Manage episode 289905848 series 2910672
Stephanie Dueñas and Russell Shoemaker discuss Augusta Savage’s unstoppable ambition that knew no bounds.
Her talent and courage culminated in her World’s Fair masterpiece, “The Harp”. Featuring her classic academic precision along with a refreshing quasi abstracting element - “The Harp” was and remains a piece like non other. Her monument extended to teaching the future African American Artists like Jacob Lawrence.
Our Art Pantry of the week is Plaster. Topics Include: The 1939 World’s Fair, Rose Gold Mussolini “robot,” The Great Migration, Jim Crow Laws, The Harlem Renaissance, phallic monuments, carrot and potato hats, a brief cameo by Basel Ricketbottom III; mudpies, the racist vapors, and the introduction of the Art Slice Museum’s new sculpture wing.
The song featured in this episode was "Your eyes said we were never coming back" by Kris Keogh. Consider supporting his work!
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