In partnership with the National Park Service and Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, The National Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH) sponsors an annual event to commemorate the birth of Carter G. Woodson. The Spady Museum will partner with the South Florida Branch of ASALH to host this birthday commemoration at […]
The Decolonizing Refinement Exhibit depicts sugar, cotton and tobacco manufacturing made possible through slave labor in the Americas, specifically focusing on the impact they had in South Florida. Edouard Duval-Carrié is an internationally significant Miami-based Haitian-born artist who creates colorful, socially and politically oriented narrative art that channels his knowledge and fascination with Haitian history, […]
Langston Hughes is one of the more controversial names in the history of American poetry. He is among the most eloquent American poets to have sung about the wounds caused by social and political injustice. Though he never sought to be all things to all people, he managed to create a body of work that […]
Harlem Renaissance: On the Inside | A 2D, 3D and Virtual Reality exhibit. The 2D exhibit introduces you to the artists, writers, and musicians who contributed to the movement. Dance in the 3D experience with patrons of the Savoy Ballroom. Ocular glasses provide a virtual reality ride through Harlem in a car and a view […]
The Harlem Renaissance marked an exciting and transformative period in cultural arts and expression – an intellectual, social, and artistic explosion that took place in Harlem, New York, spanning the 1920s. During the time, it was known as the “New Negro Movement”, named after the 1925 anthology by Alain Locke. Artists such as Jacob Lawrence, Romare Bearden, Augusta Savage, Hale Woodruff, Charles Alston and Elizabeth Catlett rose to prominence, and collaborative, inventive music, dance, and poetry dominated the scene. For one month, The Spady Cultural Heritage Museum will merge the historical significance of the Harlem Renaissance with the technology of today in an interactive exhibit, incorporating 3D and virtual reality.
“Harlem Renaissance” opens Tuesday, October 2 and runs through Saturday, November 3, 2018. The exhibit will feature not only information on the influential personalities from Florida who contributed to the movement, but also three distinct virtual reality experiences, murals, artifacts, and related materials. The goal of the project is to combine digital humanities and technology innovation to educate, inform and excite visitors.
“Visitors will be able to wear ocular goggles and enter a virtual Harlem, where they can walk through the Savoy Ballroom or ride down a New York street during the 1920s,” said Museum Director Charlene Farrington. “It’s another way to help people feel like they were there.”
The exhibition is based on “The Virtual Harlem Project,” an established digital humanities project by Bryan Carter, an Associate Professor of Africana Studies at the University of Arizona, who specializes in African American literature of the 20th Century, with a primary focus on the Harlem Renaissance and digital culture.
The play Soul of Langston will be performed at the Spady Museum, 170 NW 5th Avenue, Delray Beach, FL on Friday, November 2 from 6-8 p.m. Cost: $15 in advance, $20 at the door. Highlighting the show, The Spady Museum will welcome actor and playwright Daron Stewart, as he performs his one-man show, “Soul of Langston,” on Friday, Nov. 2. The intimate portrayal of James Mercer Langston Hughes by Stewart gives the audience insight into his perspective, sense of humor, sense of duty and unique sensitivities to the circumstances of the American Negro.
COOKING WITH FLAVOR! On July 10th,Trinnette Morris of Trindy Gourmet led the first “Cook, Chat & Chew” here at the Spady Cultural Heritage Museum. Participants were taught how to prepare a Caribbean-inspired meal of Kale Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette, Curry Chicken with Sauteed Swiss Chard, Pigeon Peas and Rice, and Orange and Honey Roasted Carrots. Another […]