Second Sunday: Romare Bearden + Creating a Collage

Welcome to SFMOMA’s virtual Second Sundays, a monthly series that includes a reading with a librarian from the San Francisco Public Library, followed by a guided art activity you can do at home. In this installment, we’ll be focusing on Romare Bearden, an artist who grew up in the vibrant cultural scene of the Harlem Renaissance and went on to create collages, paintings, stage sets, and more.

Sweet Stories with San Francisco Public Library

Mr. Jo-Sep reads My Hands Sing the Blues: Romare Bearden’s Childhood Journey, written by Jeanne Walker Harvey and illustrated by Elizabeth Zunon. This story was published by Two Lions Children’s Books, an imprint of Amazon Publishing and read with permission.

Art Project: Creating a Collage

This week’s project asks you to use construction paper and magazine cut-outs to make a collage about people who are important to you! See how it comes together in the animated video above. You can also find written, step-by-step instructions below.