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  • Exhibition Opening Reception: The Harmon and Harriet Kelley Collection of African-American Art: Works on Paper

    September 15
    September 15

    Friday, September 15, 2017
    Reception | 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. 
    Remarks | 6:00 p.m.

    Advance reservations required by 5:00 p.m. on September 14, 2017.

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    See nearly 70 watercolors, prints and drawings by leading African-American artists of the 20th century. Curated from one of the nation’s most celebrated private collections of African-American art, this special exhibition features works by such luminaries as Henry Ossawa Tanner, Romare Bearden, Elizabeth Catlett, and Jacob Lawrence.

    The early 20th century saw an exodus of African-Americans from the rural, agricultural South to the urban, industrial North. This great migration impacted every aspect of American culture. In New York City it led to a revitalization of music, literature, and art that has been referred to as the Harlem Renaissance. The works in this exhibition chronicle African-American life during this period and trace the lasting impact the artistic contributions of Black Americans of the time have had on American culture.


    The exhibition was organized by Landau Traveling Exhibitions, Los Angeles, CA. This exhibition is made possible by Corning Incorporated – Office of Global Diversity & Inclusion.


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