Romare Bearden first came to public attention in the 1960s as one of a group of artists inspired by the civil rights movement. The National Gallery of Art now recognizes him as one of America’s greatest and most innovative artists in its first major exbibit of an African American artist. Diane and her guests talk about the ideas and places that influenced the diversity of his work.


  • Ruth Fine Curator of the "The Art of Romare Bearden" and of Special Projects in Modern Art at the National Gallery of Art.
  • Sam Gilliam An artist who lives in Washington, D.C.
  • Gwen Everett Adjunct professor of 20th Century and African American Art at Howard University and the Corcoran Collage of Art.

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