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The Caribbean's Cultural Influence in the Harlem Renaissance: A Day of Talks and Conversation

Explore the cultural reach of the Caribbean in the Harlem Renaissance during a day of talks and conversation inspired by our Silhouettes exhibition. Art historian Samantha Noël kicks things off with a keynote presentation about how American artists like Aaron Douglas and Josephine Baker used "tropical aesthetics" to shape the development of Black modernity. Following the talk, enjoy a reception and a panel discussion with FIU faculty that will draw connections between the broader cultural movement, the tropics, and featured works in the show, offering fresh perspectives and insights into this transformative time.


Alexandra Cornelius, History and Women's Studies DepartmentHeather Russell, English DepartmentChantalle Verna, History DepartmentShawn Christian, English Department (Moderator)


11:00am–12:00pm | Talk by Dr. Samantha Noël

12:00pm–01:00pm | Exhibition Viewing and Reception

01:00pm–02:00pm | FIU Faculty Panel

By ML Staff. Courtesy of The Wolfsonian–FIU


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