Friday, December 12, 2008

Harlem Renaissance: Legacy and Beyond

Bakersfield is about to discover just how beautiful black is — at Harlem Renaissance: Legacy and Beyond, an exhibit of 1920s and ’30s African-American art that opens Thursday at the Bakersfield Museum of Art.
“As far as I know this is the first major Harlem Renaissance exhibit in California,” said Charlotte Sherman, director of Heritage Gallery in Los Angeles and the exhibit’s guest curator.
Running through Feb. 15, the exhibit features 40 paintings and sculptures together with relevant books, essays and other documents representative of the movement that highlighted African-Americans’ contributions to art, music and literature.

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