Even prior to her involvement with the Metropolitan Museum of Art, curator Denise Murrell had been envisioning an exhibition that would honor the Harlem Renaissance.
The concept of “Harlem Renaissance” conjures images of generational wealth, style, the arts, philanthropy, and more centered in Harlem, a refined lifestyle passed down through the ages.
Aaron Douglas. May 26, 1899 – February 2, 1979, was a Harlem-based painter, illustrator, and visual arts educator working during the Harlem Renaissance.
At the recent launch of American Girl’s new historical character Claudie Wells, Harlem School of the Arts (HSA) was a welcomed special guest.
Gerri Major, 1894–1984, was an African-American woman who lived in Harlem during a career that stretched from the 1920s through the 1970s.
Anna Mae Winburn, August 13, 1913 – September 30, 1999, was an influential Harlem Renannance vocalist, and jazz band director a diva during the mid-1930s.
Having been on pause since the pandemic, Liz Player (Founding Executive and Artistic Director, Harlem Chamber Players) is pleased to announce the rare NYC performance.
Enjoy the gorgeous, fully renovated former home of a noted Harlem Renaissance figure.
Dorothy West, June 2, 1907 – August 16, 1998, a storyteller and short story writer during the time of the Harlem Renaissance who lived in Harlem, New York.
Florence Mills, born Florence Winfrey; January 25, 1896 – November 1, 1927, this Harlem resident was billed as the “Queen of Happiness”, billed as a cabaret singer, dancer, and comedian – becoming the world first it girl!
The fall sale of African American Art is at Swann Galleries Thursday, October 7, 2021, with market—and house—favorites returning to the auction.
Harlemite Taylor Emmanuel Gordon was born in 1893 – 1971, was a musician and singer.
In New York City, at the turn of the century from around 1910 up until 1935, the Harlem neighborhood had developed into something of a black cultural mecca.
Harlem is certainly the place to go if you enjoy listening to new music, literature, dance, and art.
When the philosopher Alain Leroy Locke edited the Harlem issue of the Survey Graphic that appeared on March 1, 1925, he infused the literary awakening of the 1920s now called the Harlem Renaissance.