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Friday, August 30, 2013


The Romare Bearden Park will be opening with a Grand Opening ceremony at 4 p.m. Friday, August 30th, 2013 at the park at 300 S. Church Street, Charlotte, NC  282802. 

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Click HERE FOR A MAP showing the downtown park location and parking locations.

Click HERE FOR A COMPLETE LIST OF EVENTS beginning Friday at 4 p.m. and continuing through the weekend.  

It includes opening ceremonies, live music, fitness instruction, free admission and Romare Bearden-focused tours at the Mint Museum Uptown (shown as “Bechtler/Knight/Mint/Duke Center” on the map, across from the Gantt Center.  Each are two blocks south of the new park) at special times, puppet shows and other events.

HERE IS AN EXCELLENT BLOG POST already written with collected history and images of Romare Bearden, artist born in Charlotte, who studied abroad and lived much of his life in Harlem, NY.  His work is widely celebrated and he is known in our city as Charlotte’s native son.

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