Arts

Smithsonian JAM

The empty auditorium slowly filled with an eclectic mix of people that extended across the usual racial, generational, and social confines that bind society into neat divisions. As the National Museum of American History’s amphitheater became packed with jazz aficionados, members of the State Department, and multiple living legends, the imperceptible buzz of white noise …

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Harlem’s Own Essie Green Galleries: Black Master Works within Reach

In Harlem’s historic Sugar Hill district there is a wealth of black history housed in a quaint corner brownstone at 419A Convent Avenue. There you will find the renowned Essie Green Galleries, home to artworks by African American artists, such as Jacob Lawrence, Romare Bearden, Lois Mailou Jones, and Norman Lewis. Sherman Edmiston is President …

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