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Schomburg Collects WPA Artists 1935-1943


September 6th, 2013 - January 4th, 2014

Sunday Promenade by Hale WoodruffSunday Promenade by Hale WoodruffSchomburg Collects WPA Artists 1935 - 1943 highlights the work of visual, literary, and performing black artists. It presents founder Arturo Schomburg's commitment to establish and preserve a black art collection as well as the artists’ responses to America's racial climate.  Schomburg Collects will feature works by Hale Woodruff, Augusta Savage, Beauford Delaney, James Van Der Zee, Richard Wright, Bob Blackburn, Addison Scurlock, Zora Neal Hurston, Paul Robeson, Billie Holiday, and Dorothy West.