Gonzalès Oral Histories The Wildenstein Plattner Institute’s Eva Gonzalès Oral History Series explores the life and legacy of Impressionist-era painter, Eva Gonzalès, through interviews with scholars, collectors, and collaborators. These accounts are a companion to the forthcoming Gonzalès Digital Catalogue Raisonné, offering significant insight into the artist’s personal and professional life. Marie-Caroline Sainsaulieu Marie-Caroline Sainsaulieu
Bearden Oral Histories The Wildenstein Plattner Institute’s Romare Bearden Oral History Series explores Bearden’s life, career, and legacy through interviews with scholars, collectors, collaborators, and family members. These accounts are a companion to the forthcoming Romare Bearden Digital Catalogue Raisonné, offering significant insight into Bearden’s personal and professional life. Jerald Melberg Jerald Melberg has owned
Bearden Call for Information
June 11, 2021
The Romare Bearden Digital Catalogue Raisonne project aims to create a comprehensive record of all artworks created by Romare Bearden (1911-1988). In partnership with the Romare Bearden Foundation, the WPI is in the process of digitizing the artist’s archives and conducting research on Bearden’s artistic output. To aid in our gathering of data, we would be grateful to receive information about any works by the artist currently in private collections. We encourage owners to submit the pertinent details regarding their work(s), along with photographic documentation, using the button below. All information will be kept confidential.
Antagonistic Cooperation: Romare Bearden’s New Paris Blues
June 3, 2021
The Wildenstein Plattner Institute hosted Robert O’Meally, Zora Neale Hurston Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University and founder of the Center for Jazz Studies for a one-time webinar. Professor O’Meally, the author of Romare Bearden: A Black Odyssey, explored Bearden’s New Paris Blues, an unfinished series of books that spans media, cities, and artistic circles.
The Prevalence of Ritual: Romare Bearden and Legacy
October 27, 2020
the WPI hosted a virtual panel that considered the issues involved in maintaining an artist’s legacy, including the importance of archival preservation and the active documentation of the artist’s practice. The discussion was moderated by Mary Schmidt Campbell, president of Spelman College and author of An American Odyssey: The Life and Work of Romare Bearden. Panelists included Connie Choi from the Studio Museum in Harlem, as well as esteemed artists Jordan Casteel and Grace Lynne Haynes.