A Writers’ Celebration of Romare Bearden

Romare Bearden. (Photo courtesy of the Romare Bearden Foundation)

Tadias Magazine
Events News

Published: Monday, December 3, 2012

New York (TADIAS) – Earlier this year, as part of Black History Month — and in conjunction with displays of his paintings at Macy’s stores nationwide, including works owned by Alitash Kebede Gallery — we had highlighted the distinguished African American artist and writer Romare Bearden.

The Poetry Center in New York now invites creative writers to speak about what Bearden’s life and art has meant to them. An announcement of the event highlights Playwright August Wilson’s praise of Romare Bearden for his celebration of “black life presented on its own terms, on a grand and epic scale, with all its richness and fullness, in a language that was vibrant.”

According to organizers, the tribute this evening at 92nd Street Y also features a special showing of Bearden’s artwork.

The event is a collaboration with the Romare Bearden Foundation, the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture and The West Chester University Poetry Center.

If You Go:
Monday, December 3 at 8:00 pm
92nd Street Y
1395 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY 10128
Tickets: $24-$42
Call 212-415-5500 to order
Click here to buy tickets

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