Carnival of Swing: Uncovering an Historic Jazz Concert at Randall’s Island Stadium, 1938

In the process of assembling the Otto F. Hess Photographs collection, I came across unique photographs of an historic New York City concert. As I put photos into folders sorted by artists’ names, I noticed pictures of many different groups, all on an outdoor stage decorated with stars and stripes, and featuring a large banner advertising the New York City

A Student Thesis Has Become a Groundbreaking Show About How Black People Have Been Pictured Across Art History

Every student of art history will at some point come across Édouard Manet’s Olympia, a painting widely considered as a foundational work of modern art. Denise Murrell recalls the moment the lecture slide first flashed up on the screen when she was a graduate student at Columbia. “My heart started beating a little bit faster,”

1920s Harlem as a Destination

  July 29, 2018 by Stephen Robertson Summer did not just lead residents to depart Harlem for day trips and longer summer camps; it also brought visitors to the neighborhood. Some came as individuals to study or see family, friends and the city’s attractions, others as groups for large events. Evidence of the presence of