Up the Book Staircase (‘Paris Blues Revisited’)

Albert Murray,

By K

Albert Murray, acclaimed essayist and author of several novels including Train. Whistle. Guitar has those floor-to-ceiling bookshelves that loom over you, hinting at timelessness. My acquaintance with his famed Harlem apartment is secondhand, but I’ve seen those shelves. Continue Reading →

Tuscany Landscape, Painting, 1956 By Romare Bearden

romare bearden drawing 1964The painting above is “Tuscany Landscape,” from 1965 by Harlem based artist Romare Bearden. Bearden told the story of his childhood through his art. Continue Reading →

Walter’s World: Dance and More Bearden

Complexions Contemporary Ballet fall season at the Joyce Theatre (175 8th Ave at 19th St) Tuesday November 15 through Sunday November 27. Continue Reading →

Walter’s World: Romare Bearden: Idea to Realization

By Walter Rutledge

Recently the exhibition Romare Bearden: Idea to Realization was on display at the DC Moore Gallery. The exhibition consisted of a series Maquettes by the artist. Maquettes are small-scale models or sketches for larger works; Bearden created these for murals, mosaics, and book projects. On March 4th the Romare Bearden Foundation co- director Diedra Harris Kelly discussed the show at the DC Moore Gallery over coffee and croissants.

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