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BLACK WOMEN ARTISTS OF THE HAARLEM RENAISSANCE
July 20, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Join London Drawing Group’s Luisa Maria MacCormack for our Feminist Leture series dedicated to celebrating the lives and work of Women of Colour in Art History!
This session is part of our BLACK ARTISTS MATTER summer programme! 20% of all these sessions will be donated to the Stephen Lawrence Trust, which aims to combat racism and fights for equality in our community.
This is a Donation based class, to make sure we can reach everybody who might be struggling during CV-19. Suggested donation is £8, and we trust that if you can afford it, you will! Your continued support allows us to reach people who are having a really rough time right now, and hopefully these sessions will help us all keep calm and stay creative as we move into the next phase of lockdown.
For the second session in our BLACK ARTISTS MATTER series this session will explore the work of the Black Woman Artists of The Harlem Renaissance!
The Harlem Renaissance was an African American cultural movement of the 1920s and 30s in Haarlem New York City. A social and artistic explosion of literary, artistic and musical genius, this era is considered a golden age in African American culture.
However, as with so many artistic movements, the majority of it’s most famous participants are men.
This session will introduce students to the lives and works of the incredible Black Women Artists of the Haarlem Renaissance, contextualising their lives and works with the ongoing struggle for African American rights in the Jim Crow Era of America.
In this session we will explore the works of icons of African American Art such as Augusta Savage, Meta Vaux Warrick Fuller, Alma Thomas, Laura Wheeler Waring and Gwendolyn Knight, offering students the opportunity to discuss and engage with the works of these unsung heroines of Art History.