Carl Van Vechten: O, Write My Name – Portraits of the Harlem Renaissance and Beyond (Canceled)

Friday, August 19, 2016
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM (ET)
MAGILL MAGILL Sharpless Gallery
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Carl Van Vechten: O, Write My Name – Portraits of the Harlem Renaissance and Beyond

Curated by William Earle Williams, Audrey A. and John L. Dusseau Professor in the Humanities and Curator of Photography at Haverford College

January 29–August 19, 2016
Sharpless Gallery
Magill Library

Opening reception:
Friday, January 29
5:00–6:30 p.m.

This is an exhibition of photographs by Carl Van Vechten (1880-1964), who was a proponent of the avant-garde and saw African American cultural expression as a an influential component of it. The exhibition also includes a rich trove of books, letters, and related artwork from the permanent collection at Haverford.

Learn more about the exhibition and Van Vechten at 

Pictured above right: 
Carl Van Vechten
American (1880-1964)

Zora Neale Hurston, 1903-1960.

1935 (printed ca. 1983)
Image: 9 1/16 in. x 5 7/8 in. (23 cm x 15 cm)
Photograph © Van Vechten Trust; Compilation/Publication © Eakins Press Foundation. From "O, Write My Name': American Portraits, Harlem Heroes.

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