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New Romare Bearden Exhibit Explores the Artist’s Social Activism, Pittsburgh Connections

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Romare Bearden (right) discussing his painting "Cotton Workers" with Pvt. Charles H. Alston, his first art teacher and cousin, in 1944.

Many consider Romare Bearden among the most important American artists of the 20th century. WESA’s Bill O’Driscoll says a new exhibit explores Bearden’s social activism and touches on his Pittsburgh connections.

Read the full story at: https://www.wesa.fm/arts-sports-culture/2022-04-29/exhibit-focusing-on-artist-romare-beardens-activism-comes-to-pittsburgh

(Original air-date: 5/7/22)