Art: Vivian Schuyler Key: Artist of the Harlem Renaissance and Beyond
- Art: Vivian Schuyler Key: Artist of the Harlem Renaissance and Beyond
- Hammond's House - Atlanta
- National Black Arts Festival
Vivian Schuyler Key: Artist of the Harlem Renaissance and Beyond
NBAF partners with the Hammonds House museum to present Vivian Schuyler Key, a Harlem Renaissance artist was the first African-American fine arts graduate of the famed Pratt Institute. Key was a sculptor and painter who had established herself during the Harlem Renaissance of the 1920s, and was a mentor to many New York based artists. Artist Otto Neal, who shared a studio space with Vivian Schuyler Key for eight years in the 1970′s, credits her as a major influence on his development as an artist.
However, Vivian Schuyler Key’s place in art history is not as prominent as her male contemporaries. Well known by many as an illustrator for the CRISIS Magazine during the Harlem Renaissance, Key was one of 49 artists included in a groundbreaking 1981 exhibit, “Forever Free: Art by African-American Women, 1862-1980.”
The exhibit opened in the gallery at Illinois State University and was the first historical survey of art by African-American women.
Exhibition | June 22 – August 26
Opening Reception | Sunday, July 15, 3PM
Hammonds House Museum
503 Peeples Street Southwest, Atlanta, GA 30310
- Venue/ Promoter:
- Hammond's House