Visiting Sleeping Beauties: Reawakening Fashion?

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Social Change

These articles highlight art’s role in addressing social change.

Group portrait of members of the Second Baptist Church in Detroit, Michigan. Congregation poses in front of church building located at 441 Monroe Street; commercial buildings in background. Inset portrait of the Reverend Robert L. Bradby. Handwritten on front: "Second Baptist Church, Aug. 5, 1923. Jackson photo." Stamped on back: "Harvey C. Jackson, photographer. Clifford 6054 M. 2614 Beaubien St., Detroit, Mich. Suitable frames for this photograph in stock or made to order.

Discovering My Roots

Unearthing my family history through James Van Der Zee and Harvey Cook Jackson's photography.
Black-and-white poster with a bold statistic about AIDS, an image of a baby doll, and accompanying text about HIV/AIDS in babies.

Queer Activist Art

Gran Fury’s weapons of mass production.
Detail of Augusta Savage's sculpture "Lift Every Voice and Sing

Harlem Is Everywhere: Episode 5, Art as Activism

What was the political legacy of the Harlem Renaissance?
A female figure in a black burqa is set in a white space. Text in red reads "Masaawi Haqooq" in Urdu script.

Representing the Female Body

Take a closer look at two feminist artworks from the 1980s
by Lala Rukh and the Guerrilla Girls.

Exhibition Tour—The Harlem Renaissance and Transatlantic Modernism

Join Dr. Denise M. Murrell, Merryl H. and James S. Tisch Curator at Large in The Met’s Director's Office, for a virtual tour of the groundbreaking exhibition The Harlem Renaissance and Transatlantic Modernism.

Black and white image of the actor Charlie Chaplin dressed as the tramp, a white man in overalls in this scenario and a mustache where he is trapped between massive factory cogs that he is riding while also trying to tighten the bolts with both of his hands at the same time.

A More Perfect Union: American Political Art of the 1930s

The scholar Max Fraser considers how the Great Depression spurred a decade of art influenced by leftist politics.
Colorful print of two workers drilling at the ground in front of an industrial construction setting.

The Art of the Great Depression

How did a decade of unprecedented financial strife, radical social upheaval, and technological innovation shape art and cultural identity in the United States?
A Self-Portrait painting by the African American Painter Horace Pippin. A Black man sits against a blue background from his shoulders up looking directly towards us with deep brown eyes. He is wearing a black suit, off-white yellowish suit, and a striped tie with brown and a golden-mustard yellow.

Considering Horace Pippin

How has art history overlooked the crucial role disability played in Pippin's painting?

Giddens: At the Purchaser’s Option / Okpebholo: “oh freedom” from Songs in Flight

Composer Shawn Okpebholo and Duke University professor Dr. Tsitsi Ella Jaji bring individual stories to life through song.

Lo Tatou Seiana: Our Flowering, Our Time

Dan Taulapapa McMullin muses on colonialism, queer mythologies, and activism in the Pacific Islands.
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