Sandwiched In with Dennis Raverty - African American Art from the Jazz Age

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Join award-winning teacher and art historian Dennis Raverty as he examines when Harlem Was Hot: African American Art in the Jazz Age. Although the music and literature of the Harlem Renaissance of the 1920s and 1930s is well known, the visual art associated with the "New Negro" movement (what black artists of the period called it) is not nearly as familiar to us today. Yet the work of these artists was actually more in touch with contemporaneous European Modernism than many of the more conservative white painters of the New York art establishment (there was a community of African American artists living in Paris at the time). This program is part of the Library's celebration of Black History Month.

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