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The Prevalence of Ritual: Romare Bearden and Legacy
This fall, Wildenstein Plattner Institute initiates an ongoing partnership with the Romare Bearden Foundation in preparation for the forthcoming Digital Catalogue Raisonne of the artist's work. This panel will consider the issues involved in maintaining an artist's legacy, including the importance of archival preservation and the active documentation of the artist's practice.

Co-Director of the Romare Bearden Foundation Diedra Harris-Kelley will introduce the panel, and Dr. Mary Schmidt Campbell–president of Spelman College and author of 'An American Odyssey: The Life and Work of Romare Bearden'–will moderate.

Oct 27, 2020 03:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Jordan Casteel
Jordan Casteel has rooted her practice in community engagement, painting from her own photographs of people she encounters. Posing her subjects within their natural environments, her nearly life-size portraits and cropped compositions chronicle personal observations of the human experience. Casteel received her BA from Agnes Scott College, Decatur, GA for Studio Art (2011) and her MFA in Painting and Printmaking from Yale School of Art, New Haven, CT (2014).
Grace Lynne Haynes
Grace Lynne Haynes is a California born visual artist currently based in New Jersey. She creates lusciously composed paintings containing bright textures and patterns. Intricate moments are juxtaposed against flat, black swaths of paint shaped to represent black female bodies. Grace Lynne Haynes, an inaugural member of Kehinde Wiley’s Black Rock Senegal residency, is included in the 2020 edition of Forbes 30 Under 30 in Art & Style.
Connie Choi
Associate Curator @The Studio Museum in Harlem
Connie H. Choi is the Associate Curator, Permanent Collection at The Studio Museum in Harlem, where she has worked on the exhibitions Black Refractions: Highlights from The Studio Museum in Harlem, Fictions, Regarding the Figure, and Their Own Harlems. Prior to joining the museum in February 2017, Choi was the assistant curator of American art at the Brooklyn Museum, where she served as the lead curator of the reinstallation of the American galleries. Choi holds a B.A in the History of Art from Yale University and an Ed.M. in Arts in Education from Harvard University.