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“Romare Bearden: A Black Odyssey” and other calendar highlights, December 10-21

Bearden-Circe_into_Swine-e1386610399393“Romare Bearden: A Black Odyssey,” opening Saturday at the Michael C. Carlos Museum, is a rare opportunity to see his 1977 series of watercolors and collages based on Homer’s epic — all in one place and for the first time outside New York. Augmenting this presentation are watercolors and collages, including some based on The Iliad, and a complementary exhibit of Bearden works from university and local collections.

The exhibition, which runs through March 9, comes with a diverse and intriguing set of programs, from those that build on the museum’s antiquities — readings of and lectures on the Homerian epics, Odyssey-themed tours of the ancient Greek and Roman galleries — to talks about African-diaspora symbolism and even the Great Migration, which took Bearden to New York as a child. For more information on the programs, click here.

You can find information about these events and more now and throughout December among Ed Hall’s highlights and AtlantaPlanIt’s encyclopedic listings, a click away on our calendar page.