The Nasher Museum of Art presents Jazz Age Modernist, “Archibald John Motley Jr

Archibald Motley: Jazz Age Modernist” the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke  University, Presents  one of  the most important artists of the Harlem Renaissance, featuring the painter’s vision  of African American culture during the Jazz Age. The exhibition covers Motley’s entire career, including periods in Chicago, Paris, and Mexico.The works represents, in a radical and vibrant way, as well as vividly hued, lively scenes of crowded dancehalls that reflect the colorful spirit of the Harlem Renaissance.The exhibition also features his canvases of Jazz Age Paris and 1950s Mexico. Motley’s  most memorable works  of Art will be presented together for the first time . This exhibition will travel across the country ending at the Whitney in New York City in 2015.
What do you think? The exhibition features a number of paintings depicting the black communities of Chicago and Paris just before and after the Great Depression, and concludes with introspective moments of quotidian life in Mexico, made during the artist’s travels during the 1950s.The exhibition also features his noteworthy canvases of Jazz Age Paris and 1950s Mexico. Significant works will be presented together for the first time.
Cocktails 1926 


                                                           Octoroon Girl 1925

 self portrait 
Another fact :

         In 1927 Motley’s  painting  mending socks  was voted the most popular exhibit at the Newark Museum in New Jersey.


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