Aaron Douglas1899-1979

Spencer Museum of Art - University of Kansas
Lawrence, KS

$7,000 toward a documentary video about the artist’s murals that will accompany an exhibition on the painter with accompanying catalogue, organized by museum curator Susan Earle. A native of Topeka, Kansas, Douglas was a socially conscious artist who contributed to the visual legacy of the Harlem Renaissance through his paintings, murals, prints and illustrations for progressive journals and books. He played a pivotal role in the shifting attitudes of African-American artists in New York who explored and celebrated their African heritage in their artwork.