Presented by: The Wallach Art Gallery
Date(s): Sunday, August 23, 2020 -Time: TBD
In celebration of the Harlem Renaissance centennial, the second iteration of the Wallach Art Gallery’s Uptown triennial, Uptown 2020, will present works by contemporary artists who have been inspired by this important expression of modernism. Contemporary works will be exhibited alongside several historical works.
Several exemplary objects from the Harlem Renaissance will make up the historical component of the Uptown 2020 exhibition including: Alain Locke’s seminal publication of The New Negro; an early edition of God’s Trombones: Seven Negro Sermons in Verse by James Weldon Johnson and illustrated by Aaron Douglas; Harlem Hospital WPA murals by Charles Alston, Alfred Crimi, Vertis Hayes, and Georgette Seabrooke; a sculpture by Augusta Savage, and a photograph by James Van Der Zee. The rise of jazz music during the era of the Harlem Renaissance will be explored via a tableau of sound recordings, photographs, and a set model by Joseph Urban for the 1929 Ziegfeld Theatre production of Show Girl featuring Duke Ellington and his Cotton Club Orchestra. This event is free and open to the public.
For more information, please visit: https://wallach.columbia.edu/exhibitions/uptown-2020