August Wilson and Ro
August Wilson and Romare Bearden

Thursday, Oct. 8, 7:00-8:00
August Wilson and Romare Bearden: Using Art to Speak, Using Words to Paint a Picture

The works of Pittsburgh-born playwright August Wilson are heavily influenced by the art of Romare Bearden, whose paintings and collage made him the nation's foremost visual interpreter of black life and culture. Wilson considered Bearden his inspiration, and said he sought to make his plays the equivalent of a Bearding painting. This talk will examine the ways in which Bearden's paintings shaped Wilson's plays.

Please register for this online program by October 6th. You'll receive the unique Zoom link to participate in your registration confirimation email.

Larry Glasco is Associate Professor of History at the University of Pittsburgh, and is finishing up a biography of August Wilson, Pittsburgh-born playwright.
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