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Augusta Savage: Renaissance Woman

07/28/19

New-York Historical Society

170 Central Park West Map

212-873-3400


28-07-2019 12:00:00 28-07-2019 12:00:00 America/New_York Augusta Savage: Renaissance Woman Artist Augusta Savage (1892–1962) overcame poverty, racism, and sexual discrimination to become one of America's most influential 20th-century artists. Her sculptures celebrate African American culture, and her work as an arts educator, activist, and Harlem Renaissance leader catalyzed social change. This exhibition explores Savage's lasting legacy through her own work and that of the younger artists she inspired, including Jacob Lawrence (1917–2000), Gwendolyn Knight (1913–2005), and Norman Lewis (1901–1979). Through more than 50 works of art and archival materials, it illuminates Savage's artistic vision, as well as her profound impact on her students and her community. Organized by the Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens and coordinated at New-York Historical by Wendy N. E. Ikemoto, associate curator of American art. http://www.cityguideny.com/eventinfo.cfm?id=349589 New-York Historical Society New-York Historical Society
Artist Augusta Savage (1892–1962) overcame poverty, racism, and sexual discrimination to become one of America's most influential 20th-century artists. Her sculptures celebrate African American culture, and her work as an arts educator, activist, and Harlem Renaissance leader catalyzed social change. This exhibition explores Savage's lasting legacy through her own work and that of the younger artists she inspired, including Jacob Lawrence (1917–2000), Gwendolyn Knight (1913–2005), and Norman Lewis (1901–1979). Through more than 50 works of art and archival materials, it illuminates Savage's artistic vision, as well as her profound impact on her students and her community. Organized by the Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens and coordinated at New-York Historical by Wendy N. E. Ikemoto, associate curator of American art.

Venue Description: A trip to New York wouldn’t be complete without a visit to the New-York Historical Society with four centuries of history and art – plus the only Children’s History Museum in the area. It hits the spot for anyone craving an offbeat (and often surprising) bite of the city’s culture easily digested in an hour or two. Quirky, smart, immersive and across the street from beautiful Central Park, it offers a rich taste of the city.

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