This exhibition celebrates the influence of Aaron Douglas on the art of Nashville and the nation, as seen in works by present and former faculty members of the Fisk University Art Department.

Douglas is internationally recognized as the foremost visual artist of the Harlem Renaissance. His paintings, murals, and illustrations capture the dynamic spirit of the period in the 1920s and early 30s when artists, writers, and musicians in Harlem were creatively expressing their visions of racial identity and the future of African Americans. The retrospective of Douglas’s work from this period and beyond, Aaron Douglas: African American Modernist, organized by the Spencer Museum of Art at the University of Kansas

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