Harlem on my Mind: Cultural Capital of Black America 1900-1968

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Lesson Planned


Artist: Allon Schoener

Year: 1900-1968

Date of Action: August 2021

Region: North America

Location: Metropolitan museum of Art

Subject: Political/Economic/Social Opinion


Confronting Bodies:

Description of Artwork: "“He had been blindsided by the attacks. “Harlem on My Mind” was supposed to be an instrument for healing discord, not for causing it. It was supposed to bring black America into a museum that had long shut it out. But the Met had chosen an odd, arm’s-length approach.”

The Incident: Protest

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Source: https://www.nytimes.com/2015/08/20/arts/design/what-i-learned-from-a-disgraced-art-show-on-harlem.html