The Arts of Harlem

The Rise of Creativity in Harlem

Featured Artist

Aaron Douglas

Aaron Douglas is the artist responsible for "Aspects of Negro Life." These murals feature the journey African Americans have taken from Africa to slavery to freedom. Douglas's art perfectly embodies the idea of the "New Negro." He has provided designs and illustrations for many publications.

Harlem: The City of Art

Without Judgement

Here, in Harlem, the people have a place to express themselves and their ideas freely. Here their opinions are heard. The art they create shows their opinions. It shows their views of the world and themselves.