The Harlem Renaissance - 100 Years of Art


The Harlem Renaissance took root in the years after World War One, bloomed into the mid-1930s and influenced the world for decades afterward. Its writers, artists, musicians, photographers, poets and scholars galvanized each other and made Harlem the epicenter of a cultural/social/artistic explosion that has reverberated through history and left a formidable and continuing cultural legacy.

On the centennial commemoration of the Harlem Renaissance, we envision the Arches of Harlem as a symbolic and actual stage on which multiple artists create, co-create and cross-pollinate in multi-dimensional ways: visual, aural, sensorial--using modern digital technologies.