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Art After Dark celebrates an artist of the Harlem Renaissance on February 28

2/21/2020 12:00:00 AM

CINCINNATI— Cincinnati Art Museum’s Art After Dark celebrates the opening of special exhibition Something Over Something Else: Romare Bearden’s Profile Series on Friday, February 28, 5–9 p.m.

Art After Dark guests will enjoy live jazz music, food for purchase from Just Q’in BBQ, specialty cocktails and free admission to special exhibitions Something Over Something Else: Romare Bearden’s Profile Series and Women Breaking Boundaries.

Something Over Something Else: Romare Bearden’s Profile Series reunites for the first time 30 vibrant collages from this renowned series. Cincinnati is the second of only two venues presenting this exhibition. Accompanied by evocative texts co-written by Bearden and his friend, the author Albert Murray, this exhibition expresses a deep reverence for humanity and the struggles and triumphs of African Americans.

In honor of Black History Month, the Cincinnati Art Museum will provide free admission to this exhibition from Friday, February 28–Sunday, March 1. This free access was made possible by support from the Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky African American Chamber and Radio One Cincinnati. Sponsorship for the exhibition is provided by LPK and Eric and Jan-Michele Kearney. It will be on view at the museum through May 24 and was organized by the High Museum of Art, Atlanta. This project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. Additional support is provided by the Andrew Wyeth Foundation for American Art.

The timeline for Art After Dark includes:

  • 5–6 p.m.: Happy hour on beer, wine and cocktails. Guests 21+ only.
  • 5–9 p.m.: Food available for purchase from Just Q’in BBQ (while supplies last.)
  • 6–8 p.m.: Live jazz music.
  • 6, 7, 8 p.m.: Docent-guided tours of special exhibition Romare Bearden’s Profile Series. Free admission. RSVP not required.

Art After Dark is free and open to the public. Parking is free. To learn more, visit cincinnatiartmuseum.org/artafterdark. Art After Dark is sponsored by P&G, Dewey’s Pizza, Cincinnati CityBeat, and 91.7 WVXU Cincinnati.

About the Cincinnati Art Museum

General admission to the Cincinnati Art Museum is always free. The museum is open Tuesday–Sunday, 11 a.m.–5 p.m. with extended Thursday hours until 8 p.m. The Cincinnati Art Museum is supported by ArtsWave, the Ohio Arts Council, the City of Cincinnati and our members. cincinnatiartmuseum.org.

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