Alicia Hylton-Daniel Lectures on Harlem Renaissance at Duke

January 30th, 2017

In January, MHAworks project manager Alicia Hylton-Daniel led a discussion at Duke University as  part of their 10-week continuing education course on art and conflict for senior citizens. Art & Memory: Examining the Repercussions of Conflict looked at how the worlds of art and architecture have reacted to various conflicts, both at the time of occurrence and in our memory.

 

The course covered a wide variety of topics, ranging from the French Revolution to September 11th. Alicia’s lecture detailed the history of the Harlem Renaissance and the ways art and architecture were transformed during that time, as well as how the conflict affects our understanding of the art today. The class facilitated wonderful discussion, participation, and interest.

 

In expressing her enthusiaum with the lecture and excitement with having received the opportunity, Alicia said, “It was nice to spend the day with older folks who continue to expand their interests in cultural learning; several of the folks wanted to chat more or offer what they knew having been alive at that time or shortly after.”