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Curator-led Tour of ‘The Harlem Renaissance and Transatlantic Modernism’

Thursday, April 4
9:00 – 10:00 AM

The Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 Fifth Avenue, NYC

Open to Supporter Members and above


Join the AFA for a curator-led tour of The Harlem Renaissance and Transatlantic Modernism with Denise Murrell, Merryl H. and James S. Tisch Curator at Large, The Metropolitan Museum of Art. 

Through 160 works, this exhibition will dive into the ways that Black artists depicted everyday life in the 1920’s-1940’s in Harlem and nationwide during this pivotal time of the Great Migration. From painting to sculpture to photography, this period has come to be recognized as a crucial component of the modern art movement and the development of the Black subject.

Featured artists include Charles Alston, Aaron Douglas, Augusta Savage, James Van Der Zee, and Laura Wheeler Waring, among others. These artists will be shown in direct juxtaposition with portrayals of international African diasporan subjects by European counterparts ranging from Henri Matisse and Edvard Munch to Germaine Casse and Ronald Moody.

The exhibition is made possible by the Ford Foundation, the Barrie A. and Deedee Wigmore Foundation, and Denise Littlefield Sobel.

Corporate sponsorship is provided by Bank of America.

Additional support is provided by the Enterprise Holdings Endowment, the Terra Foundation for American Art, the Gail and Parker Gilbert Fund, the Aaron I. Fleischman and Lin Lougheed Fund, and The International Council of The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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