12/04/19 • 58 min
A special three part presentation of the Major Scale with Cornell Fine Arts Museum’s exhibit, African-American Art in the 20th Century, on loan from the Smithsonian American Art Museum. With a bounty of bold and brilliant masterworks from the likes of Romare Bearden, Lois Mailou Jones, Jacob Lawrence, and more, we're going to tie together the exhibit's themes of Jazz, the Blues, social commentary and civil rights with a look into the music of the era with the show’s curator, Virginia Mecklenburg. Episode 3 - African-American Art in the 20th Century in the Sunshine State. Among the many amazing artists in the exhibit, African-American Art in the 20th Century, is Purvis Young, a native to Florida. Since both Cornell Fine Arts Museum and the Major Scale are based in Central Florida, we thought we'd explore some regional Floridian roots. Young, the term "Outsider Artist," and the legendary Highwaymen are on the table for conversation as well as some of the Sunshine State's musical finest; including Slim Gaillard, Fats Navarro, Charles Tolliver, Gigi Gryce, Pee-Wee Ellis, Archie Shepp, and more.
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