Sunday, April 29, 2012

Aaron Douglas Murals at Fisk

One of those out-of-the-way Nashville treasures I’ve meant to see for years. The Aaron Douglas murals on the second floor of the main administrative building at Fisk University. After being a part of what is commonly known as the Harlem Renaissance in New York, Douglas moved to Nashville in the late 30s and started Fisk’s art department. Finally enjoyed these on a recent trip to Nashville, after visiting the Stieglitz Collection, which I’ve seen a dozen times over the years, but keep returning to something new. A must.