Project Gallery: Romare Bearden features a series of photostat Projections produced by the artist in 1964. Bearden created 21 small collages, which he subsequently converted into large black-and-white photographic images. The imagery comprises some of the first artistic representations of black traditional and popular culture from an African American perspective.
Recognized as one of the most original and prolific visual artists of the 20th century, Romare Bearden (b. 1911, Charlotte; d. 1988 New York) has had a number of solo exhibitions dedicated to his work, including The Art of Romare Bearden, a major traveling retrospective organized by the National Gallery of Art in 2003 and, most recently, Romare Bearden: A Black Odyssey, originated by the Smithsonian Traveling Exhibition Service, which toured the country through early 2015.
Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website