In Context: “Nude, Harlem”
WCMA's recent acquisition of James Van Der Zee's "Nude, Harlem," is the focal point for salon-style conversations about the body in art, culture, and society. Assistant Curator Horace Ballard leads the discussion.
James Van Der Zee (American, 1886–1983), Nude, Harlem, negative 1923, printed 1974. Gelatin sepia-toned print, 9 1/2 x 7 1/2 in. Museum purchase, Otis Family Acquisition Trust, M.2017.9.6