October 19, 2004?March 7, 2005
Drawn exclusively from the Museum?s collection of works by the artist, this selection showcases Bearden?s creative versatility in a variety of media. Highlights will include the famous six-part collage of Harlem street life, The Block (1971). This masterpiece is Bearden?s lively tribute to the New York City neighborhood that nurtured his life and his work. Bearden?s designs also successfully translated into tapestry. Recollection Pond (1975), on view for the first time at the Met, is a rare example of his work with textiles and was the result of his collaboration with Gloria Ross Tapestries, New York. These two works will be joined by a selection of works on paper that highlight the artist?s range of subjects and media.
Location: 1000 Fifth Avenue at 82nd Street, New York
Hours: Tuesday?Thursday 9:30am?5:30pm; Friday & Saturday 9:30am?9:00pm; Sunday 9:30am?5:30pm
Added by Fumio on October 15, 2004