Wednesday, January 8, 2014

A Black Odyssey

I want every single person everywhere to come to the Michael C. Carlos Museum and check out the show, Romare Bearden: A Black Odyssey. Why?

Because It. Is. Breathtaking. 

Seriously, you guys. The colors. The juxtapositions. The energy. The vibrant reimaginings--it's all there.
Odysseus and the Sirens.

There is something extraordinary and magical about the fusion of this jazz-inspired African-American artist "owning" and reinterpreting the emotional truths of Homer's ancient Greek quest-saga.

Escaping the Cyclops.
Bearden's unique riffs on ancient dramas reminds us of our shared humanity. Of our struggles, of the ways we get sidetracked, of the "monsters" that threaten our equanimity, of everything that gets in our way when all we want to do is to go home, to return to where we are loved.

Come on out and check out the show, y'all. Seriously.


Tracy Barrett said...

Looks fantastic! If there's any way I can make it, I will!

Vicky Alvear Shecter said...

Call and we'll look at it together!

Elizabeth O. Dulemba said...

Looks amazing!!! :) e