Romare Bearden Fundation

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A NY Citywide Celebration Honoring One of America’s ForemostArtists
September 2004 - March 2005

A celebration honoring the artistic and intellectual legacy of one of America's preeminent artists with special events, art, music, dance, educational and fun family programs in every borough. On the occasion of the presentation of his touring retrospective exhibition, The Art of Romare Bearden, at the Whitney Museum of American Art (October 2004 - January 2005),* over twenty cultural and educational institutions are offering exciting programs as a tribute and a joyous welcome home to NY for the artist.  The Homecoming Celebration runs for seven months--from September, the month of Bearden’s birth, to March, the month of his death.

Romare Bearden (1911-1988), an American artist of African-American heritage, incorporated into his works of art a rich montage of influences from American, African, Asian and European art and culture. He was widely recognized as a master collagist, scholar, writer, jazz aficionado, and a socially and culturally engaged humanist. 

The Homecoming Celebration was conceived of and organized by the Romare Bearden Foundation, a nonprofit charitable organization established by the artist's estate, as a way to engage all of New York in recognizing Bearden's extraordinary artistic contributions to this city and to American and world art.

For more information on the artist, the Foundation, and the Celebration, please visit or call the Foundation at 212-924-0455

Present your Metrocard at Romare Bearden Homecoming Programs and Events to receive a 10% discount and/or 2 for 1 Admission at selected participating institutions located in each NYC borough.

*The highly acclaimed exhibition, The Art of Romare Bearden, was organized by the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC.


Romare Bearden
Homecoming Celebration Event Schedule

:: September/October 2004

:: November 2004

:: December 2004

:: January 2005

:: February 2005

:: March 2005