Family

  • Romare Bearden, Family, 1986, collage on wood, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Transfer from the General Services Administration, Art-in-Architecture Program, 1990.37, © 1988, Estate of Romare Bearden

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
Title
Family
Artist
Date
1986
Location
Not on view
Dimensions
28 x 20 in. (71.1 x 50.8 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Transfer from the General Services Administration, Art-in-Architecture Program

Mediums Description
collage on wood
Keywords
  • Architecture Exterior – detail – porch
  • Ethnic – African-American
  • Landscape – tree
Object Number
1990.37
Palette
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