Monday, October 22, 2012

New Exhibition and Book Talk Celebrate Countee Cullen

Currently on view at the Amistad Research Center is "Yet Do I Marvel: Countee Cullen and the Harlem Renaissance," a exhibition on the early twentieth century poet, his contemporaries, and the social and literary influences of the 1920s and 1930s that formed what began as "The New Negro Movement." The exhibition, which largely draws upon Cullen's personal papers and library housed at Amistad, is on display through December 20, 2012. Below are images of the exhibition.

And don't forget...please join us for an enjoyable evening on October 29 at 6:00pm when biographer Charles Molesworth shares his experiences researching and writing about Countee Cullen and his times. A reception will begin the evening, followed by a book talk by Dr. Molesworth. Copies of And Bid Him Sing: A Biography of Countee Cullen will be available for purchase and signing. More information is at Amistad's Facebook page.





The Countee Cullen exhibition also includes selections
of works from Harlem Renaissance-era artists, such as
Aaron Douglass, Malvin Gray Johnson, Gwendolyn
Bennett, and others from Amistad's Fine Arts Collection.


Posted by Christopher Harter
(Photos courtesy of the Amistad Research Center. May not be reproduced without permission.)

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Sneak Peak at the Elizabeth Catlett Exhibition

Can't wait until Friday evening to visit us for the one-night only exhibition of Elizabeth Catlett's papers and works of art? The installation of the exhibition is complete, so feel free to visit us to get a sneak peak at the exhibition! The Catlett exhibition will be on display today and tomorrow from 8:30-4:30 and all day Friday until 8:30 pm when the exhibition comes down to make room for an exhibition on Countee Cullen and the Harlem Renaissance. For those who can't make it, below are some pictures to let you know what you are missing!





Posted by Christopher Harter

(Photos courtesy of the Amistad Research Center. May not be reproduced without permission.)