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Romare Bearden’s ‘The Block’ and Related Drawings at The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Romare Bearden (American, 1911–1988), "The Block", detail, 1971. Cut & pasted printed, colored and metallic papers, photostats, pencil, ink marker, gouache, watercolor, and pen and ink on Masonite, 48 x 216 inches. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of Mr. & Mrs. Samuel Shore, 1978 © Romare Bearden Foundation / Licensed by VAGA, New York , NY.

NEW YORK, NY.- Romare Bearden’s vibrant mural-size tableau The
Block (1971) and related sketches and photographs will be featured at The
Metropolitan Museum of Art beginning January 15, 2010
, in a small
installation of works from the collection. The Block, an ambitious 18-foot-long
collage, celebrates the Harlem neighborhood in New York City that nurtured and
inspired so much of the artist’s life and work. On view through Spring,

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Dallas Museum of Art Celebrates the Work of Jacob Lawrence

DALLAS, TX.- For the first time in nearly 25 years, the Dallas Museum of Art presents the work of one of America’s leading modern figurative painters, Jacob Lawrence (September 7, 1917–June 9, 2000), in a new exhibition, “Jacob Lawrence: The Life of Toussaint L’Ouverture”. Opening on December 6 in the DMA’s Focus Gallery II, the exhibition will showcase a series of fifteen dramatic and colorful silkscreen prints based on a series of forty-one paintings entitled “The Life of Toussaint L’Ouverture”, Lawrence’s first multi-part narrative series, which was completed in 1938. Rarely exhibited together, the prints, on loan from the Curtis E. Ransom