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Collage, Profile/Part I, The Twenties, Pittsburgh Memories, Mill Hand’s Lunch Bucket
Tickets

Event Details

December 15, 2019
3:00 p.m.–4:30 p.m.

Price

Free with Museum Admission
FREE for Members

Location

High Museum of Art
Robinson Atrium
Stent Family Wing

Event Description

Don’t miss a special afternoon of live music inspired by “Something Over Something Else”: Romare Bearden’s Profile Series.

Take a musical journey through this exhibition with your guides Dwight Andrews and Robert G. O’Meally as they explore how Bearden’s Profile series has inspired other artists across many different media.

Composer, musician, educator, and minister Dwight Andrews joined the Emory College faculty in 1987. Dr. Andrews is Professor of Music Theory and African American Music at Emory University and Senior Minister of the First Congregational United Church of Christ in Atlanta. In addition to his work as a pastor and professor, he is a composer and first-call jazz saxophonist and flute player. For years he was musical director for the plays of August Wilson, including “Joe Turner’s Come and Gone,” which is based on a Bearden collage in this exhibition called Mill Hand’s Lunch Bucket.

Robert G. O’Meally is the Zora Neale Hurston Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University, where he has served on the faculty for thirty years. A scholar whose work encompasses literature, music, and visual art, Dr. O’Meally is the founder and director of Columbia’s Center for Jazz Studies and co-curator of the High Museum’s exhibition “Putting Something Over Something Else”: Romare Bearden’s Profile Series.

Seating is limited and available on a first come, first served basis.