Harlem Renaissance

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    If Hyperallergic's in depth article on the Harlem Renaissance exhibition is anything to go by, Gather Out of Star-Dust is well worth venturing to the Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library at Yale University in Connecticut, even with just days to go. Featuring ephemera, maps, photographs, manuscripts and way more from a period when “African American cultural and intellectual endeavor surged into the American mainstream” according to Melissa Barton, organiser of the exhibition, this is one show bound to excite the senses and inform the mind. Images: Stephen Longstreet, illustration from his Harlem Sketchbook (1925-1939), pencil and watercolor on paper (courtesy James Weldon Johnson Memorial Collection of African American Arts and Letters, Yale Collection of American Literature); Postcard of Josephine Baker (courtesy James Weldon Johnson Memorial Collection of African American Arts and Letters, Yale Collection of American Literature); and E. Sims Campbell, “Night Club Map of Harlem” (1932), ink and watercolor on illustration board (courtesy James Weldon Johnson Memorial Collection of African American Arts and Letters, Yale Collection of American Literature).
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