I, Too, Sing America:
The Harlem Renaissance at 100

TO UNIFY THE GREATER COLUMBUS COMMUNITY THROUGH THE HISTORY, HERITAGE AND GLOBAL INFLUENCE OF THE HARLEM RENAISSANCE.

EDUCATE AND BUILD AWARENESS AROUND THE HISTORY OF THE HARLEM RENAISSANCE AND ITS CONNECTION TO COLUMBUS.

I, Too, Sing America will feature rare exhibits from the Harlem Renaissance era, forums on the impact of the Harlem Renaissance, as well as performances and exhibitions from Harlem’s artists of today and yesterday. Columbus has a rich history of art that goes back beyond the Harlem Renaissance. Neighborhoods such as the historic Bronzeville neighborhood have direct connections with the Harlem Renaissance. Our goal is to educate our audiences about the rich history of African American art from Columbus and the impact our artists have had on the world.
School’s Out, 1936 Oil on canvas, 30 x 36 1/8 in. Smithsonian Museum of American Art
Group photo

EXPOSE COLUMBUS, OHIO TO THE WEALTH OF COLUMBUS BASED AFRICAN AMERICAN ARTISTS.

Throughout this year-long celebration, there will be many opportunities for our audiences to be exposed to the wealth of talent arising from our communities. We will utilize social media, web, print, television, radio, and events to showcase those artists and creatives who have shaped and continue to shape artistic culture in Columbus.

CREATE PLATFORMS FOR VARIOUS FORMS OF ARTISTIC EXPRESSION FROM COLUMBUS BASED AFRICAN AMERICAN ARTISTS.

Creativity spans across multiple platforms not just visual arts. Our plan is to incorporate artistic expression in as many forms as possible throughout the campaign. Cross collaborative events, live performances, and programming will help provide African American creatives the opportunity to showcase their talents including visual arts, performing arts, music, fashion, film, poetry, dance, and more.

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The Harlem Renaissance campaign will feature community programming in the fields of: visual arts, music, written & spoken word, performing arts, film/video, and other engaging events.

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Upcoming Events

Celebrate and Support the Columbus’ Local Black Arts Community as we Recognize Revive the Spirit of The Harlem Renaissance.

See the first event of the month for the next 3 months below.

may

01mayallday31Columbus Artist Exhibition in Harlem

june

02jun4:00 pm11:00 pmSummer 614

july

01julalldayColumbus Black International Film Festival

Be sure to check out the event page if you want to see all of the upcoming events for each month.