The Resource "A worthy individual of the opposite race" : Edwin A. Harleston at the Charleston Museum--Laura Bragg and Thomas P. Stoney's attempt for progress, 1926, by Caitlin E. Podas

"A worthy individual of the opposite race" : Edwin A. Harleston at the Charleston Museum--Laura Bragg and Thomas P. Stoney's attempt for progress, 1926, by Caitlin E. Podas

Label
"A worthy individual of the opposite race" : Edwin A. Harleston at the Charleston Museum--Laura Bragg and Thomas P. Stoney's attempt for progress, 1926
Title
"A worthy individual of the opposite race"
Title remainder
Edwin A. Harleston at the Charleston Museum--Laura Bragg and Thomas P. Stoney's attempt for progress, 1926
Statement of responsibility
by Caitlin E. Podas
Title variation
Edwin A. Harleston at the Charleston Museum
Title variation remainder
Laura Bragg and Thomas P. Stoney's attempt for progress, 1926
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In April 1926 African-American portraitist Edwin Augustus Harleston was invited by Mayor Thomas P. Stoney and museum director Laura Bragg to exhibit his work at the Charleston Museum. Despite having a formal education in art from Boston's School of the Museum of Fine Arts and exhibiting his work in Washington, D.C. and New York City, this was the first time he was offered the opportunity to hang his art in an institution in his hometown of Charleston because of Jim Crow laws and racial prejudice. Why then, in this time of segregation and racism, would Harleston be invited to make his artistic debut at the Charleston Museum? Stoney and Bragg saw Harleston's exhibition as an opportunity to further their progressive agendas; Stoney's attempts to increase tourism with the help of other artists and appear progressive in the eyes of the Foreign Trade Council; and Bragg's attempts to increase African American access at the museum and further her efforts to exhibit other cultures. Before the exhibit could take place, however, pressure from outside forces caused Stoney and Bragg to cancel the exhibition. This paper investigates the motivations of Laura Bragg and Thomas P. Stoney prior to 1926 and provides reasons as to why they invited Edwin A. Harleston to exhibit his work at the Charleston Museum. It also explores the reasons for why the exhibit was cancelled peremptorily and supports the notion that white artists of the Charleston Renaissance, who had power both in the city and at the Museum, pressured Bragg and Stoney to cancel the exhibition."--Page v
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
SXC
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Podas, Caitlin E
Dissertation note
Thesis (M.A.)--University of South Carolina, 2012.
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • theses
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  • Harleston, Edwin Augustus
  • Bragg, Laura M.
  • Stoney, Thomas P.
  • Charleston Museum (Charleston, S.C.)
  • African American painters
  • Painters
  • African American painting
  • Art
  • Charleston (S.C.)
Label
"A worthy individual of the opposite race" : Edwin A. Harleston at the Charleston Museum--Laura Bragg and Thomas P. Stoney's attempt for progress, 1926, by Caitlin E. Podas
Instantiates
Publication
Note
UMI number: 1516728
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- The artist -- The director and her museum: efforts to educate -- The mayor and his city: efforts to reform and draw visitors -- A worthy individual of the opposite race -- Unforeseen circumstances -- An explanation? -- Powerful painters and influential imagery -- Conclusion
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
viii, 54 pages
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
Label
"A worthy individual of the opposite race" : Edwin A. Harleston at the Charleston Museum--Laura Bragg and Thomas P. Stoney's attempt for progress, 1926, by Caitlin E. Podas
Publication
Note
UMI number: 1516728
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- The artist -- The director and her museum: efforts to educate -- The mayor and his city: efforts to reform and draw visitors -- A worthy individual of the opposite race -- Unforeseen circumstances -- An explanation? -- Powerful painters and influential imagery -- Conclusion
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
viii, 54 pages
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)

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