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Campus Culture & Community at MGA

A Guide to books, films, and other content related to culture and community


Visual Arts






African American Art


Bisa Butler: Clarice Smith Distinguished Lecture, Smithsonian American Art Museum (SAAM)


 Kara Walker: Starting Out | Art21


 Kerry James Marshall:  Mastry


Black Music in America


African American Literature

Duke Ellington

Duke Ellington

Publicity photo of Duke Ellington. Ellington is wearing a tuxedo with white tie. 

Stephen Taksler Collection, Popular Music and Culture Collection, Special Collections and Archives, Georgia State University Library

Jacob Lawrence

Born Atlantic City, New Jersey

During his lifetime, Jacob Lawrence achieved a level of recognition previously unequaled by an African American artist. In 1941 he exhibited a series of sixty paintings, originally entitled The Migration of the Negro, at Edith Halpert’s prestigious Downtown Gallery in New York City. 

Aaron Douglas

Aaron Douglas (1900- 1979). Painter, muralist. Important visual artist during the Harlem Renaissance. Illustrated James Weldon Johnson's book of poetic sermons, God's Trombones. Founded the Art Department at Fisk University and taught there for twenty-nine years.

Faith Ringgold

Faith Ringgold (born October 8, 1930 in Harlem, New York City) is an American painter, writer, mixed media sculptor, and performance artist, best known for her narrative quilts.

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