ArtScapades Presents: The Great Art Migration: From the South to Harlem

February 2, 2021
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The next installment of the New Canaan Library’s ArtScapades lecture series will feature a webinar examining the geographical shift of African American art within the United States.

The program, “The Great Art Migration: From the South to Harlem” is scheduled for Monday, February 8th at 7 p.m. 

People interested in participating in the lecture can register here.

Presenters Robin Hoffman and Jodi Stiffelman will examine the paintings of African American artists Horace Pippin, Laura Wheeler Waring, Aaron Douglas, and Archibald John Motley, who created works in the early 20th century that depicted slavery, racism, and the role of African American soldiers who fought during World War I.

All four artists were also influential in Black artists leaving the deep South and migrating to Harlem to showcase their works.