12/06/2012 08:17 am ET Updated Feb 05, 2013

Friends Of Famed Harlem Artist Romare Bearden Want Him To Get A Room

Romare Bearden is one of, if not the greatest, American visual artist of the 20th Century and should be celebrated as such.

That's the message Russell Goings and several literary and academic powerhouses delivered to an enthusiastic crowd at the 92nd Street Y this week, asking the packed house to help secure a "Bearden Room" in the Metropolitan Museum of Art or other prominent facility where the late artist's works can remain on permanent display.

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