The Met Announces Harlem Renaissance Exhibition for 2024
Artworks on loan from historically Black institutions will make the show one of the largest surveys of the era in nearly 40 years.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art will stage a show about the Harlem Renaissance in February, with loans from historically Black universities like Howard and Fisk. Denise Murrell, a Met curator at large, is organizing the exhibition. Murrell co-curated the acclaimed shows “The Black Model from Géricault to Matisse” at the Musée d’Orsay (2019) and “Posing Modernity: The Black Model from Manet and Matisse to Today” (2018) at Columbia University‘s Wallach Art Gallery. Among the artists in the show are Aaron Douglas, Archibald Motley, Jr., and Augusta Savage.
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