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Richard Yarde: Beyond the Savoy

Richard Yarde’s virtuosic watercolors transformed the medium with large-scale colorful paintings often composed on multiple attached sheets of paper and executed without preliminary drawing. Equally inspired by historical Black photographers, European post-Impressionists and by a keen political purpose, Yarde (1939–2011, Massachusetts) drew acclaim early in his career for his masterful portraits of Black leaders—athletes, swing-era dancers, blues and jazz musicians—as well as individuals he knew growing up in the multicultural Boston neighborhood of Roxbury. The success of these early works led Yarde to create an ambitious three-dimensional installation that revived the memory of New York’s famous Savoy Ballroom. It was presented at the BMA in 1983 and later hailed by The New York Times as “the most spectacular installation of the year” when it opened at the Studio Museum in Harlem. Nearly 40 years later, Richard Yarde explores the development of Yarde’s watercolors over the course of three decades. Approximately 30 works include representations of Lead Belly, Paul Robeson, Sojourner Truth, and Malcolm X as well as self-portraits and poignant scenes of Black life.

Wednesday, January 19 at 10:00am to 5:00pm

More dates through April 24, 2022

The Baltimore Museum of Art
10 Art Museum Dr., Baltimore, MD 21218

Event Type

Exhibits

Audience

Everyone

Topic

Arts & Culture

Price

Free

Website

https://artbma.org/exhibition/richard...

Contact Email

spedroni@artbma.org

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