Family

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

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
On View
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
  • Figure group – family
  • Ethnic – African-American
  • Landscape – tree
Object Number
1990.37
Palette
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