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The Art of Romare Bearden

"Romare Bearden's art captures the diversity and richness of his life. With roots in North Carolina, Bearden migrated north at an early age, living in industrial Pittsburgh, vibrant Harlem, and, later in his life, on the Caribbean island of Saint Martin. These four locales and his memories of their people, music, colors, and stories form the basis of Bearden's collages and paintings. This film, narrated by Morgan Freeman with readings by Danny Glover, traces the artist's career using new and archival footage to demonstrate the artistic impact of Bearden's memories and art-historical models."  (Source National Gallery of Art)