365 Days of Art: June 8 – Augusta Savage Opens Gallery
June 8, 1939
Augusta Savage opens an art gallery on 125th Street in Harlem called the Salon of Contemporary Negro Art. The opening reception is well-attended, with 500 people of both races there, and there is buzz surrounding this well-known artist. The unfortunate thing is that residents of Harlem have no money for art, and people with money don’t want to come to Harlem. The gallery soon closes.