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The Freedman Gallery Presents Romare Bearden Family

Now through April 27



April 10, 2014


Reading, Pa. – Albright College’s Freedman Gallery presents Romare Bearden Family, on view in the project space, now through April 27.

The exhibition includes a selection of Bearden series prints from the gallery’s permanent collection, including several examples of Family (1975), showcasing how the artist experimented with color through aquatint and hand coloring.

Bearden (1911-1988), an African-American artist and writer, once said, “I work out of a response and need to redefine the image of man in the terms of the Negro experience I know best.” While he worked in several media, Bearden is primarily known for his collage work during the 1960s. This exhibition offers viewers the opportunity to experience Bearden’s work in prints, as it explores issues of Black identity during a time of shifting American culture.

For more information about the exhibition, visit www.albright.edu/freedman.

The Freedman Gallery is located in the Center for the Arts at Albright College on 13th and Bern streets, Reading. For more information or disabled assistance, call 610-921-7715.

Exhibitions and programs in the visual arts at Albright College and The Freedman Gallery are generously supported by The Silverweed Foundation in honor of Doris C. Freedman, the Pennsylvania Council of the Arts and its partner, the Berks Arts Council, and the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development.


Founded in 1856, Albright College is a selective, national liberal arts college enrolling 1,700 full-time undergraduates and more than 800 adult learners and graduate students. The College’s flexible interdisciplinary curriculum, strengthened by a close-knit residential learning environment, encourages students to combine majors and disciplines to create individualized academic programs. Close faculty mentorship, numerous experiential learning options, and a diverse, supportive community of scholars and learners help students exceed their own expectations and graduate with a commitment to a lifetime of service and learning. Albright College is located in Reading, Pennsylvania.

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