The National Gallery of Art and The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York have each acquired a significant work by the leading visual artist of the Harlem Renaissance, Aaron Douglas. The two paintings, "The Judgment Day" (1939, National Gallery of Art) and "Let My People Go" (ca. 1935–1939, Metropolitan Museum of Art) derive from the acclaimed series Douglas created for James Weldon Johnson's 1927 publication "God's Trombones: Seven Negro Sermons in Verse."
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Aaron Douglas, "The Judgment Day," 1939, oil on tempered hardboard, National Gallery of Art, Washington, Patrons' Permanent Fund, The Avalon Fund