The Harlem Renaissance and Transatlantic Modernism

The Harlem Renaissance and Transatlantic Modernism

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Explore the dynamic and influential relationship between the Harlem Renaissance and transatlantic modernism. This groundbreaking volume delves into the global impact of Black creativity, highlighting its roots in the New Negro theories and aesthetics popularized by influential figures such as Alain Locke, W. E. B. Du Bois, Langston Hughes, and Zora Neale Hurston. From renowned artists like Aaron Douglas, Charles Henry Alston, Augusta Savage, and William H. Johnson to lesser-known contributors like Laura Wheeler Waring and Samuel Joseph Brown, Jr., the fusion of European avant-garde styles with African sculptures and folk art is examined in depth. Additionally, the works of New Negro artists active abroad are presented alongside those of their European and international African diasporan counterparts, offering a unique perspective on the global conversations surrounding art, race, and identity during the modernist era. Don't miss this reimagining of the Harlem Renaissance as a crucial part of twentieth-century modernism.

Authored by Denise Murrell 


332 pages 

Measurements: 9.5 x 11.25 inches

Published by The Metropolitan Museum of Art/Distributed by Yale University Press