Harlem Renaissance

The Arlington Museum of Art is proud to present its summer exhibition Harlem Renaissance: A Celebration of Art & Culture. The exhibit will feature selected paintings from a private local collector and will include pieces from artists such as Jacob Lawrence, Charles White, and Aaron Douglas and sculptures from Richmond Barthé. The exhibit will be held in conjunction with a show curated by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibits Service (SITES), William H. Johnson: An American Modern and together will be one of the largest collections of work by African-American artists shown in North Texas.

The focus of this exhibit is the artistic and social impact of the Harlem Renaissance movement on the American cultural community, as well as society, as a whole.  We explore the history of the Renaissance’s origins and the influence it continues to have on artists, musicians, authors, philosophers and social activists today.

In addition to the exhibits, the Museum will be hosting several supporting events that focus on the Harlem Renaissance. These include a Juneteenth celebration, a day of jazz and poetry reading, our own Night at the Apollo competition and a lecture series. Tickets for the events with admission will be made available at the door or online.  Please visit this website periodically for updated information.

Admission to the exhibit is $8 for adults; $5 for students and seniors; FREE to members and children 12 and under, with an adult. PURCHASE TICKETS BELOW

*Ticket price includes admission to both the William H. Johnson exhibit and the Harlem Renaissance exhibit.

Members Only Reception
AMA Members are invited to attend our opening reception, Friday, May 31, 2013 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.  Membership entitles you to this exclusive sneak-preview of the exhibits before they are open to the public. To become a member, please fill out the membership application found here.

Volunteering Due to the anticipated attendance at this exhibit, our need for volunteers throughout the summer will significantly increase. A minimum of four (4) volunteers during business hours is preferred.  If you are interested in volunteering, please call us at 817.275.4600, email us at amavolunteers@gmail.com, or fill out our volunteer form found here.

Purchase Exhibit Tickets You can purchase advanced tickets by debit or credit card by clicking ‘submit’.  You will be taken to Paypal where you can complete your transaction. A Paypal account is not required, look for the ‘Don’t Have a Paypal Account’ button on the payment page. Please bring your receipt with you to the exhibition, as it will serve as your entry ticket.

Exhibit Sponsors

Arthur Primas
Sharon Henderson

Mid-Cities (TX) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated
The North Texas Cluster Chapters of the Links, Incorporated

Allegra Printing, Marketing and Mail
Arlington Cultural Tourism Council
Arlington Tomorrow Foundation
Ben E. Keith
Joe & Doreen Bruner
Taeretha Croxton
Patricia Gazewood
Dennis & Barbara Hevia
Chris Hightower & DeeJay Johannessen
Martha Howell
Kathy & John Kline
Dr. Robert Knipstein
Nerwin & Martin Fine Arts
Pantego Lion’s Club
Paula & Grey Pierson
Sherwin Williams
Texas Commission on the Arts
Visual Impact
Mr. & Mrs. Tony & Avarita Williams


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