The Black Body Propelled Through Time at The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture

      The National Black Theatre partners with the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture to present In Perpetual Flight: The Migration of the Black Body as part of Carnegie Hall’s citywide festival.

Black New York Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon at The Schomburg on February 16th

  The Schomburg Center, working with AfroCROWD, is proud to host Black New York Wikipedia Edit-a-thon, our fifth year initiative in which we invite members of the community and the general public to edit and contribute content related to Black history and culture on Wikipedia for the national Black WikiHistory Month outreach campaign. Black New […]

CRUSADER Opens at The Schomburg Center

In celebration of what would have been Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s 90th birthday, the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture opened its doors to the exhibition, CRUSADER: Martin Luther King, Jr. Read more……                    

‘Crusader: Martin Luther King, Jr’ Opens at The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture

      In celebration of what would have been Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s 90th birthday, the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture opened its doors to the exhibition, CRUSADER: Martin Luther King, Jr.

Annual Black Comic Book Festival at The Schomburg Center ~ January 18-19, 2019

The dates for the popular Black Comic Book Festival have been announced and Registration is open now! The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture announced the  7th Annual Black Comic Book Festival dates to be held on January 18-19, 2019. Read more….                    

The 7th Annual Black Comic Book Festival at The Schomburg Center set for January, 2019

    The dates for the popular Black Comic Book Festival have been announced. The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture announced the  7th Annual Black Comic Book Festival dates to be held on January 18-19, 2019.

The Schomburg Center Invites the Public to Explore Victor Hugo Green and The Green Books

      While The Green Book has been very much in the news this year, with The Museum of Arts & Design’s exhibition by artist Derrick Adams entitled Sanctuary and Unpacking the Green Book: Travel and Segregation in Jim Crow America, along with the about-to-be released movie, Green Book, The Schomburg Center for Research […]

The Schomburg Acquires Ossie Davis + Ruby Dee Archive!

    The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture at The New York Public Library has acquired the full archive of actors and activists Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee. The extensive archive includes more than 178.85 linear feet of material spanning eight decades of the couple’s careers in theater, film and television; their near […]

The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture Annouces Fall 2018 Season

    The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture will kick-off its Fall 2018 Season this September with The Queer Black Voice in Fashion on Wednesday, September 5th as part of Talks at the Schomburg during New York Fashion 2018 (September 6-14).

#BlackLivesMatter Co-Founder in Conversation at The Schomburg Center ~ January 16th

    Patrisse Khan-Cullors of #BlackLivesMatter in conversation with Akiba Solomon on Tuesday and book signing on January 16 at The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture.

Black Comic Book Festival at The Schomburg Center ~ Registration now Open!

    Get ready for the 6th Annual Black Comic Book Festival, Friday and Saturday, January 12-13 at The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. Black Panther Star Florence Kasumba will be joining the lineup!

Honoring World AIDS Day at The Schomburg Center

    The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture is honoring World AIDS Day with two very special events.  The second annual Black Tie “Holiday” Edition and 2017 Visual AIDS Day With(out) Art.

The Schomburg Presents ~ Open Archive: Kathleen Collins Collection

    Pop-in to the Schomburg Center for a Pop-Up exhibition on Tuesday, November 28th, featuring items from its collection of archival materials on groundbreaking filmmaker, playwright and author, Kathleen Collins (1942-1988).

The Schomburg Center Celebrates Newly Renovated Space

On Monday, October 16th, The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture opened its doors to present to the community an extensive, two-year, $22.3 million renovation. The ribbon-cutting was followed by a tour of the renovated spaces, now all open to the public. Take a peek inside.        

The Schomburg Center Celebrates Newly Renovated Space

    On Monday, October 16th, The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture opened its doors to present to the community an extensive, two-year, $22.3 million renovation. The ribbon-cutting was followed by a tour of the renovated spaces, now all open to the public.

The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture Acquires Jazz Legend Sonny Rollins’ Personal Archive

Jazz Legent, Sonny Rollins. Image courtesy of The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, with photo credit via Chuck Stewart

Schomburg Center to Host a Day of Solidarity ~ July 10th

    The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture will be hosting a Day of Solidarity on Racism, Immigration, and Family Separation on Tuesday, July 10th.

Essie Green Galleries Spring 2019 Exhibition Explores Forgeries & Fakes

    The Spring 2019 exhibition at Essie Green Galleries will focus on the recent attention paid to African-American artists, their rise in prominence in museums and in the marketplace, along with a significant rise in forgeries and fakes.

Art Installations, Events & Exhibits to Add to Your List in April, 2019

      Get ready for Spring with exhibits and events that will take you from Plein Air on The High Line to Jazz at The Apollo Theater. Play it Loud at The MET and Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Greenwich Village Historic District. Step onto the Roof Garden at The MET and Remember […]

Migrations: the Making of America ~ a Citywide Festival

      Carnegie Hall presents Migrations: The Making of America, a citywide festival that traces the journeys of people from different origins and backgrounds who helped to shape and influence the evolution of American arts and culture. The festival features more than 100 events celebrating the many contributions of the people who helped to […]

Art Installations, Exhibits & Events Roundup to Add to Your List in March, 2019

      March is filled with exciting and insightful art shows, exhibits and installations including the annual Armory Show, Armory Week, ADAA, with its new component, the Upper East Side Gallery Walk, and the Affordable Art Fair. Foundations with extensive private art collections open their doors with new gallery space in Chelsea and the […]

Claire Oliver Gallery Relocates from Chelsea to Harlem

      Celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, the Clair Oliver Gallery announced a move from its Chelsea location to a new home in Harlem, with space currently under construction.

Celebrating Women’s History Month ~ March 2019

    March is the month when we celebrate the extraordinary achievements of women, and this past year has truly been extraordinary, as we watched women in politics step forward to take the lead in Change. The National Women’s History Theme for 2019 is Visionary Women: Champions of Peace & Nonviolence. Here are a few ways […]

Beyond Sims: Artist Selection Panel ~ February 23rd

Panel discussion will take place on Saturday, February 23rd from 11am to 2pm at The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture located at 515 Malcolm X Blvd, at 135th Street. Steering Committee represented organizations include: El Museo del Barrio The New York Academy of Medicine Community Board 11 Black Youth Project 100 (BYP100) NYC […]

Art Installations, Exhibits & Events to Add to Your List in February, 2019

    There’s a lot going on in the month of February, from the celebration of Black History Month to the Lunar New Year, Valentine’s Day, New York Fashion Week, and a host of new installations and exhibits, including the relocation and opening of the Museum for Dogs here in New York. It’s a month […]

Celebrate Black History Month 2019 in NYC

  February is Black History Month, but The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture got an early start in celebration of what would have been Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s 90 birthday on January 15th with the new exhibition, CRUSADER ~ and  The Brooklyn Academy of Music will hold its annual event on January 21st. […]

Celebrate Black History Month 2019 in NYC

      February is Black History Month, but The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture got an early start in celebration of what would have been Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s 90 birthday on January 15th with the new exhibition, CRUSADER ~ and  The Brooklyn Academy of Music will hold its annual event on […]

Looking Back at ‘A Monument to the 500 Years of the Cultural Reversal of America’ by the artist Jorge Luis Rodriguez

      In anticipation of The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture’s upcoming event, Open Archive: The Slave Ship, we reached back in our archives to an exhibition on this very subject which opened at The Center for Puerto Rican Studies East Harlem in 2016. The exhibition was a compilation of decades of […]

57 Art Installations, Exhibits & Events to Add to Your List in January, 2019

    Kicking-off the New Year with installations, events and exhibits reflecting the diversity of New York ~ celebrating music, dance, art, and photography ~ a comic book festival, an art fair, a dog museum opening, and a host of exciting exhibits from 2018 still on view. Here are 57 suggestions to add to your […]

62 Art Installations, Exhibits and Events Not to Miss in December 2018

    Oh baby it’s cold outside ~ but there are a lot of installations, exhibits and events to warm your heart, with the first part of our list devoted to some suggestions for the Holiday Season. Here are 62 installations, exhibits and events for the month of December, 2018 to add to your list, […]

64 Art Installations, Exhibits & Events Not to Miss in November, 2018

    As we move deeper into Fall, nature presents its own glorious exhibit of colorful foliage in every size and shape. Outdoor art installations that unveiled earlier in the year will be seen through our seasonal lens, many of them still on view through winter, and into 2019. November will bring us indoors, warming […]

Studio Museum 127 Pops-Up inHarlem

    While we wait for The Studio Museum in Harlem to complete renovation, the Museum has been busy ‘outside its walls’ in a number of location’s inHarlem.  We went to visit the new Studio Museum Harlem 127, a temporary exhibition space located at 429 West 127th Street, to view a current exhibition ~ a beautiful […]

Maren Hassinger: Monuments coming to Marcus Garvey Park

      June 16th will bring inHarlem back to Marcus Garvey Park, with the eight site-specific installations Maren Hassinger: Monuments. Take a walk with us, beginning on 124th Street at the Fifth Avenue entrance.

Sotheby’s + Studio Museum in Harlem = Creating Space ~ Auction off to a Great Start!

      Creating Space: Artists for The Studio Museum in Harlem: An Auction to Benefit the Museum’s New Building  took place on May 16 and 17 at Sotheby’s New York, with a public viewing of the works during the month of May, up to auction date. The Museum hopes to raise $175 million during its […]

40 Events, Exhibits & Installations Not to Miss this May in NYC

      Spring is filled with events, art exhibits and installations in our Parks, Galleries, Museums, and Public Spaces.  In addition, we look forward to such annual events as 2018 NYCxDESIGN, MAS Jane’s Walk, GVSHP’s Spring House Tour, Harlem EatUp, The El Barrio Ethnic Festival, and Frieze 2018. Here are 40 that caught our […]

The Studio Museum in Harlem announces inHarlem Spring/Summer 2018 Exhibitions

      Continuing with The Studio Museum in Harlem ~ outside the walls, inHarlem announced its next two projects in and around the community, in collaboration with Marcus Garvey Park Alliance and The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture.

Celebrating Women’s History Month 2018

    March is the month when we celebrate the extraordinary achievements of women, and this past year has truly been extraordinary, from #RESIST to #METOO and #TimesUp ~ in the arts and activism, women have stepped forward to take the lead in Change. Here are a few ways to celebrate Women’s History Month, and […]

Derrick Adams: Sanctuary at Museum of Arts & Design

    The Museum of Arts & Design + the artist, Derrick Adams will take a deep-dive into The Green Book, a guidebook for black Americans, published by New York postal worker Victor Hugo Green from 1936 to 1966, during the Jim Crow era in America. Let’s take this ride.

You Say You Want a Revolution: Remembering the 60s

    Oracle/City of Los Angeles 1, no.5 (August 1967). Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature In collaboration with Carnegie Hall’s citywide festival The 60s, the New York Public Library is launching an exploration of the most influential elements of culture from 1960-74, and how they carry forward today.

GothamToGo ~ Places to Go….Things to See from December 15 – 31

    Keep an eye on Events/Installations from this past two weeks. Many are still on view through the Holiday Season. Places to Go…..Things to See from December 15 – 31

Spirit of Community: Art of Harlem

    Opening Reception, Spirit of Community: Art of Harlem on December 10 Barbara Horowitz, Community Works & Voza Rivers, New Heritage Theatre Group, The Harlem Arts Alliance and Harlem Hospital Center present Spirit of Community: Art of Harlem