan 24 2017 · 29mins
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2806 | Romare Bearden at Reynolda

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Reynolda House Museum provides a rare opportunity to view the works of American artist Romare Bearden, and Winston Salem provides other cultural sites to build a destination weekend focused on African American history and culture.
Nov 09 2012 · 26mins