Exhibition

Augusta Savage: Renaissance Woman

3 May 2019 – 28 Jul 2019

Regular hours

Friday
10:00 – 20:00
Saturday
10:00 – 18:00
Sunday
11:00 – 17:00
Tuesday
10:00 – 18:00
Wednesday
10:00 – 18:00
Thursday
10:00 – 18:00

New York Historical Society

New York
New York, United States

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Artist Augusta Savage (1892–1962) overcame poverty, racism, and sexual discrimination to become one of America’s most influential 20th-century artists. Her sculptures celebrate African American culture, and her work as an arts educator, activist, and Harlem Renaissance leader catalyzed social change. This exhibition explores Savage’s lasting legacy through her own work and that of the younger artists she inspired, including Jacob Lawrence (1917–2000), Gwendolyn Knight (1913–2005), and Norman Lewis (1901–1979). Through more than 50 works of art and archival materials, it illuminates Savage’s artistic vision, as well as her profound impact on her students and her community. 

Exhibiting artists

Augusta Savage

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