Playwright August Wilson praised Romare Bearden for his celebration of "black life presented on its own terms, on a grand and epic scale, with all its richness and fullness, in a language that was vibrant and which, made attendant to everyday life, ennobled it, affirmed its value, and exalted its presence." Creative writers—including Elizabeth Alexander, John Edgar Wideman, Russell Goings and Stanley Crouch—speak about what Bearden's life and art has meant to them.
92Y needs your help
Many of you have asked how you can help 92Y as we face tremendous financial losses due to COVID-19. You can help sustain our beloved institution and support the creation of new, online programming that will bring comfort and inspiration to our community. Thank you.