Calendar of Events Celebrating Harlem Renaissance 100 #HarlemRen100

Black Citizenship in the Age of Jim Crow

October 17, 2018–March 3, 2019
New York Historical Society
Opening to mark the 150th anniversary of the ratification of the Fourteenth Amendment, the exhibition is organized chronologically from the end of the Civil War to the end of World War I and highlights the central role played by African Americans in advocating for their rights. It also examines the depth and breadth of opposition to black advancement

Sugar Hill Songbook: Select Work by Faith Ringgold

October 18, 2018–March 31, 2019
Sugar Hill Children’s Museum of Art & Storytelling
The exhibition showcases work attesting to Ringgold’s relationship with jazz, while also framing her longstanding commitment to social and political activism.

Exhibition: Betye Saar – Keepin’ It Clean

January 12–May 27, 2019
New York Historical Society
Contemporary artist Betye Saar has shaped the development of assemblage art in the United States, particularly as a device to illuminate social and political concerns. A key figure in the Black Arts Movement and the feminist art movement of the 1960-70s, Saar’s distinct vision harmonizes the personal and the political. Over the years, Saar has transformed the representation of African Americans in American culture by recycling and reclaiming derogatory images such as Aunt Jemimas, Uncle Toms, sambos, and mammies to confront the continued racism in American society and create representations of strength and perseverance.

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