Discover Augusta Savage's legacy as a Harlem Renaissance sculptor and art activist.

Searching for Augusta Savage American Masters

Premiered February 15, 2024
Searching for Augusta Savage

Augusta Savage was the first person in the U.S. to open a gallery dedicated to African American art. A Harlem Renaissance sculptor and art educator, she was also one of the first Black women art activists of her time and fought for the inclusion of Black artists in the mainstream canon. Art historian Jeffreen M. Hayes, Ph.D. explores Savage's legacy, and why her artwork has been largely erased.

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