Cinque Artists Program at the Harlem School of Arts: Talk by scholar Camara Holloway

Tuesday April 16, 2019
6:00 pm-8:00 pm
Free and open to the public.

“James L. Allen: Artist-Photographer of the Harlem Renaissance”


Speaker Camara Holloway         Photographer James Allen (1907-1977)

Tuesday April 16, 2019

During the Harlem Renaissance, James Allen photographed Harlem’s luminaries and enjoyed a successful career as an award-winning artist. When the story of the Renaissance was later written, though, his name was virtually forgotten. Dr. Camara Holloway will revisit her research that recovered Allen from obscurity and discuss the landmark exhibition that restored Allen to his rightful place in the Harlem Renaissance’s art scene.

Harlem School of the Arts
645 St. Nicholas Avenue @141 st Street
New York, NY 10030
6:00 pm-8:00 pm
Free and open to the public.

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About the presenter:

Camara Holloway was the curator for the exhibition “Portraiture and the Harlem Renaissance: The Photographs of James L. Allen” shown at the Yale University Art Gallery in 1999.  Dr. Holloway is an art historian specializing in early 20th century American art with particular focus on the history of photography, race and representation, and transatlantic modernist networks.  She is recognized for her expertise on African American Art, particularly African American Photography, Critical Race Art History, and as a seasoned consultant for exhibitions, museum collections, and symposia/lectures planning.  Dr. Holloway’s research centers on modernism and photography within the circum-Atlantic world, paying special attention to the impact of race on art and aesthetics. She is presently working on a project about the impact of race on the development of modernist identity and style between the Two World Wars.

The Cinque Artist series promotes presentations from professionals, practical information, and platforms for artist to showcase their work. We encourage adult artists, students and enthusiasts to share in discussions in an intimate setting.

Topics include global travel, artist portfolios, Uptown Galleries, and more. This year the Foundation partnered with the Harlem School of the Arts to host the series.

This program is part of the centennial celebration of the Harlem Renaissance

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