New exhibition coming to the BYU Museum of Art, depicts 20th century African American History

Oct 13, 2022, 8:00 AM
A new exhibition is opening soon at the BYU Museum of Art....
A new exhibition is opening soon at the BYU Museum of Art. (BYU MOA)

PROVO, Utah — American artist Romare Bearden’s new exhibition at the BYU Museum of Art will open Saturday, Oct. 15. 

The Romare Bearden Foundation organized the new exhibition, which will feature more than 50 works from the artist, says a release from the BYU Museum of Art.  The diverse collection includes original collages, watercolors, limited edition prints, rare archive material and more.

The exhibition will depict examples of Bearden’s influences on social conscience and action. In a release from BYU, it says Bearden countered racial stereotypes through his art. 

Furthermore, the release says Bearden witnessed, participated in, and depicts paramount events in 20th-century African American History through his artwork.

“I am so excited for our community to experience the art of Romare Bearden. His message is as relevant today as it was during his lifetime,” said MOA Curator Melanie Allred. “This world needs more opportunities to celebrate diversity while feeling united through shared human experiences—which is precisely the aim of Bearden’s work. If you are craving an exceptional example of how to heal a fractured world, come to the exhibit!”

Thus far, this traveling exhibition has stopped at the Black History Museum, Richmond, VA, the Susquehanna Art Museum, Harrisburg, PA, the Reginald Lewis Museum, Baltimore, MD, the National Civil Rights Museum, Memphis, TN, The Driskell Center, University of Maryland, College Park, MD, and the Frick, Pittsburgh, PA. 

After its appearance at BYU’s Museum of Art, the exhibition will go on to the Long Island Museum, Stony Brook, NY.

(BYU Museum of Art)

More related: 

Today’s Top Stories

Brigham Young University

Mark Jackson

BYU wellness students return from Blue zone with healthy lifestyle tips

Some BYU students are learning how to live healthy and happier lives from a trip to Ikaria, Greece.
3 months ago
The anticipation of hosting the Arkansas Razorbacks will not be the only source of excitement at BY...
Elizabeth Weiler

BYU to host Arkansas with a Fighter Wings flyover

The anticipation of hosting the Arkansas Razorbacks will not be the only source of excitement at BYU's stadium this Saturday. Hill fighter wings will perform a flyer-over. 
4 months ago
The Book of Mormon Art Catalog offers users a variety of ways to conduct specific searches and to b...
Devin Oldroyd

Book of Mormon digital visual art catalog launches Monday

A digital catalog of visual art inspired by the Book of Mormon became available on Oct. 3. It features more than 2,000 pieces.
4 months ago
The wafer with the etched Book of Mormon on it, made by BYU students...
Samantha Herrera

BYU engineering students put ‘world’s smallest Book of Mormon’ on 4 inch disc

The entirety of the Book of Mormon is now on display on a gold-plated 4-inch disc in the Clyde Building at BYU. It'll last millions of years.
4 months ago
academic website, BYU race...
Aimee Cobabe and Alex Cabrero

Researchers using dirty diapers to develop new autism test

Dirty diapers are being used by researchers at Brigham Young University as a way to try and detect autism in young children at an earlier age.
4 months ago
Screenshot from the BYU documentary about the Black 14. 10 of the players are pictured next to a ne...
Chris Jacobs

BYU premieres documentary ‘The Black 14: Healing Hearts and Feeding Souls’

The new BYU documentary, "The Black 14" Healing Hearts and Feeding Souls," focuses on a 1969 football game between BYU and the University of Wyoming.
5 months ago

Sponsored Articles

Happy joyful smiling casual satisfied woman learning and communicates in sign language online using...

The best tools for Deaf and hard-of-hearing workplace success

Here are some of the best resources to make your workplace work better for Deaf and hard-of-hearing employees.
Team supporters celebrating at a tailgate party...

8 Delicious Tailgate Foods That Require Zero Prep Work

In a hurry? These 8 tailgate foods take zero prep work, so you can fuel up and get back to what matters most: getting hyped for your favorite
christmas decorations candles in glass jars with fir on a old wooden table...
Western Nut Company

12 Mason Jar Gift Ideas for the 12 Days of Christmas [with recipes!]

There are so many clever mason jar gift ideas to give something thoughtful to your neighbors or friends. Read our 12 ideas to make your own!
wide shot of Bear Lake with a person on a stand up paddle board...

Pack your bags! Extended stays at Bear Lake await you

Work from here! Read our tips to prepare for your extended stay, whether at Bear Lake or somewhere else nearby.
young boy with hearing aid...

Accommodations for students who are deaf and hard of hearing

These different types of accommodations for students who are deaf and hard of hearing can help them succeed in school.
Young woman receiving laser treatment...
Form Derm Spa

How facial plastic surgery and skincare are joining forces

Facial plastic surgery is not only about looking good but about feeling good too. The medical team at Form Spa are trained to help you reach your aesthetic outcomes through surgery and through skincare and dermatology, too.
New exhibition coming to the BYU Museum of Art, depicts 20th century African American History