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Time Period >>  80s Charlotte  1980 - 1989
Historical Event >>  Artist Comes Home  October 12, 1980

The man born at his great-grandfather's home near 2nd and Graham streets returns to the Queen City. Romare Bearden is now a nationally acclaimed artist who creates works of art from small pieces of glass, ceramic or paper in a method called "collage." Bearden's works have hung in New York's finest museums and galleries. Today, Bearden's one-man show opens at Charlotte's Mint Museum of Art.

Romare Bearden
Romare Bearden

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