Zora Neale Hurston, the Harlem Renaissance, and African-American Identity

The Ascent of Ethiopia. By Lois Mailou Jones.

Lois Mailou Jones, The Ascent of Ethiopia; 1932

The Course

Introduction to Art History II (Spring 2011)

Exploring Hurston’s significance to American culture and her role in the Harlem Renaissance, students in two sections of Professor Libby’s Introduction to Art History II course created virtual art exhibitions. Acting as curators, they chose a theme, located actual works of art, researched their topic, wrote scholarly didactic material, and “installed” their exhibitions using 3-D modeling software.

Take a tour of the virtual exhibitions on Hurston and the Harlem Renaissance.

As a Result of This Course…

Professor Libby is working to how poster displays shown on campus and in the Winter Park area, including a display at the Winter Park Library July 31 through August 31.

About Susan Libby, Ph.D.

A scholar of 18th- and 19th-century European art, Professor of Art History Susan Libby teaches courses in modern European and American art, including Impressionism, artists on film, culture wars, and picturing war. More…