Hundreds Enjoy Romare Bearden Exhibition at the Museum of the African Diaspora

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SAN FRANCISCO, CA.- The Museum of the African Diaspora’s latest exhibition, a celebration of the work of Romare Bearden — one of the most talented and original visual artists of the twentieth century — drew nearly 400 guests to a jam-packed opening night reception Friday, May 6, where art lovers and celebrities enjoyed some of Bearden’s greatest work in a festive environment of wine, hors d’oeuvres and music provided by the Jazzschool in Berkeley. The free opening-night event at MoAD introduced “From Process to Print: Graphic Works by Romare Bearden,” a traveling exhibition that is part of a national centennial celebration of Bearden, an American artist of African American heritage. The evening buzzed with guests like U.S. Representative Barbara Lee (D-CA), actor Delroy Lindo and artist Richard Mayhew. Baritone Lawrence Beamen, a 2009 finalist on “America’s Got Talent” was also among the Bearden admir