“Romare Bearden: A Black Odyssey” at Reynolda House

13 October 2012 -13 January 2013

In 1977, Romare Bearden (1911–1988), one of the most powerful and original artists of the 20th century, created a cycle of collages and watercolours based on Homer’s epic poem, The Odyssey. Rich in symbolism and allegorical content, Bearden’s “Odysseus Series” created an artistic bridge between classical mythology and African American culture.