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Macy's Celebrates Romare Bearden's Centennial Birthday

The Lamp, Romare Bearden
I come from a family of artists and I am overjoyed to see that my daughter has embraced the arts, naturally.

Macy's at Lenox Square as a part of their Black History Month activities is commemorating what would be the 100th Birthday of Romare Bearden with a satellite exhibition. Running in Atlanta from 2/9 - 2/12, 2012, it features watercolors, prints, oil on paper and dramatic black and white photostats that date from 1964 to 1984 when Romare Bearden was at the peak of his artistic power. In addition to works on loan from the Romare Bearden Foundation are new works by artists inspired and influenced by his life and legacy.

Romare Bearden is recognized as one of the most creative and original visual artists of the 20th century. He had a prolific and distinguished career. His life and art are marked by exceptional talent in a broad range of intellectual and scholarly interests, including music, performing arts, history, literature and world art.

My personal study of this man is one that reveals an artist who was incredibly industrious for the age and time in which he lived and the particularly, the age that he was when he began his career. Being in New York viewing Romare Bearden's works was easy, but never anything I've taken for granted, now a slice of his genius is available in Atlanta. To learn more about this amazing man, visit the Romare Bearden Foundation, one of the oldest foundations established by an African American visual artist.

Disclosure: I attend a preview showing of Romare Bearden's work at Macy's at Lenox Square Mall and received compensation for writing this post, but the opinions and attitudes expressed within are wholly my own.

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