2nd Floor, American Art Gallery
Joseph Stella’s machine-age masterpiece, The Voice of the City of New York Interpreted, 1920-22, has been reinstalled with an all-new selection of painting and sculpture of the 1920s and 30s. The installation highlights Art Deco, abstraction and the machine aesthetic, and features a new long-term installation on the Harlem Renaissance. The first major African-American art movement in the United States, the Harlem Renaissance created an entirely new black cultural identity. Leading figures of the Harlem art community are highlighted, with works by Augusta Savage, Charles Alston, Jacob Lawrence and William H. Johnson among others.