To realize its expanded mission and ambitious programmatic and operational goals, the Foundation works to increase support and resources from public and private sources. Currently, the Foundation is incrementally launching and undertaking new and/or expanded programs and projects intrinsically tied to the core mission: to preserve and perpetuate Romare Bearden’s legacy.
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The primary mission of the Romare Bearden Foundation is to support the creative and educational development of young people and of talented and aspiring artists and scholars through our programs that preserve, perpetuate and make publicly accessible the extraordinary legacy of the notable visual artist and intellectual. Beyond the material legacy, of Romare Bearden’s art, archives and literary works, the Foundation’s mission is based entirely upon Bearden’s own legacy of nurturing and supporting the creative and intellectual potential of artists, children and scholars.
Established in 1990, two years after Romare Bearden’s death, the Foundation is one of the oldest organizations of its kind established by an African American artist.
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