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To preserve, perpetuate, and make publicly accessible the extraordinary legacy of Romare Bearden Tax ID 30-0207085


The mission builds on Bearden’s personal commitment to support the creative and educational development of young people and of talented and aspiring artists and scholars. The Foundation realizes its mission by: preserving a collection of Bearden's artworks and extensive archives of books, articles, letters, photographs and other materials; hosting, supporting and presenting scholarly and public programs, including symposia, panel presentations and school-based programs featuring Bearden's art and life; providing support for and encouragement of museum exhibitions and new scholarly research on Bearden and his contributions to twentieth-century art.                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Recognized as one of the most creative and original visual artists of the twentieth century, Romare Bearden had a prolific and distinguished career.