Free Virtual Workshop:
Harlem Renaissance & the Art of Collage
Saturday, Feb 27 | 1:30pm
At the turn of the 20th century, the Great Migration saw Black Americans leaving the segregated Jim Crow South for northern cities. Harlem, a neighborhood in upper Manhattan, quickly became the epicenter of a vibrant community, drawing over 175,000 Black Americans from southern states. Some of the greatest minds in poetry, art, and theater lived within this 3 square mile area giving rise to The Harlem Renaissance. One of these artists, Romare Bearden, worked in many types of media but was known for his amazingly powerful collages.
Join local artist Kenneth Lewis Sr. in an exploration of the Harlem Renaissance and the collage work of Romare Bearden. Using basic supplies found around the home, learn how to utilize the power of collage as an art form! All ages are invited to join this special hands-on celebration of art, history, and the possibilities of this exciting form of creative self-expression.
Magazines, newspapers, or other printed paper
Cardboard or mat board (any size) for base
Glue (glue stick, Elmers, or rubber cement)
Legends of the Arts: A Black History Month Exhibit
On view: February 6 – March 6
Take a stroll through decades of culture and excellence related to some of the most notable individuals in American history. Legendary figures such as poet and author Langston Hughes, actor and singer Paul Robeson, and the timeless, regal Motown singing sensations known as The Supremes will be featured, to name just a few. View riveting photographs of Lena Horne, the first black woman signed to a long-term Hollywood movie contract known for her stunning beauty and effortless grace. We encourage and invite all ages to view this display as we recognize the impact and influence of African-American culture throughout history.
Learn more and view gallery hours here.
“UNTITLED 2017 (FEAR EATS THE SOUL) (WHITE FLAG)”
by Rirkrit Tiravanija
Public Art Installation
1/18 through 2/28
The latest in the ACP’s public art presence, UNTITLED 2017 (FEAR EATS THE SOUL) (WHITE FLAG) is a black and white adaptation of the American flag, superimposed by the words “FEAR EATS THE SOUL”. Conceived in response to unrest in our political climate, there is equal – if not more – urgency to present Tiravanija’s flag to inspire a sense of community and togetherness resonating in the ever-present issue of racism and prejudice. Tiravanija’s piece, on loan from the artist, will be visible from the street, installed on the roof of the Arts Council’s Paul Robeson Center for the Arts through 2/28/2021. Learn more.