Clearly not the man himself since he passed away in 1988, but Macy's celebrates the 100th birthday of Romare Bearden for Black History Month in conjunction with The Romare Bearden Foundation. Although the exhibition will be available February 16-19, the reception is on February 16th at 5:30PM.
Born in Charlotte, NC, Bearden focused mostly heavily on the lives of travelers on their way to and from home. Displayed most prominently in Black Odyssey, his 1977 series of 20 collages based on episodes from Homer's epic tale The Odyssey, A Black Odyssey is a new SITES exhibition of intellectual and artistic heft.
I aspire to own one of his works, so I'll keep you posted on that but, in the meantime, make sure to fit this legendary artist's exhibit into your schedule this week. Macy's has done an outstanding good to bring it to life!