Learn about the Harlem Renaissance with IPR's Music Director Amanda Sewell

Aug 29, 2019

William Johnson, Street Musicians
Credit Smithsonian American Art Museum

Join Interlochen Public Radio's Music Director Amanda Sewell at Crooked Tree Arts Center in Petoskey for a talk about music and art during the Harlem Renaissance. Sewell will be speaking during the Coffee at Ten series on Tuesday, September 10 at 10 a.m. Admission is free. Click here for more information about the event.

Talk summary

During the 1920s and 1930s, African American artists, musicians, and writers were at the center of a cultural movement called the Harlem Renaissance that focused on their unique perspectives and expressions. This talk will give the historical and cultural context for the Harlem Renaissance, followed by a look at several works of art and pieces of music. Attendees will see art by Augusta Savage, Archibald Motley, and William Johnson and hear music by Duke Ellington, William Grant Still, and Florence Price, among others.