Curator Tour: Romare Bearden

Curator Tour: Romare Bearden

Gallery Talk with Tracy Fitzpatrick, Ph.D.

Join Director of the Neuberger Museum of Art and curator of Romare Bearden: Abstraction Tracy Fitzpatrick, Ph.D. for a free, informal tour of the exhibition Romare Bearden: Abstraction. Registration is required and capacity is limited to 15 participants.

ABOUT THE PRESENTER

Tracy Fitzpatrick, Ph.D., is director of the Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase College, SUNY. She oversees the articulation and execution of the Neuberger’s strategic vision in collaboration with its Board of the Friends and Purchase College in keeping with the museum’s values, vision, and mission. In her capacity as an associate professor in art history in the undergraduate program and the Masters Degree Program in Modern and Contemporary Art, Criticism and Theory at Purchase College, SUNY, she has combined curatorial work with curricular initiatives, organized exhibitions, and taught in the areas of modern art and museum studies. Recent exhibitions curated by Fitzpatrick include Romare Bearden: Abstraction (2017); American PeopleBlack Light: Faith Ringgold’s Paintings of the 1960s (2010), and Hannah Wilke: Gestures (2008). Author of books and scholarly articles, she edited and was the main essayist for the Neuberger’s first permanent collection catalogue, When Modern Was Contemporary: The Roy R. Neuberger Collection (2014). Her book, Art and the Subway: New York Underground (Rutgers University Press) was released in May 2009. Fitzpatrick serves on the New York State Board of Regents Advisory Council for Museums. She is a member of the Association of Art Museum Directors, the Association of Academic Museum and Gallery, the American Association of Museums, and the College Art Association.

Major support for Romare Bearden: Abstraction is provided by Morgan Stanley.

 

The presentation at the Frye Art Museum is organized by Georgia Erger, Associate Curator. Generous support for the installation at the Frye is provided by the City of Seattle Office of Arts & Culture, the Frye Foundation, and Frye Members. Media sponsorship is provided by The Seattle Times.

 

Curator Tour: Romare Bearden

Gallery Talk with Tracy Fitzpatrick, Ph.D.

Collage of an abstracted pair of people in bright colors by Romare Bearden

Romare Bearden. La Primavera, 1967. Various papers with fabric, paint, ink, and graphite on fiberboard. 44 x 56 in. Columbus Museum of Art, Ohio Museum Purchase, Derby Fund from the Philip J. and Suzanne Schiller Collection of American Social Commentary Art 1930–1970. © Romare Bearden Foundation / VAGA at Artists Rights Society (ARS), NY. Courtesy American Federation of Arts

Saturday, June 25, 2022

11:30am – 12:30 pm

Frye Art Museum
704 Terry Avenue
Seattle, WA 98104