Family

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Family

Artist
Romare Bearden, born Charlotte, NC 1911-died New York City 1988
Exhibition Label
Family is the preliminary model for a ceramic tile mural Bearden created for the Joseph P. Addabbo Federal Building in Jamaica, New York. The overlapping forms of hands and arms reinforce the scene of family and generational bonding. The grandfather’s outward gaze connects the viewer with this scene of heritage and hope.
Modern Masters: Midcentury Abstraction from the Smithsonian American Art Museum, 2008
Credit Line
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Transfer from the General Services Administration, Art-in-Architecture Program
Copyright
© 1988, Estate of Romare Bearden
1986
Object number
1990.37
Restrictions & Rights
Usage conditions apply
Type
Collage
Medium
collage on wood
Dimensions
28 x 20 in. (71.1 x 50.8 cm)
Department
Painting and Sculpture
Smithsonian American Art Museum
Topic
Landscape\tree
Figure group\family
Ethnic\African-American
Architecture Exterior\detail\porch
Record ID
saam_1990.37
GUID (Link to Original Record)
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/vk752ef6ba8-c25a-45ca-8528-4fe536567884