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The music of the Harlem Renaissance told through portraiture and paintings

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Arts Age Levels Elementary (9 to 12 years old), Middle School (13 to 15 years old), High School (16 to 18 years old), Post-Secondary

A collection of photography and paintings that highlight the beauty of the music and art that took place during the Harlem Renaissance within Harlem, New York. A birthplace to one of the greatest black cultural and artistic explosions known to date. 

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Ella Fitzgerald

National Portrait Gallery

Billie Holiday

National Portrait Gallery

Bessie Smith

National Portrait Gallery

Josephine Baker

Black History Now

Ethel Waters

National Portrait Gallery

sound recording: The Sound Of Jazz

National Museum of American History

Photograph of Count Basie

National Museum of African American History and Culture

sound recording: Farewell Blues; Way Back Blues

National Museum of American History

Louis Armstrong

National Portrait Gallery

Chick Webb

The Baltimore Sun Newspaper

Photograph of Cab Calloway

National Museum of African American History and Culture

Jacob Lawrence

Archives of American Art

Tombstones [painting] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)

Archives and Special Collections, Smithsonian American Art Museum

The Masked Ball [painting] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)

Archives and Special Collections, Smithsonian American Art Museum