The Odyssey, X, 28-34
Dog Star says RUN, DON'T WALK to Columbia University's Wallach Art Gallery to see Romare Bearden's incredible collager series based on Homer's Odyssey.
November 15–December 13, 2014 and January 21–March 28, 2015
Born in Charlotte, North Carolina, Romare Bearden (1911-1988) moved with his family to Harlem as a young child, part of the Great Migration of African Americans from the inhospitable South to greater opportunity in the North.
Throughout his career, Bearden created images of the lives of travelers on their way to and from home, a theme no more powerfully explored than in Black Odyssey, his 1977 series of 20 collages based on episodes from Homer's epic tale "The Odyssey."
Go here for the exhibition website
Go here for more about Romare Bearden
Go here for more about Homer's Odyssey
Admission is FREE
Regular hours: Wednesday–Saturday 1–5 p.m., closed Sunday through Tuesday.
Location: The Wallach Art Gallery is located on the 8th floor of Schermerhorn Hall on Columbia University's Morningside Campus. Go here to see a details map of exactly where the art gallery is located!
To reach the Morningside Campus of Columbia University by public transit, take the No. 1 train or the No. 104 bus to 116th Street. Enter the campus via the main gates located at 116th Street and Broadway.