Field Trip: “Romare Bearden: A Black Odyssey”

The Lamar Dodd School of Art is sponsoring a field trip to the Michael C. Carlos Museum in Atlanta on Sunday, January 26 in conjunction with the exhibition "Romare Bearden: A Black Odyssey".

"Romare Bearden: A Black Odyssey".

Field Trip to Michael C. Carlos Museum Atlanta, Sunday, January 26

The Lamar Dodd School of Art is sponsoring a field trip to the Michael C. Carlos Museum in Atlanta on Sunday, January 26 in conjunction with the exhibition "Romare Bearden: A Black Odyssey". In 1977, Romare Bearden (1911-1988), one of the most powerful and original artists of the 20th century, created a series of collages and watercolors based on Homer’s epic poem, "The Odyssey". Rich in symbolism and allegorical content, Bearden’s Odyssey series created an artistic bridge between classical mythology and African American culture.

In addition to the exhibition, the Michael C. Carlos Museum is hosting a live, three-day reading of Stanley Lombardo’s award-winning translation of Homer’s Odyssey, with books 17-24 to be read on Sunday afternoon. Prof. Christine Albright (Classics) and Prof. Mark Abbe (Art History) will offer a tour of the exhibition and relevant ancient depictions of myth in the museum. The museum also has rich permanent collections of Greek and Roman, Egyptian, Ancient Near Eastern, and African art on view.

A bus will leave from the Lamar Dodd School of Art at 12:00 pm and plans to return by 6:30 pm. Interested students and faculty should sign up with Cate Gaddy (gaddy21@uga.edu; 706 542 1511) by providing her with two items: (1) the participant information sheet and (2) the legal waiver. Both are available at the front desk of the Lamar Dodd School of Art (C301) and via this link: Participant Information Sheet and Waiver.

Seats are provided on a first-come first-served basis, so please sign up promptly.

Information about the exhibition:
http://www.sites.si.edu/romarebearden/
http://carlos.emory.edu/content/romare-bearden-black-odyssey
Please note that the exhibition catalog is available for consultation in the Visual Resource Center (N201), Lamar Dodd School of Art. Please feel free to contact Eugene De La Rosa (dlrje@uga.edu; 706 542 1618).

Questions regarding this trip may be directed to Prof. Mark Abbe (abbe@uga.edu).