Art Appreciation class Harlem Renaissance

Online Art Appreciation: The Harlem Renaissance

From the 1910s to the 1930s, a cultural renaissance in art, music, and literature flourished in Harlem. In Art Appreciation: Harlem Renaissance, we’ll discover how and why Black artists moved from classical styles like landscape to more Afrocentric work, and how these artists used their unique voices to depict their experiences and create a revolution in art.

This eight-week class begins on February 22nd, and will meet online via Zoom on Monday from 3:30 to 4:30 PM. Each week, we’ll explore and analyze the work of a new artist and discover how they contributed to the Harlem Renaissance. Some of the artists studied will include sculptor Augusta Savage, painter Romare Beardon, painter Jacob Lawrence, illustrator and painter Aaron Douglas, designer and painter Lois Malio Jones, photographer James Van Der Zee, and sculptor Meta Vaux Warrick Fuller.

Taught by artist and art historian Molly Rowland, the class will examine the way that the visual artists of the Harlem Renaissance, along with literary and performing artists, created the first Afrocentric cultural movement.

No previous art history experience is required. Expand your horizons and learn something new – easily and safely via Zoom! Art Appreciation: Harlem Renaissance begins on February 22nd. Register today!

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