This spotlight exhibition features fifteen works by Harlem Renaissance artist Aaron Douglas, who taught at Fisk University and lived in Nashville from 1939 until his death in 1979. Comprised of delicate impressionistic watercolors, sketches, and paintings of the Fisk campus, and intimate still lifes and landscapes, the collection shows the modern master’s breadth and capacity for poetic nuance. Laverne Daniels accumulated this remarkable collection during the 1970s. The exhibition was accompanied by gallery guide, with an essay by Kinshasha Conwill, former director of the Studio Museum of Harlem.

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