Message From The Director: Augusta Savage and the Harlem Renaissance

“I have created nothing really beautiful, really lasting, but if I can inspire one of these youngsters to develop the talent I know they possess, then my monument will be in their work.” – Augusta Savage

Augusta Savage overcame poverty, racism, and gender discrimination to become a luminary of the Harlem Renaissance. Her sculptures celebrate African American culture and her work as an arts educator and political activist catalyzed social change.  Augusta Savage was a woman ahead of her time and her story is as inspiring and relevant today as ever.

Please join us on Monday, June 17 at 7:00 PM for a talk on Augusta Savage and the Harlem Renaissance presented by Janet Mandel.  Come and explore Savage’s lasting legacy by examining her remarkable life and affecting works, as well as those of younger artists she inspired including Jacob Lawrence, Norman Lewis, and Gwendolyn Knight. This timely talk also coincides with the New York Historical Society’s exhibition,  Augusta Savage: Renaissance Woman, currently on display from May 3 to July 28.

~Amy Babcock Landry, Director 


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