On Wednesday, September 13, the UVA Library will open the exhibition Their World As Big As They Made It: Looking Back at the Harlem Renaissance in the Main Gallery of the Small Special Collections Library.
One hundred years ago, the artistic and political revolutions of the Harlem Renaissance were in full swing. The unmistakable sounds, images, words, and conventions of the era indelibly shaped American culture.
Featuring the visionary works of writers, artists, and thinkers of the Harlem Renaissance, this exhibition examines the creative and intellectual pursuits that defined Black American identity and political consciousness. The Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library is fortunate to hold a wide selection of influential books, magazines, illustrations, and manuscripts by these Harlem Renaissance creators.
On view through June 22, 2024.