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Art Talk: Augusta Savage the Renaissance Woman

Famous Harlem Renaissance artist Augusta Savage with her sculpture entitled Realization.

Friday, February 23, 2024

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Price: Free


, NJ

Organizer:
Summit Free Public Library

Event Description

Augusta Savage overcame poverty, racism, and gender discrimination to become a luminary of the Harlem Renaissance. 

Her sculptures celebrated African American culture, and her work as an arts educator and political activist catalyzed social change. 

This talk will explore Savage's lasting legacy by examining her remarkable life and affecting works, as well as those of the younger artists she inspired.

Speaker: Janet Mandel

This program will be online only.

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