A ‘one-way ticket’ through the Harlem Renaissance

In a crowded corridor of the Metropolitan Museum of Art at Fifth Avenue in New York, Denise Murrell suits up for an explorative journey, like an astronaut preparing to step on a foreign surface. As she puts on modest audio equipment, she bristles mildly when she is recognized as the lead curator for the “Harlem Renaissance and Transatlantic Modernism” exhibit. 

It is a playful shake and smirk, to be sure. 

Over the next 30 minutes or so, she will take us on a trip that definitely shows that the famed art and social movement of the 1920s isn’t just in Harlem – or Chicago, or Louisville, Kentucky, for that matter.

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