The Monumental Imagination of Augusta Savage

Sidedoor Season 8
12.28.2022

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Illustration of Augusta Savage sculpting a bust

Public monuments to honor Black Americans in the 1930s: that was the vision of Augusta Savage, a Harlem Renaissance sculptor who has been called one of the most influential artists of the 20th century. But the monuments she left behind might not be what you'd expect.

Guests:

Karen Lemmey, Lucy S. Rhame Curator of Sculpture at the Smithsonian American Art Museum 
Grace Yasumura, assistant curator at the Smithsonian American Art Museum 
Tess Korobkin, assistant professor of American Art at University of Maryland, College Park

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Because of Her Story

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