Black History Month: Harlem Renaissance and the Art of Collage
February 27, 2021 · 1:30 pm EST · virtual
Humanities Council; Arts Council of Princeton
At the turn of the 20th century, the Great Migration saw Black Americans leaving the segregated Jim Crow South for northern cities. Harlem, a neighborhood in upper Manhattan, quickly became the epicenter of a vibrant community, drawing over 175,000 Black Americans from southern states. Some of the greatest minds in poetry, art, and theater lived within this 3 square mile area giving rise to The Harlem Renaissance. One of these artists, Romare Bearden, worked in many types of media but was known for his amazingly powerful collages.
Local artist Kenneth Lewis Jr. will explore the Harlem Renaissance and the powerful collage work of Romare Bearden. Using basic supplies from home, participants can take part in the virtual worksop celebrating the art, history, and the possibilities of this exciting form of creative self-expression.
The Arts Council of Princeton’s Black History Month 2021 public programming is sponsored by the Humanities Council.