Sugar Hill: Harlem's Historic Neighborhood
San Antonio Museum of Art Educator, Michelle Treviño, reads “Sugar Hill” by Carole Boston Weatherford. The selection for this book is inspired by "Bronzeville at Night," by Archibald John Motley Jr. This painting, currently on loan from Art Bridges, shows us Motley’s jazz-infused vision of Bronzeville, a black neighborhood on the South Side of Chicago.
Motley lived and worked in Chicago during the Great Migration, and paintings like this one celebrated and documented the city’s expanding black communities and cultures.
Archibald John Motley Jr., American, born 1891, "Bronzeville at Night," 1949, Oil on canvas, Lent by Art Bridges, L.2020.24
"Sugar Hill: Harlem's Historic Neighborhood," by Carole Boston Weatherford (Author), R. Gregory Christie (Illustrator), Albert Whitman & Company; Illustrated edition (February 1, 2014), ISBN-10 : 0807576506, ISBN-13 : 978-0807576502
Shades of Spring by Kevin MacLeod
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