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AAS/ARTHIST 389 Art of the Harlem Renaissance: Home

Explore the Harlem Renaissance (ca. 1920-1935), also known as the New Negro period, when African, African American, and African Diaspora subject matter and artists emerged embodying an new aesthetic and a new area of interest in modern culture.

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Oxford Art Online (incl. Grove Art)
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REF N40 .S78 1997 St. James Guide to Black Artists 

REF N6536 .W56 1999 V.1-3 Who Was Who in American Art, 1564-1975, 3 vols.

N6538 .N5 L38 2003 African American Art and Artists, Lewis, S.
N6538 .N5 P69 1997 Black art and culture in the 20th century  Richard J. Powell
N6538 .N5 D74 Two centuries of Black American art David C. Driskell Leonard Simon
N6538 .N5 H286 1987 Harlem renaissance : art of black America David C. Driskell ; David L. Lewis
N6538 .N5 B38 1993 History of African American Artists, Bearden, R. and Henderson, H. A



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