Virtual Harlem Exhibit
May 16, 2019 - July 21, 2019
Experience the 1920's Harlem in virtual Reality at the Ritz Theatre and Museum!
The Virtual Harlem Exhibit is a virtual
representation of Harlem, NY as it existed during the 1920s Jazz Age. This
project is one of the earliest full virtual reality environments created for
use in the humanities and certainly one of the first for use in an African
American literature course. The digital
environment contains iconic locations like the Cotton Club, the Apollo Theater,
Marshalls Hotel, museums, art galleries and the Harlem Branch Library. In
addition to these famous locations, there are also interactive elements,
collaborative possibilities, music of the period and opportunities for students
to create projects related to the period and to role play.
The Harlem Renaissance was an age of enlightenment in African-American culture that marked a transformative time in cultural arts, creative expression, and intellectualism. Immerse oneself in the historical magnitude of the Harlem Renaissance by visiting the Ritz Theatre and Museum starting May 16, 2019 - July 21, 2019. The interactive exhibit will use state of the art technology to educate, inform and excite visitors through three virtual reality experiences alongside murals. Key figures of the Harlem Renaissance were born or lived in Jacksonville, FL.
This is a traveling exhibit that tells the history of Harlem, NY in the 1920s through virtual reality. Guests will have the opportunity to tour the streets of Harlem and the popular night clubs of the era like the Cotton Club and the Savoy.
May 30, 2019: Opening Day Reception
Come in your 1920s attire for live music, and dancing!
Receive FREE tours of the exhibit every third Sunday of the month at The Playground.