Harlem Renaissance

A blossoming of African-American culture in the arts, centered in Harlem in New York City and lasting roughly from the 1910s through the mid-1930s.  The Harlem Renaissance embraced literature, music, theater, dance and the visual arts, and encouraged African-Americans to celebrate their heritage.  At the time it was known as the “New Negro Movement” (and only later as the Harlem Renaissance).  Visual artists associated with the Harlem Renaissance include painters Aaron Douglas and Jacob Lawrence, photographer James Van Der Zee,  and sculptors Augusta Savage and Richmond Barthé.  Web resource here.

Augusta Savage (1892-1962). Photo: Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.