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Burroughs Dinner & Lecture | The Long Harlem Renaissance

  • 9 Apr 2020
  • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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Thursday, April 9, 2020
American Aesthetic: The Clyde Burroughs Dinner/Lecture Series
The Long Harlem Renaissance
Speaker Jacqueline Francis, Ph.D., Associate Professor and Chair, Graduate Program in Visual and Critical Studies, California College

Dinner & Lecture
Members $50
Non-Members $65
Deadline for dinner registration is Monday, April 7, to accommodate catering.

Lecture only
Members / Students $15
Non-members $20

6:00 pm Cocktail hour
7:00 pm  Dinner
8:00 pm Lecture

Strictly speaking, writers were the stars of the Harlem Renaissance of the 1920s. Yet while that literary movement slowed with the stock market crash of 1929 and suffered during the crisis of the Great Depression, visual artists’ fortunes improved during the interwar period and afterward. This lecture is a discussion of a “long” Harlem Renaissance, fueled by artists’ and other cultural workers’ interventions, private philanthropies, and the Federal Art Project of the Works Projects Administration. 

Image: William H. Johnson, Café, 1939-1940. Painting, oil on paperboard. 36 ½ in. 28 ⅜ in. Collection of the Smithsonian American Art Museum. 

The Scarab Club is supported in part by awards from the Kresge Foundation, Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs, Fred A. and Barbara M. Erb Family Foundation and the National  Endowment for the Arts.

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