[caption id="attachment_4150" align="aligncenter" width="350"]Archibald J. Motley Jr., Gettin' Religion, 1948. Oil on canvas, 40 x 48.375 inches (101.6 x 122.9 cm). Archibald J. Motley Jr., Gettin' Religion, 1948. Oil on canvas, 40 x 48.375 inches (101.6 x 122.9 cm).[/caption]Travel back in time to the smooth sounds of jazz while embracing the sky-lit 8th floor gallery at the Whitney; relishing in the paintings of Archibald Motley. The Jazz-Age Modernist is the subject of one of the selected inaugural exhibits appearing at the newly opened Whitney Museum. A crucial figure in the Harlem Renaissance, Motley, born in New Orleans, uses a mix of expressionism and social realism to depict modern life in the 1920’s. October 2, 2015-January 17, 2016, The Whitney MuseumBy: Pia Finnigan