Crafting Your Experience

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William H. Johnson, Street Life, Harlem, ca. 1939-1940, oil on plywood, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the Harmon Foundation, 1967.59.674 This street scene adventure takes the viewer through a journey of Harlem as a village that is livelier. This liveliness was captured as early and it was during the Harlem Renaissance that visual artists depicted scenes of the upbeat, celebratory nights. Today, the Harlem street scene is a fun filled atmosphere that attracts visitors in person and online. Harlem is an energetic community filled with joyous sights and style. The alluring atmosphere of the community continues to shows pride in the rich heritage and culture it is all a great experience in the visual sense.

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