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Romare Bearden's Prints At The Nelson-Atkins

Oct 24, 2011

Artist Romare Bearden was born in North Carolina, and he grew up in the middle of the Harlem Renaissance during the 1920's. Much of his work depicts African Americans, but Bearden said his real focus was the universal human experience.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Romare Bearden is best known for his collages, but a new exhibit at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art focuses on his prints. It shows many of the rare and cutting-edge printmaking techniques Bearden used, like monotype, photo projection and aquatint. And it also highlights the thematic motifs found in the artist's work.

KCUR's Susan Wilson toured the exhibit with Associate Curator Leesa Fanning.

The exhibit Impressions and Improvisations: The Prints of Romare Bearden is at the Museum until January 8, 2011.

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