Cincinnati Art Museum Offers Free Admission to Romare Bearden Exhibition to Celebrate Black History Month

From Feb. 28 to March 1, guests will be able to view the works of African-American painter and collage artist Bearden during the opening weekend of exhibit "Something Over Something Else"

Share on Nextdoor
click to enlarge "Spring Fever, Everybody knows how much Jason likes Mabel" - Romare Bearden, (1911–1988), United States, Profile/Part I, The Twenties: Mecklenberg County, Spring Fever, 1978, collage on board, Garth Fagan Collection. © Romare Bearden Foundation/VAGA at Artists Rights Society (ARS), NY. Photo courtesy of Michael
Romare Bearden, (1911–1988), United States, Profile/Part I, The Twenties: Mecklenberg County, Spring Fever, 1978, collage on board, Garth Fagan Collection. © Romare Bearden Foundation/VAGA at Artists Rights Society (ARS), NY. Photo courtesy of Michael
"Spring Fever, Everybody knows how much Jason likes Mabel"

The Cincinnati Art Museum is offering free admission to the opening weekend of new exhibit Something Over Something Else: Romare Bearden's Profile Series in honor of Black History Month.

From Feb. 28 to March 1, guests will be able to view the works of African-American painter and collage artist Bearden at no cost; starting March 3, tickets will be $12 for adults and $6 for seniors, students and children.

Organized by the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, the exhibit gathers together 30 of Bearden's vibrant collages for the first time. According to the CAM, "In 1977, a 'Profile' of Bearden by Calvin Tomkins in The New Yorker provoked the artist to reflect upon his childhood and maturity during the 1920s and '30s. The result was a two-part series that traces his journey from rural Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, to working-class Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and culminates with his treasured first studio in Manhattan’s Harlem neighborhood."

Something Over Something Else's opening weekend also includes after-hours museum party Art After Dark from 5-9 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 28. With a theme of Harlem Nights, the evening includes live Jazz, docent-led tours and food and cocktails for purchase.

Free access is made possible with support from the Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky African American Chamber and Radio One Cincinnati. 

Something Over Something Else is on view through May 24. 

Cincinnati Art Museum, 953 Eden Park Drive, Mount Adams, cincinnatiartmuseum.org.


Scroll to read more Visual Arts articles

Newsletters

Join CityBeat Newsletters

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.