The Call of the Jitterbug/William H. Johnson
|Event Type||Art à la Carte / Free Videos, Adults|
|Date||Wednesday, February 21, 2018|
|Time||12:15pm - 2:15pm (2h)|
The Call of the Jitterbug
The first art form to break the color barrier, the jitterbug brought blacks and whites dancing together, in a time period where integration was still far off in the distance. Interviews with musicians and dancers, combined with lively vintage footage, bring back the signs and sounds of this unique era.
The Life and Art of William H. Johnson
The life of African American painter William H. Johnson was truly extraordinary. His artistic career mirrored the complexities of art and society between the two World Wars. Although Johnson remained largely unknown during his lifetime, his artwork survived and he has become one of America's most important artists.